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Garrett Greene on Manning Passing Academy: ‘It Was an Unbelievable Experience’



Garrett Greene and Peyton Manning at Manning Passing Academy

Learning from quarterbacks with the last name Manning is invaluable for any young signal caller. And WVU quarterback Garrett Greene is now able to use another experience at the Manning Passing Academy to improve his game ahead of a season that could prove to be the most important of his career.

When Greene first visited the Manning Passing Academy as a camper, he was in awe of stars of the time like Baker Mayfield and hoped he could one day get on their level. Fast forward to this summer and he returned to the prestigious quarterback grooming ground as a counselor.

Greene did this as he’s competing to earn the starting job at West Virginia after emerging towards the end of last season.

But the one aspect of his game that many believe he still needs to work on in order to have success in a major conference is something NFL legends like Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning built their legacies doing very well. Everyone knows Greene can run. He’s shown he has the speed and ability to get by defenders. The question is can he pass well enough to be a complete dual-threat quarterback?

WV Sports Now talked with Greene about his recent experience at the camp and how it will make him a better quarterback.

“It was an unbelievable experience, learning from the Mannings’, learning from the best, being around some of the best quarterbacks in the county. We had 3 or 4 days, a few workouts and it was just awesome to be able to pick the brain of Peyton, Eli and Archie,” said Greene about being around the Manning family.

Greene then elaborated even further. “What I took from Peyton and Eli was just kinda their weekly routine during game week on how they watch film, what they were watching on certain days and the progression they went from the start of the week til the end.”

Even though he was there to learn from all-time greats himself, being there as a counselor was surreal and allowed Greene to give back to the camp that gave so much to him when he was a kid, and is still assisting in his development today.

“It was kinda a full circle thing for me. Just kinda being a camper there and then coming back as a counselor was really cool.”

It’s now up to Greene to take the knowledge he soaked up from the Manning’s and apply it moving forward, both on and off the field. If he can, maybe Greene could truly become the next great Mountaineer.

About the Manning Passing Academy

The Academy’s website includes a paragraph about what the event has been offering players in terms of development over the last 25 years.

“For over 25 years, the Manning Passing Academy has been heling players fully realize their potential on and off the football field. Whether you’re a quarterback, running back, wide receiver or tight end, the Manning Passing Academy will help you grasp the fundamentals of your position, and basic offensive and defensive strategies.

“We’ve gathered some of the most successful and brightest coaches and players from the professional, college and high school ranks to help all campers learn from the best.”


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