Air-It-Out session set for Saturday at Nicholls State

THIBODAUX — Peyton and Eli Manning and some of the top collegiate quarterbacks in the country will display their skills Saturday night at John L. Guidry Stadium for the Papa John’s Air-It-Out and Iberia Bank Quarterback Challenge held annually in conjunction with the Manning Passing Academy.

The Manning brothers will headline the event, which starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 through from until midnight Friday.

General admission tickets are available for $15 until the start of the event. All proceeds from the event directly support the Nicholls athletic department.

Every year, top quarterbacks and wide receivers from both the college and professional ranks square off in an exhibition highlighting the skills being taught at one of the nation’s premier skill-position football camps.

Some of the best quarterbacks and receivers in the nation will work as camp counselors for the academy. Last year, 40 pro and college quarterbacks participated in the Air-It-Out session.

Some of those college players included USC’s Matt Barkley, Florida State’s EJ Manuel and N.C. State’s Mike Glennon.