2011: Did not play, redshirted 2011 season ... Member of the scout squad.
High School: Graduated from Ruston High School in 2011 ... Received letters in football (3) and baseball (3) ... Received first team all-district, second team all-northeast and first team all-state honors in football.
Personal: Matthew Paul Manning ... Son of Rodney and Libby Manning ... Born on Feb. 22, 1993 in Jackson, Miss. ... Has one younger sister, Mary-Margaret.