Peyton Manning’s football career in pictures According to the school, Ball State alumnus Letterman suggested his alma mater as the setting for an episode of Manning's documentary series focused on football history.
Letterman, who hosted "Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Late Show with David Letterman" from 1982-2015, and former Colts quarterback Manning visited Ball State sites Scheumann Stadium and the Frog Baby sculpture outside Bracken Library. The Ball State Daily News tweeted four images of the pair.
Peyton Manning and David Letterman spent time together Tuesday at Ball State. (Photo: CBS file photo)
Brandon Martin, a Ball State football player, was seen making an on-camera appearance with Letterman and Manning. A Colts jersey featuring Letterman's name was draped on the Frog Baby sculpture.
The episode of "Peyton's Places" is scheduled to air in January.
“It was an exciting day for our football program,” Ball State athletic director Beth Goetz said in a statement. “The team was thrilled to engage with these two Indiana legends for ‘Peyton’s Places.’" The school described the TV project as a private and low-key workday because of the coronavirus pandemic and time constraints.
Manning made his first appearance on Letterman's "Late Show" in 1997, when the quarterback was a University of Tennessee standout. Manning's final appearance on "The Late Show" was May 20, 2015, when he helped deliver the show's signature "Top 10 List" on Letterman's farewell episode.
In 2017, Letterman spoke during the ceremony unveiling Manning's statue outside Lucas Oil Stadium.