New Exhibit on Elvis and His Love of Football Now Open at Graceland
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New Exhibit on Elvis and His Love of Football Now Open at Graceland

When Elvis Presley wasn’t on stage performing for thousands of screaming fans, he was trading in his microphone and jumpsuits for a football and pair of cleats, and now, Graceland guests can get an up-close look at one of the King’s favorite pastimes in the new “X’s & O’s: Elvis and His Love of Football” exhibit.

Elvis’ love for one of America’s greatest games went far beyond watching the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers – his two favorite teams – in the Mansion’s tv room. He carried a football with him just about anywhere, and pickup games on the Graceland grounds or a nearby park weren’t an uncommon occurrence. Even though these were games with friends, Elvis took touch football very seriously. He even went as far as developing playbooks for his teams.

Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning visited the Graceland Archives in 2019 to film an episode of his new series "Peyton’s Place," airing January 5, 2020 on ESPN+, and even the Super Bowl champ was blown away by the king’s play-calling and attention to detail when it came to formations and assignments. During the episode, Manning takes a trip to one of Elvis’ former stomping grounds and brings the playbook back to life with the help of local high school students. He even brings out his very own American Eagle jumpsuit and cape!

Graceland’s newest exhibit also features autographed memorabilia given to Elvis by NFL Hall of Famer “Broadway” Joe Namath, memorabilia from the Memphis Southmen, Memphis’ WFL team and a replica Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy for fans to snap pictures with. Fans can also get a glimpse of Elvis’s very own 1959 “Most Valuable Player” award from his touch football league in Bad Nauheim, Germany.

Fans wanting to learn more about the athlete that was Elvis Presley can find the “X’s & O’s: Elvis and His Love of Football” at Graceland’s Elvis Presley’s Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex inside the Haberdashery, alongside “Lisa Marie: Growing Up Presley.”

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