Joe Carbone Got the Most Out of His Time at the Manning Passing Academy
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – A typical off season for a college quarterback includes going to class, getting stronger in the weight room and working to improve his skill set each day as the upcoming season rapidly moves closer and closer. When a famous NFL alum and father of two future Hall of Fame NFL quarterbacks calls you, all of that changes, at least a little. That is what happened to Stony Brook's senior quarterback Joe Carbone (Wethersfield, Conn./Xavier) back in March when Archie Manning, father of Peyton and Eli Manning, gave him a call. "Archie Manning called me one day. I was like "Who is this?," Carbone reflected. "He asked if I'd like to come down to the Manning Passing Academy. It was a no brainer. I said of course, it would be an honor." Carbone recently returned to Long Island after spending four days at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, investing in his craft as a quarterback alongside some of the best to have ever played the position.