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Peyton Manning crashes online UT class

"It's been a while. It's been at least since 1996...'97 since I've been in class."
Credit: @UTKnoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Imagine logging into an online class only to be greeted by one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.

That's exactly what happened to one class of UT students, who attended their communications seminar and were greeted by none other than Peyton Manning himself. 

@UTKnoxville posted a video of the exchange on Thursday.

The video starts with Associate Professor Dr. John Haas admonishing a student for tardiness. 

"Mr. Thompson I think you were late for class," Dr. Haas says. 

"I'm sorry Dr. Haas I'm sorry. It's been a while. It's been at least since 1996...'97 since I've been in class," Manning replies.

When the camera picks up Manning, the students in the class offer up some pretty hilarious reactions which range from this....

Credit: Vols Twitter

....to this....

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...and of course this...

Credit: @UTKnoxville

Manning then offers some words of encouragement to the communications class: 

"I just wanted to drop in and say hello to all the fellow communications students there and realize this is a unique time and probably not the way you guys expected to spend your senior year. I just encourage you to keep a positive attitude, keep working."

You can watch the full video of the heartwarming interaction on the @UTKnoxville twitter account.

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