Who is Nick Foles?
Nick Foles is an American football quarterback who is best remembered for the leading role he played in the Philadelphia Eagles’ win of the 2017 Super Bowl Title. Nick Foles began his professional football career in 2012 and, and the very next year (2013), he became the second quarterback in NFL history to score a perfect passer rating of 158.3 for the 400 yards. That very same year he was named the first quarterback to score seven touchdowns and achieve a perfect passer rating in a single game. In a career spanning eight years, Nick Foles has played for Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Ram, and Jacksonville Jaguars and has won numerous awards and titles. At the present, he has been playing for Chicago Bears since 2020. Besides being an excellent quarterback, Foles is a firm believer in Christianity. He understands that he cannot play football forever, so in 2017 he enrolled in an online seminary course at Liberty University. Foles is serious about becoming a pastor once he is done with football.
Childhood & Early Life
Nick Foles was born on January 20, 1989, in Austin, Texas, USA. He was raised in Texas, a state known for being football crazy. So, it was no wonder that Foles took to football early on in life.
His parents, Larry Foles and Melissa Foles were in the restaurant business.
He was a student of Westlake High School, where he played both basketball and football. He was an excellent basketball player and was twice awarded MVP honors. He graduated from high school in 2007 and decided to focus on football in his college years.
He was admitted to Michigan State University but when he realized that he was placed behind Kirk Cousins and Brian Hoyer in the depth charts, he decided to transfer to the University of Arizona.
During his college years, he led the Wildcats, which is the official football team of the University of Arizona, to numerous wins. His junior year was especially memorable with 20 touchdowns, 3,191 yards, and 10 interceptions.
He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2011 with a degree in communication.
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Nick Foles’ professional football career began in 2012 when he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a four-year contract. His first game as an NFL player was against the Dallas Cowboys. He got this chance when in the middle of the 2012 season, when Michael Vick had to take a break due to an injury.
The 2013 season turned out to be very good for Foles. He gave some excellent performances on the pitch and was named NFC’s most offensive player of the month.
In the 2013 season, Nick Foles made seven touchdowns in a single game. He also became the first player in NFL history to have above 149 pass ratings in two consecutive weeks. He was named the king passer of the NFL. That season ended with Foles playing a major role in the Philadelphia Eagles winning the NFC East Division title.
In 2015, Nick Foles was traded to St. Louis Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford. He signed a two-year contract with the team.
His first game for the team was against the Seattle Seahawks. He stayed with the team for a year, during which he was not able to perform at his best and was not given enough time on the field.
Nick Foles made a move for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016. He signed a one-year contract with the team. He gave some outstanding performances on the field for the team; however, the team’s management refused to renew his contract for the second year.
Nick Foles then decided to return to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2017. He signed a two-year contract. He played some of the best football of his career during his second stint with the Eagles. He was instrumental in the Philadelphia Eagles defeating the New England Patriots and winning the Super Bowl LII title for the 2017 season. It was the first Super Bowl title for the Eagles. He was awarded the MVP title for that game.
In 2019, Nick Foles decided to transfer to Jacksonville Jaguars. His four-year contract was worth 88 million dollars. His first game was against the Kansas City Chiefs. However, he suffered an injury during this game and had to sit out for most of the games that season.
In 2020, he was transferred to the Chicago Bears, which is his current team. Here he found himself competing with Mitchell Trubisky for the quarterback position. Foles was given the chance in the game against the Atlanta Falcons when Trubisky was struggling to perform. The Bears went on to win the game and Foles was officially named as the starter quarterback for the team.
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When he is not playing professional football, he has kept himself busy writing. His autobiography, Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds, was published in 2018 and soon earned the number 5 spot on the New York Times best-seller list.
Honours & Achievements
Nick Foles was named the Super Bowl MVP LII for guiding the Philadelphia Eagles to win their first Super Bowl title in 2018.
He also holds the NFL record of becoming the second player to complete seven touchdowns in a single game.
Family & Personal Life
Nick Foles married Tori Moore in 2014. She is the sister of Evan Moore, who is a former NFL player. He first met her at the University of Arizona, where she was studying. She was into volleyball and used to play for the Arizona Wildcats. Gradually their friendship developed into romance.
After graduating, Tori Moore started working as a digital marketer for Nike in Portland, Oregon. She had to leave her job after she was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
Their daughter, Lily James Foles, was born in 2017. On June 19, 2020, they welcomed their son, Duke Nathan Foles.
Nick Foles has two sisters, Lacey Foles and Katie Foles.
His father was the co-founder of the famous Eddie V’s restaurant chain. In 2011, his father sold the business for 59 million dollars.
He was called St. Nick by the Philadelphia Eagles fans for having the nick to deliver a win late in the season.
He is known as the king of passers for achieving the perfect passer rating of 158.3 in a game in the 2013 season.