He also took home a Super Bowl LII MVP trophy in the process, but reaching the pinnacle of the NFL pales in comparison to his own higher calling in life — becoming a pastor.
According to website reports, Foles, an Austin native, told the media Thursday that his path to become a pastor started before he took a snap this season for the Eagles.
"I want to be a pastor in a high school," said Foles, a graduate of Austin Westlake High School. "It's on my heart. I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It's a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people's hearts."
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Coincidentally, after being voted as the offensive MVP of the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, Foles was a step away from retiring from football altogether until prayer led him to a change of heart. He told reporters that it took more faith for him to return to the Eagles as the backup quarterback to Carson Wentz than it would have to becoming a pastor.
"Either way would've been fine. Either way, I would've trusted in God. I would've done something else and glorified God in that instance,” Foles said.