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Pastor Foles has a nice ring to it! Super Bowl LII MVP wants to be behind the pulpit

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) holds his daughter, Lily James, after winning the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) holds his daughter, Lily James, after winning the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. AP

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, outplayed – and outgunned — NFL MVP Tom Brady to help the Eagles capture Super Bowl LII.

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."

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.

Eagles quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles talks about playing against Tom Brady and the Patriots in the biggest game of them all. The Eagles upset the Patriots, 41-33.

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