86 Facts About Nick Foles


Nicholas Edward Foles was born on January 20,1989 and is an American football quarterback who has played in the National Football League for 11 seasons.


Nick Foles played college football at the University of Arizona and was selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles.


Unable to duplicate his success the following year, Nick Foles was traded to the St Louis Rams, where he struggled during his one season, and spent one season as a backup for the Kansas City Chiefs.


Nick Foles returned to the Eagles in 2017 as Carson Wentz's backup, but was promoted to starter when Wentz was injured near the end of the season.


Nick Foles led the Eagles throughout their playoff run, which culminated with the franchise's first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl LII and him earning the game's MVP award.


Nick Foles opted out of his contract with the Eagles to join the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019, but suffered an injury during the season opener that caused him to miss most of the year.


Nick Foles played his next three seasons alternating as a backup and starter with the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.


Nick Foles was born and raised in Austin, Texas, the son of restaurateurs Larry and Melissa Nick Foles.


Nick Foles excelled at basketball, where he started three years, twice received team MVP honors, and was recruited by Georgetown, Baylor, and Texas.


Nick Foles played high school football with Justin Tucker, kicker for the Baltimore Ravens, and Kyle Adams, a former tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears.


Nick Foles originally committed to Arizona State, but later decided to attend Michigan State.


In Corvallis, Nick Foles led the Wildcats to a victory against Oregon State.


Nick Foles started the rest of the season, completing 260 of 409 pass attempts for 2,486 yards, 19 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.


Nick Foles led the game-winning drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Bug Wright.


Nick Foles ranked first in the Pac-12 Conference and fifth among all NCAA Division I FBS players with an average of 352.58 yards of total offense per game.


Nick Foles ranked second in the Pac-12 and 20th among all FBS players in total passing yardage.


Nick Foles graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in communications.


Nick Foles was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round as the 88th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.


Nick Foles signed a four-year contract with the team on May 21,2012.


Nick Foles threw his first career touchdown pass to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin for 44 yards and finished with 22 completed passes out of 32 attempts for 219 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.


Vick was eventually ruled out of the following game against the Washington Redskins in Week 11, and Nick Foles made his first career start.


On Monday, December 3,2012, Eagles coach Andy Reid announced that Nick Foles would start for the rest of the year, regardless of when Vick returned from a concussion.


Nick Foles had 27 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.


Nick Foles played average during preseason while Vick excelled past him.


Nick Foles saw his first game in action during a Week 4 loss against the Denver Broncos.


Nick Foles completed 3 out of 4 attempted passes for a total of 49 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions.


However, against the Cowboys, Nick Foles completed only 11 of 29 passes for a total of 80 yards, with no touchdowns.


In that same game, Nick Foles left in the 4th quarter after suffering a head injury, and was replaced by rookie Matt Barkley.


The next day, Nick Foles was diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out of any participation in the Week 8 matchup against the Giants on medical grounds.


Nick Foles was given his third start of the season for Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders.


Nick Foles threw for seven touchdowns, tying a record held by six other quarterbacks.


Nick Foles is one of three quarterbacks to throw seven touchdowns and no interceptions; he amassed a perfect passer rating, having thrown more touchdown passes than incompletions.


Nick Foles was awarded his second NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award of the season for his performance against the Raiders.


In Week 10 of the regular season, Nick Foles played in his sixth game of the season against the Green Bay Packers.


Nick Foles completed 12 out of 18 passes for a total of 228 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions.


Nick Foles carried 8 times during the game, including a 16 yard long run, finishing the game with 38 yards total and one fumble lost.


Nick Foles continued as the starting quarterback in Week 11 of the regular season against the Washington Redskins at home.


Nick Foles rushed the ball on 9 occasions during the game, ending with 47 total yards and a rushing touchdown.


Nick Foles was named as the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, a decision which Vick fully agreed with.


Nick Foles set a team record for most passes without an interception, breaking Michael Vick's mark of 224 set in 2010.


However, Nick Foles again had another impressive game with yet another passer rating over 100 and three more touchdowns and only his second interception of the season.


Nick Foles helped lead the Eagles to their first NFC East division title in three years by beating the Cowboys in the regular season finale.


Nick Foles had his ninth game with a passer rating over 100.


Nick Foles finished the 2013 regular season with 27 touchdown passes and only 2 interceptions, just behind Tom Brady's 2016 record of 28 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions for the best TD-INT ratio in NFL history, and a season leading 119.0 passer rating and third in NFL history trailing only to Aaron Rodgers' 122.5 rating in 2011 and Peyton Manning's 121.1 rating in 2004.


Nick Foles led the Eagles to a playoff berth, the first since 2010.


Nick Foles threw for 195 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions, for a passer rating of 105.0, in his postseason debut.


Nick Foles was awarded the "NFL Greatness on the Road" award for his seven touchdown, perfect game performance against the Oakland Raiders during a road game in 2013.


Nick Foles was assigned to the 2014 Pro Bowl as an alternate and was drafted by Team Sanders.


Nick Foles won the Pro Bowl Offensive MVP award, which included a new GMC truck.


Nick Foles was aided by rookie receiver Jordan Matthews, second year tight end Zach Ertz, and veteran running back Darren Sproles.


Nick Foles started the game poorly, losing 2 fumbles and throwing an interception in the first half.


Nick Foles only lost two fumbles and threw two interceptions the entire 2013 season.


Nick Foles fought off the slow starts of games past, a strong Washington defensive front seven, and a brutal blindside hit from Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker which resulted in a major brawl between both teams and causing Eagles left tackle Jason Peters, the strongest player in their line, and Baker to be ejected from the game.


Nick Foles finished the game completing 66 percent of his passes, going for 325 yards and three touchdowns.


In Week 8, Nick Foles set a franchise record for most completions in a game with 36 and threw a career-high 62 times in a close loss to the Arizona Cardinals, finishing with 411 passing yards and 2 touchdowns.


Nick Foles signed a two-year, $24.5 million extension with the Rams on August 7,2015.


Nick Foles went 18 for 27 and passed for 297 yards in the game, and his lone passing touchdown came with 53 seconds left, bringing the game into overtime.


Nick Foles ran for 11 yards and 1 touchdown, which put the Rams in the lead in the middle of the second quarter.


In overtime, Nick Foles threw a 22-yard pass to wide receiver Stedman Bailey, which set up the Rams' game-winning field goal over the defending NFC Champions.


Nick Foles won his starting job back two weeks later after Keenum was out with a concussion, but his struggles worsened.


Nick Foles was again benched after Keenum returned from his concussion.


Upset that the now-Los Angeles Rams drafted quarterback Jared Goff as the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL draft, Nick Foles requested and was granted a release on July 27,2016.


In Week 8 at Indianapolis Colts after Alex Smith left the game with a concussion, Nick Foles took over for the remainder of the game, and finished with 223 yards and two touchdowns.


The Chiefs announced that Nick Foles would start in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars as Smith was still recovering from injury.


On March 13,2017, Nick Foles signed a two-year contract to return to the Philadelphia Eagles to back up 2016 first-round pick Carson Wentz.


On December 11,2017, head coach Doug Pederson announced that Nick Foles would be the starter after Wentz was ruled out for the season.


Nick Foles was 19-of-38 for 163 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception.


In Super Bowl LII, Nick Foles caught a touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton, becoming the first player to both throw and catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl, while being the third quarterback to catch a pass in a Super Bowl, after John Elway in Super Bowl XXII and Jim Kelly in Super Bowl XXVI.


Nick Foles completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception, and was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.


On September 3,2018, Nick Foles was named the starter for the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons, as Wentz was not yet medically cleared for contact.


Late in the game, on what would turn out to be the Eagles last offensive possession, Nick Foles threw a pass that went through receiver Alshon Jeffery's hands and was intercepted by Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, which allowed the Saints to run out the clock and win.


On March 13,2019, Nick Foles signed a four-year contract worth $88 million with the Jacksonville Jaguars.


In Week 1 of the 2019 season, Nick Foles started the game against the Kansas City Chiefs completing 5 of 8 passes for 75 yards and a touchdown, but suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter and was ruled out the rest of the game.


Later that day, it was revealed that Nick Foles had suffered a broken left clavicle and underwent surgery the next day.


Nick Foles was designated for return from injured reserve on October 23,2019, and began practicing with the team.


Nick Foles made his return from injury in Week 11 against the Indianapolis Colts.


Days after the game, head coach Doug Marrone announced that Nick Foles would be benched and Minshew would retake the starting job.


Nick Foles was traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a compensatory fourth-round 2020 NFL Draft pick on March 31,2020.


Nick Foles competed with Mitchell Trubisky for the starting quarterback position during Training Camp, eventually losing and becoming the backup.


In Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, Nick Foles threw for 106 yards and an interception before suffering a hip injury that required him to be carted off the field after being slammed to the turf late in the fourth quarter.


Nick Foles signed a two-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts on May 23,2022.


Nick Foles married Tori Moore, who is the younger sister of former NFL tight end Evan Moore, in 2014.


Moore and Nick Foles were briefly teammates with the Eagles in 2012.


Nick Foles then purchased a home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida that same year, but put it up for sale in 2020 after he was traded to the Bears.


Nick Foles donated the proceeds of the book to charity.


Nick Foles has his own charitable foundation called the Nick Foles Believe Foundation.