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Nick Foles

NFL Quarterback
Super Bowl XLII MVP Nick Foles is the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. He has been through quite a journey to become the football rockstar he is today.

Super Bowl XLII MVP Nick Foles has had a unique football journey, defined in part by its peaks and valleys. However, Nick nearly never made it to this point in his career, as he briefly lost his love for the game and seriously contemplated retirement two years ago. When his devotion to football began to waver, Nick was guided by the two most important things in his life - family and faith.

Following a stellar career at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, Nick was a three-year starter at the University of Arizona. He became the Wildcats' all time leader in passing yards and was subsequently drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In his second season, Nick produced one of the best statistical performances by a quarterback, throwing for 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions over 13 games. That year, Nick also tied the NFL record with seven touchdown passes in a single game. He continued his stellar play in the Pro Bowl, where he was named Offensive MVP. Despite this sensational season, Nick's path thereafter was anything but smooth.

After breaking his collarbone in 2014, Nick was traded to the St. Louis Rams. Following a disappointing one-year stint with the team, Nick began to question whether he still loved the game - so much so that he went months without even picking up a football. Nick's wife, Tori, wrote him a heartfelt letter that challenged him to grow and face his fears and failures. This, coupled with Nick's prayers for guidance, led him to take a leap of faith and return to the gridiron.

Reuniting with his first NFL coach, Andy Reid, in Kansas City, Nick regained his love for football. It was a special season for Nick, but bigger things were in store when he chose to return to the Eagles in 2017. After starting quarterback Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending injury, Nick led the team to the playoffs and impressive victories over the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings. Nick saved his best performance for the biggest stage, however, throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns (and even catching a touchdown pass on the memorable "Philly Special" play) to defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII and capture the game's MVP title.