VIDEO: Nick Foles High School Football Highlights From 2006 Are an Incredible Throwback
Missing football while the sports world is on pause? Fans can fill the void by throwing it back with some amazing 2006 high school football highlights from Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.
Playing at Westlake High School in Texas, Foles showed some huge potential even as a teenager.
If Westlake sounds familiar, that could be because it's also where Drew Brees went to school (and also put up some amazing highlights in 1996). One of the earliest signs of Foles' greatness came when he started breaking Brees' high school records — including most passing yards (5,658) and touchdowns (56) in school history.
Foles was a multi-sport star, too. He was a three-year starter for the Westlake basketball team, winning team MVP twice. Georgetown, Baylor and Texas were all recruiting him as a basketball player.
He ended up choosing football, though, where he originally went to Michigan State before transferring to the University of Arizona, redshirting in 2008. He went on to play three seasons at Arizona, racking up 10,011 yards and 67 touchdowns on 1,404 pass attempts. To this day he remains the only passer in Wildcats history to eclipse 10,000 yards.
The success he has gone on to have at the NFL level is more well-known. He broke out with an incredible 2013 season under Chip Kelly, leading the NFL in passer rating. He then bounced around a couple teams before re-signing with the Philadelphia Eagles as a backup to Carson Wentz. He, of course, ended up starting when Carson Wentz got hurt, leading the Eagles to three playoff wins and earning Super Bowl MVP honors in 2017.
He's now got the inside track on the Chicago Bears starting QB job, and Bears fans have to be excited about having a Super Bowl MVP under center.
For more awesome throwback high school football highlights videos, be sure to check out Allen Robinson from 2010, Gardner Minshew from 2014 and even Tom Brady from 1994!
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