Nick Foles is a decorated NFL player who led the Philadelphia Eagles to a dramatic win at the Super Bowl LII in 2017. The quarterback who is a native of Austin, Texas has also gone ahead to play for four other teams in the NFL with his recent team being the Chicago Bears with whom he signed a deal in March 2020.
More so, on the family front, Nick is also thriving as he is a very loving father and a husband who has been strong for his wife throughout her health crisis. It is believed he must have picked up this attribute from his parents who showed him immense support even though he did not follow in their line of business when he came off age.
Nick Foles Early Life & Background Details
Foles was born on the 20th of January 1989 in Austin, Texas, and raised in the same town, alongside his two sisters, Katie and Lacey Foles. His parents, Larry Foles and Melissa Foles are notable as restaurateurs but rather than follow in his parents’ line of business, Nick chose to pursue his love and passion for the game of football and his parents didn’t stop him, rather they gave him all the support he needed.
His high school education was completed in 2007 at Westlake High School where he played both football and basketball. During his two seasons with the school’s football team as a starter, Nick Foles broke the high school record held by Drew Brees after he threw for 5,658 yards with 56 touchdowns. His high school teammates, Justin Tucker and Kyle Adams – are also very talented NFL player
As a basketball player, Nick started for three years and earned the team’s MVP honors twice. He was later recruited to play for Texas, Baylor, and Georgetown even though he was a high school student. However, towards the end of his high school career, Nick committed himself to play football for Arizona State but would later change his mind and go to Michigan State. He also transferred from Michigan State to the University of Arizona where he bagged a degree in communication.
He Has Played For The Philadelphia Eagles And Four Other Notable Teams In The NFL
Nick Foles entered for the 2012 NFL Draft and was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles as the 88th overall pick in the 3rd round of the draft. In May that same year, he signed a 4-year deal with the franchise and made his first career start in a Week 11 game against the Washington Redskins. Although the Eagles lost to the Redskins, Foles was responsible for 21 for 47 in passing 204 yards, with no interceptions and touchdowns. In December, he recorded his first win as a starter in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which ended in a 23–21 win.
After three seasons with the Eagles, he was traded to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for Sam Bradford during the 2015 NFL Draft but his stay with the team was short-lived. In August 2016, he signed another one year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $1.75 million which included a 2nd-year option worth between $6.75 million and $16 million. Unfortunately, the franchise didn’t activate the 2nd option on his contract, thus, making him a free agent after the 2016 season. Incidentally, Nick Foles returned to the Eagles on a two-year contract to back up their 2016 1st-round pick, Carson Wentz.
In 2017, he led the Philadelphia Eagles to a dramatic win at the Super Bowl LII and recorded very impressive statistics in the next season which earned him the title of NFC Offensive Player of the Week during Week 16 of the 2018 season. More so, during that period, Nick made 471 passing yards which surpassed the passing yards made by Donovan McNabbs who held the title of the most passing yard made by a quarterback on the team in per game. Unfortunately, his stay with the team ended the next year when they announced that they were going in for the $20 million option provided in his contract but Nick Foles went ahead to declare himself a free agent in February 2019.
His Stint With The Jacksonville Jaguars
A month after he became a free agent, Foles signed a 4-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Week 1 of the 2019 season, he made his first start for the team recording one touchdown and 5 out of 8 passes in 75 yards. However, due to a clavicle injury, he sustained in the field, he had to undergo surgery and was sidelined for about 9 weeks.
He came back on the pitch in Week 11 but was later benched in Week 13 during the game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Foles recorded his least career statistic during this season as he finished it with a total of 739 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. He was subsequently traded off to the Chicago Bears on March 31st, 2020.
What We Know About Nick Foles Marriage to Tori Moore
The NFL Star Met His Wife As An Undergrad
Nick and Tori’s love is believed to have sparked from the first time they met. The pair were both undergraduate students at the University of Arizona and during that time, Tori was also very active on the school’s volleyball team. They reported maintained a casual friendship throughout their university days and decided to start a serious relationship upon graduation in 2011. More so, the pair even got closer when Nick and Tori’s brother, Evan Moore became teammates playing for Philadelphia Eagles back in 2012. The lovebirds went on to tie the nuptial knot about two years later – in 2014.
However, prior to taking the plunge into marriage, Tori had been diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and according to an interview she had with CNN, she revealed she has been living with the health issue since her early 20s. This ailment posed a serious challenge to Tori as she spent a better part of 2013 in the hospital. It was also during this trying time that the pair took their vows which explains why they never had an elaborate wedding ceremony nor did they go to any exotic place for their honeymoon.
The Couple Had Fears For With Regards To Childbearing Due To Tori’s Health Struggles
According to reports, POTS usually comes with a lot of symptoms that the patients have to live with on a daily basis. Some of its signs include fatigue, lightheadedness and even fainting in some cases. This made Tori wonder whether she would be able to cater to the needs of a child seeing that she could hardly attend to her own needs some days. However, she was able to pull through and subsequently acquired sufficient knowledge that helped her to manage her health appropriately.
The couple eventually had their beautiful daughter, Lily James in 2017, and although Tori later suffered a miscarriage sometime in 2019, the family welcomed a new addition in June 2020 with the birth of their son, Duke Nathan Floes.
They Are Devoted Christians
Nick Foles is not just a professing Christian but also a practicing one. He is very vocal about his belief in Jesus Christ and desires to become a preacher reaching out to high school students after retiring from his football career. He recently revealed that he signed up for classes at a seminary, however, combining that with his current career has been very challenging since it involves writing biblically correct papers.
His wife has also attested to the fact that it was her faith as a Christian that helped her in dealing with her sickness. More so, she attributes her husband’s success in his career as a divine proof of God’s plans in their lives being fulfilled and how He wants them to enjoy the process of life.