Super Bowl LII: 4 Times Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles Showcased His Faith
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles professed his Christian faith long before leading his team to victory at Super Bowl LII Sunday night. Now, The Christian Post is highlighting some of the most prominent faith-filled moments on the road to the 29-year-old's rise to superstardom on the big Super Bowl stage.
1. Foles Takes Courses at Liberty University
Foles is taking graduate courses under Liberty University's online education program at the Rawlings School of Divinity, according to the website for the Christian college, located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Now, he holds the honor of being the first Liberty student to quarterback a winning Super Bowl team.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell took to Twitter to make the announcement and congratulate Foles.
"Congratulations to Liberty student @NFoles_9 on an incredible performance tonight and on becoming the first @LibertyU student to quarterback a winning @SuperBowl team! Amazing job by @Eagles," Falwell tweeted. "Great game and a real testament to the character and perseverance of the Eagles team!"
Foles has stated that after football, he is thinking of becoming a pastor.
2. Faith Kept Nick From Retiring
Foles is a Super Bowl champion but there was once a time he lost his passion for the NFL and contemplated retirement. In the YouVersion plan, "Professional Football Players On Humility & Surrender," the Eagles third round draft pick in 2012 revealed that God told him to take a leap of faith with his career to ultimately glorify Him.
"At that moment, through that prayer, He said, 'Hey, just take a step of faith.' You're either going to stop playing the game of football and you're going to go onto a different area of your life and I'm going to be with you," he said.
"I'm going to be the most important thing in your life, or you're going to step back into football and you're going to continue to play and I'm going to be with you every step of the way and you're going to play to glorify me."