Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Nick Foles led his team to a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 Sunday night.
But he knew all along where his strength truly came from.
What did he say?
It was an uncanny season for Foles, starting the year behind NFL star quarterback Carson Wentz. After Wentz went down with a season-ending injury in December, Foles was thrust into the spotlight to help lead the Eagles during one of the franchise’s best seasons in recent memory.
At first, Foles performed like a backup quarterback. But when the playoffs began, Foles lit up the field with masterful game performances. He carried the momentum into Sunday through all four quarters.
Playing against one of the best teams in NFL history, Foles threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. The performance catapulted him to MVP honors.
But Foles, a diehard Christian, knew who to thank first after receiving the honors.
“Unbelievable,” Foles said, holding his young daughter. “All the glory to God.”
— Super Bowl on NBC (@SNFonNBC) February 5, 2018
Foles has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith. He said just last week that upon retiring from football, he plans to become a pastor. The 29-year-old quarterback is currently studying at Liberty University to earn a graduate divinity degree.