Arizona Football

Nick Foles & Rob Gronkowski shine in NFL Week 15

Former University of Arizona QB Nick Foles visited Rio Vista Elementary during his junior year with the Wildcats. (Andy Morales/

Former University of Arizona quarterback Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to a 34-29 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. Foles collected four touchdown passes in his first start since replacing the injured Carson Wentz. The win guaranteed a first-round bye for the Eagles (12-2) while the Giants fell to 2-12.

Foles went 24 for 38 for 237 yards for a QB Rating of 115.8.

Former Wildcat tight end Rob Gronkowski collected 168 yards receiving on nine catches to help the New England Patriots get past the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24. Both teams are sitting at 12-3 on the year.

Gronkowski caught three passes in the game-winning drive alone for a total of 69 yards. He also cashed in on a 2-point conversion. He now has 1,017 receiving yards on the year.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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