Arizona Football

Foles earns distinction of Arizona athlete on Sports Illustrated covers the most

Nick Foles not only won a Super Bowl championship and MVP award this week, but he also became the Arizona athlete who has graced the Sports Illustrated cover the most with his fourth appearance.

The next highest Wildcat on the Sports Illustrated cover is Luke Walton with three, including one for the now defunct Sports Illustrated on Campus edition.

Foles is on the cover this week under the title “Philly Special”, two weeks after the magazine placed him there after he led the Philadelphia Eagles over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship game.

Here are Foles’ other three Sports Illustrated covers:

The following slideshow includes all 21 Sports Illustrated covers showcasing Arizona Wildcats athletes:

In reverse chronological order:

February 7, 2018 — Nick Foles: “Philly Special”

January 24, 2018 — Foles: “How the Eagles’ backup plan became a Super Bowl blueprint”

June 22, 2015 — Andre Iguodala: “Golden Ticket — How the NBA Finals turned on the matchup between Andre Iguodala and LeBron James”

March 11, 2015 — Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson and Brandon Ashley: “Arizona Wildcats — Their key: Roar on the boards”

Jan. 12, 2015 — Rob Gronkowski: “Gronked — The Pats’ party boy throttles back (sort of):

Nov. 5, 2014 — Brandon Ashley: “SI’s Final Four — Kentucky, Arizona, Wisconsin and Duke”

Aug. 27, 2014 — Foles: “Where did all the gunslingers go?”

March 20, 2014 — Nick Johnson: “The Madness Begins — Nick Johnson and top-cat Arizona are Final Four bound”

Dec. 10, 2013 — Foles: “And then Nick Foles happened”

Sept. 3, 2012 — Gronkowski: “NFL 2012 — The Full Gronkowski”

Nov. 21, 2005 — Ivan Radenovic, Chris Rodgers, Mohamed Tangara, Hassan Adams, Isaiah Fox, Mustafa Shakur, Kirk Walters and Marcus Williams: “Can anyone stop Duke? Here comes Arizona”

July 11, 2005 — Jennie Finch: “SI throws a party — Jennie Finch will be there”

Jan. 24, 2005 — Tedy Bruschi: “Defense rules the playoffs”

Feb. 5, 2004 — Luke Walton: “Last year’s stud, this year’s scrub. Life in the real world as told by Luke Walton”

Nov. 25, 2002 — Walton and Jason Gardner: “Arizona No. 1 College Hoops”

May 13, 2002 — Trevor Hoffman: “The Secret of San Diego — Why Trevor Hoffman of the Padres is the best closer (ever)”

March 18, 2002 — Walton: “Are you ready? Everybody into the pool”

April 1, 2001 — Loren Woods: “The four keys to the Final Four”

April 7, 1997 — Miles Simon: “Cool Cat — Miles Simon leads Arizona to the NCAA title”

Aug. 29, 1994 — Bruschi, Sean Harris, Jim Hoffman, Tony Bouie and Brandon Sanders: “Rock Solid — Arizona is No. 1”

Oct. 11, 1993 — Chuck Cecil: “Is Chuck Cecil too vicious for the NFL?”

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