Former Arizona Wildcats quarterback Nick Foles, the most prolific passer in school history, continues his fantasy year of 2018 earning an ESPY award tonight for the Best Championship Performance.
Foles, a backup quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles most of last season, became the team’s starter when Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending knee injury in the last month. Foles engineered the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title, earning the MVP honors in the win over the New England Patriots.
Foles’ year of accomplishment continued with the recent release of his book “Believe It,” which became a New York Times bestseller.
Tonight, the dream ride became prolonged with the ESPY award.
“Finally, there’s a lot of kids watching this,” said Foles, who thanked his wife Tori, a former Arizona volleyball standout. “There’s going to be a lot of people that doubt you, don’t listen to them. What matters is what’s in here (points at his heart) and the people that love you, support you. Go out there every day and be bold. Thank you.”
Here are some social media reactions of his latest accomplishment:
That 2009 Arizona football squad had 2 @ESPYS winners on roster:
Nick Foles: Best Championship Performance (2018)
Rob Gronkowski: Best Comeback Athlete (2015) pic.twitter.com/Zzb66VovfT