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Nick Foles plans to become a pastor after football career, already taking classes

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback opened up in a new interview about his goals post-football career and where he sees himself later in life.


Brittany King


No matter the outcome of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Nick Foles has his eyes set on a whole new career. Speaking in a new interview, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback revealed that once the time comes for him to walk off the field for good, he won't just be sitting around enjoying retirement. 

The reason I decided to come back is I've loved the game of football since I was a kid, I loved playing sports, I loved being part of a team, and I knew as a person that the more growth I've had and the more opportunity I would have to glorify God and trust in him would be to go back and play football.

Nick Foles
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"I want to be a pastor in a high school," Foles said on Thursday, according to FOX29. "It's on my heart. I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary. I wanted to continue to learn and challenge my faith. It's a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct. You want to impact people's hearts."

 

The backup quarterback turned starter is passionate about helping students find their way and plans to use his experiences to inspire and encourage them.

 

"When I speak to (students), that's such a time of young men and young women's lives that there's a lot of things that are thrown at them. So much temptation in this world, so much going on with social media and the internet that you want to talk to them and address it and share all the weaknesses I have because I've fallen many times," Foles said. "It's something I want to do. I can't play football forever. I've been blessed with an amazing platform and it's just a door God has opened, but I still have a lot of school left and a long journey."

 

Foles will take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Sunday at Super Bowl 52.

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