NFL player Nick Foles, eagles quarterback, is big on sharing his Christian faith and never shy’s away from putting Jesus before everything else. It’s no surprise then that at the end of his football career, he plans to become a pastor. Ahead of the Super Bowl where his team faced off the praise-worthy New England Patriots on Sunday.;, the 29 year old NFL player said; “I want to be a pastor in a high school,”.
He further shared: “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,” he also said:
“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,” adding. “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.”
The Eagles went on to win over the Patriots on Sunday, It was the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship since 1960. At the start of the football season, however, it didn’t look as though Foles would be the one to lead the team’s latest charge to football glory. After suffering a few years of insignificant performances since 2013 when he made the Pro Bowl after making 27 touchdown passes for Chip Kelly’s Eagles, he was thinking about retiring. However, before making such a huge decision, Foles and his family prayed and he chose to remain in the NFL coming back to play behind Start quarterback Carson Wentz who sadly got injured leaving Foles to lead his team to glory. Congratulations are in order for the Philadelphia Eagles.
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