The 6’6″ Nick Foles can often see over defenses, but on November 3, 2013 he made the Oakland Raiders defense disappear. The second year NFL quarterback tied a single game record that’s nearly 60 years old and has been equaled by only six other quarterbacks since, including future hall-of-famer Peyton Manning in the opening game of this season. Foles is originally from Austin, TX, where he quarterbacked the same high school squad once led by NFL star Drew Brees. Foles then attended Michigan State for a year before heading to the desert and Arizona, where he led the Wildcats in 2010 and 2011. Foles, though sure to be a high pick after leading the Pac-12 in yardage his senior year (he was drafted by the Eagles in the third round), nevertheless stuck around Arizona and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.
In his extraordinary game against Oakland, Foles not only threw a touchdown for each day of the week but did not throw an interception. It was reported that in the locker room afterwards he stood 6’7″, though this was likely hyperbole. (6’6″ has been more than tall enough for Nick Foles, who was also recruited heavily out of high school to play Division 1 NCAA basketball.) Foles, who is just 24, weighs 243 pounds–but this too was disputed after his performance–when he was said to have been floating inches above the ground. Foles endorses products by Advocare, which counts the aforementioned Brees and a bunch of other big name athletes among its advocates. Advocare is probably as happy as the crowd at Pat’s Steaks about the seven touchdown stunner. Foles is also fond of Philadelphia cheese steaks and the Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator, Jason Tarver.