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17 NFL Players Who LOVE Jesus (and Football)

Christian Football Players in the NFL

#14. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback

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Foles stepped in when Carson Wentz went down with a season ending injury. Most thought the Eagles’ championship hopes went down with him, but Foles had another idea. Last year’s Super Bowl MVP carried the team through the playoffs and championship game.

He is taking online seminary classes through Liberty University with the goal of one day becoming a pastor in a high school.  

“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 added. “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.”

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Bob Ditmer has worked in Christian media for more than 20 years including positions with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Focus on the Family.