Nick Foles and his adorable family are heading to Disney World.
After leading the Philadelphia Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, the 29-year-old quarterback proudly proclaimed he was Florida-bound, while on the field with wife Tori Moore and 7-month-old daughter Lily James.
“I’m going to Disney World,” an elated Foles shouted at the camera.
Selected by the Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Foles spent three seasons in the City of Brotherly Love before being traded to the St. Louis Rams in 2015. As the Rams shifted direction, both at the quarterback position and time zone, he requested a trade to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Foles married fellow University of Arizona alum Moore in 2014.
“She was the first person I actually ever saw at the University of Arizona,” Foles previously told the Press of Atlantic City. “I was going to my [football] physical. I remember walking down the stairs and thinking, ‘Wow, this might be the most gorgeous person I’ve ever seen.’ But when you’re at the University of Arizona, everybody’s always talking about the women there. We didn’t date in college, but we were in the same group of friends and we became really good friends.
“It was one of those things where at some point the good Lord took the shades off both our eyes, and we just started talking and it grew into something that was always there, but we never knew it. It’s crazy. I couldn’t be more happy,” he gushed.
Foles and Moore’s road to a happily ever after wasn’t without speed bumps. A year before their wedding, Moore, also a college athlete, was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which can result in feelings of lightheadedness. She was hospitalized for a month, and Foles ultimately proposed at the Mayo Clinic.
Amid Moore’s ongoing health struggles, which also included Lyme disease, their lives shifted for the better in 2017. After re-signing with Philadelphia in March, Foles and Moore welcomed their first child, Lily James, together three months later.
“When I think about this journey and everything, I get home … and I get to see her. I get to see my wife,” Foles told reporters ahead of Super Bowl LII. “I see her and my wife, just in her face and in her mannerisms, that’s what it’s about. I know that every time I step on the field, every single thing I do, there’s going to be some days she looks and wants to know who her daddy was and what he did.”
As the Eagles’ backup quarterback, Foles rose to the occasion in December after second-year starter Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL, sidelining him for the remainder of the season. As Foles helped the Eagles soar to the Super Bowl, Wentz became one of his biggest cheerleaders.
“So excited to see him & this team go out and compete tonight. Been through it all this year as a team, & yet, here we are! WE ALL WE GOT. WE ALL WE NEED. God’s writing an unbelievable story and he’s getting all the glory! #AO1 #flyeaglesfly,” Wentz tweetedSunday.
Named Super Bowl MVP for the first time in his career, Foles and his family will likely take some time to soak in the moment before contemplating the future. With Wentz expected to return as the Eagles starter next season, Foles is still under contract for another year in Philadelphia.
“You never really know what it’s going to be like when you’re going into a Super Bowl,’’ Foles said. “I felt good. I felt calm. The big thing that helped me was knowing I didn’t have to be Superman.”
To the city of Philadelphia, however, he is.