Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl QB Wants To Become A Pastor After He’s Done With Football

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles says he plans on taking up a higher calling once his football career is over.

“I want to be a pastor in a high school,” Foles said 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.”

Foles says the pious journey isn’t and won’t be easy.

“It’s a challenge because you are writing papers that are biblically correct,” said Foles. “You want to impact people’s hearts.”

Foles, who is starting Sunday in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots, certainly isn’t the only one on the team who cherishes his religion.

Quarterback Carson Wentz, who started and excelled for the Philadelphia Eagles up until his injury late into the regular season, is also a devout Christian. After receiving some social media flak for his dedicated following of his faith — as well as hunting — Wentz responded by proudly saying those are simply two of the things he loves most.

Tight end and teammate Zach Ertz wrote that Wentz’ and several other fellow Eagles players inspired him to become more religious, showing that, along with Foles’ future plans, there is a strong Christian faith bonding the team.

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