From Westlake High to Sunday in the Superdome

Brees & Foles set to square off

Steve Geller
January 09, 2019 - 6:17 pm

LSU football is also known as DBU for the number of top defensive backs they have produced in the NFL. Well, Westlake High can boast that they are QB Prep. Drew Brees and Nick Foles each won Super Bowl MVPs and both attended the school in Austin, Texas 10 years apart. 

“He's always been a pretty calm, cool customer,” Brees said about Foles. “You look obviously at what he was able to accomplish last year and certainly what he's been able to accomplish this year during the latter part of the season. He makes plays and I think he's got a lot of confidence in himself. I think their team seems have a lot of confidence in him as well. We played them in the playoffs in 2013 when he was a starter there with Chip Kelly. Obviously, they had a great team then and he was playing well then too. From there I guess Rams, Chiefs, and then back to the Eagles, but I remember seeing him play in high school. The 10-year anniversary for my high school football team state championship was 2006. It was actually during the season. It was a Friday night. I remember flying back and kind of being part of that homecoming experience and the starting quarterback for my high school at the time was Nick Foles. Funny how things play out, but he's done a phenomenal job.”

Both will be wearing number nine Sunday in the Superdome when the Saints and Eagles clash in the playoffs. It will mark the first time in NFL history that two Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks from the same high school will face each other in a playoff game.

“It’s something in that Colorado River water I guess,” smiled Brees.


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