Nick Foles went to same high school as Drew Brees

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Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles speaks to the media after the Birds' dramatic playoff win over the Chicago Bears on January 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

You can call next Sunday's Divisional Round game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints the 'Battle of Westlake High School.'



Both Eagles' quarterback Nick Foles and Saints' quarterback Drew Brees attended the high school in Austin, Texas. But not at the same time.


This will mark the second time these two QBs meet in a playoff game.

In their first meeting, the 2014 Wild Card Round, Brees and the Saints got past Foles and the Birds with a 26-24 win.

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees meets with Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles after an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia.



While Brees led Westlake to their only state championship in 1996, Foles broke Brees' career records for passing yards and touchdowns.

"Obviously I heard a lot about him when he was in high school at Westlake, but there was a 10-year age difference," Brees said. "I followed his career. I follow a lot of the guys that leave Westlake and go on and kind of track what they are doing. But Nick, I know he went to Michigan State and then transferred to Arizona and had a great career there and then goes to Philadelphia, and look at what he has done. He has been pretty impressive for such a young player, mature beyond his years.

"I wouldn't say that I am all that surprised because he is a Westlake guy. He has played great."

Foles also had nothing but nice things to say about the Saints' leader.

"Drew is a tremendous player. He's a guy that I've looked up to as a kid," said Foles. "He's a fun guy to keep track of and just seeing what he did throughout his career and continues to do through his career is exciting. His name is still talked about at Westlake I'm sure, and I know everybody's real proud of him."

So for the two Super Bowl MVPs who both wear No. 9, they not only want to make their cities proud, but also their high school.


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ESPN contributed to this report.

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