The Eagles’ Insane Super Bowl Trick Touchdown Was the Replica of a Play Nick Foles Ran in High School
WHAT. A. PLAY.@Eagles throw up the trick play to Nick Foles for the touchdown… ON FOURTH DOWN!
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) February 5, 2018
The Eagles ran an insanely gutsy trick play in the second quarter of their Super Bowl game against the New England Patriots — which is apparently identical to a play Nike Foles ran in high school.
With the first half coming to a close — and the Eagles on fourth down — quarterback Foles moved out of the way of the snap, which went to running back Corey Clement. Clement then passed to tight end Trey Burton, who threw to Foles in the end zone for a stunning touchdown — putting the Eagles up 22-12.
And as University of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger pointed out on Twitter, the trick play was identical to one that Foles ran when he was a student at Westlake High School.
Watch the play here:
— Sam Ehlinger (@sehlinger3) February 5, 2018
And you can watch Foles Super Bowl touchdown above. Coincidentally, the Patriots tried a similar play at Sunday nights showdown, but Brady dropped the pass.
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