"I know [my daughter’s] going to grow up, and I want her to be proud of her daddy," Nick Foles told reporters on Jan. 30
Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ stunning defeat of the New England Patriots, the 29-year-old quarterback spent some time with his baby girl Lily James, 7 months — Foles’ only child with wife Tori.
Instead of a tiny football helmet, Lily sported a sweet and stylish item to help block out some of the noise around her: a pair of pink Beats by Dre headphones, on top of a green bow headband.
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The affection and admiration on the football pro’s face is all about the deep love he has for his daughter — in fact, on Jan. 30, he got visibly emotional while telling reporters his family was “the most important thing” in his life.
“When I think about this journey and everything, I get home and … I get to see her,” Foles said. “I get to see my wife. I see her and my wife, just in her face and in her mannerisms, that’s what it’s about.”
He added, “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.”
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And while at first glance the number 9 may look like the only similarity between Foles and Super Bowl XLIV MVP Drew Brees, it definitely isn’t: Foles and Brees both attended Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, where Foles broke Brees’ passing record.
Foles’ post-Super Bowl celebration with his daughter also rivals Brees’ with his oldest son. In 2010, the latter led the New Orleans Saints to victory over the Indianapolis Colts, and held his — also headphone-laden! — son Baylen Robert, then just 1 year old, in the air in triumph.