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Nick Foles Takes Home Best Championship Performance Award At ESPYS

Nick Foles keeps adding to his trophy case.

The Eagles' quarterback took home ESPY honors for Best Championship Performance on Wednesday night, beating out the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, the Houston Astros' George Springer, and Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo for the award.

"I quite frankly didn't expect to win this award or even be in this moment. I just thank the good Lord for giving me the ability to play the game I love. I'd like to thank my wife, Tori, she's been there every step of the way. She's gone through her own battles in the last five years so you've always been an inspiration. A lot of my family's here, so thank you all for always supporting me," Foles told the audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

"If you know my career path, it doesn't make sense, but I'm here right now. My teammates, coaches, we faced so much adversity this year. We have an amazing team. It's so much fun to go to work in that locker room every day. I couldn't have done it without y'all. We see what happened. We won the first Super Bowl in Philadelphia history.

"And to the Philadelphia fans, y'all get a rap everywhere, but the passion, you all bring it every single day.

"And finally, there's a lot of kids watching this and it's sort of been the theme, there's going to be people who doubt you. Don't listen to them. What matters is what's in here (pointing to his heart) and the people that love you, that support you. Go out there every day and be bold."

Foles went 28-of-43 for 373 yards and three touchdowns in the Eagles' 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII and was named the game's Most Valuable Player. He also became the first quarterback in NFL history to both throw and catch a touchdown pass on the game's biggest stage.

After signing with the Eagles to be the backup quarterback before the 2017 season, Foles filled in for Carson Wentz who suffered a season-ending ACL tear on December 10 against the Rams. Foles started the final three games of the regular season as well as all three postseason games and currently owns the highest passer rating in NFL postseason history (113.2).

In addition to Foles, Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie, president Don Smolenski, Howie Roseman, head coach Doug Pederson, running back Jay Ajayi, kicker Jake Elliott, tight end Zach Ertz, defensive end Brandon Graham, safety Malcolm Jenkins, defensive end Chris Long, safety Rodney McLeod, and cornerback Jalen Mills were in attendance.

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