PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — When you play for the Philadelphia Eagles, not a lot of love comes from Texas. But when you go from almost retiring to becoming Super Bowl MVP, it seems anything is possible.
Now, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is getting quite the recognition from fellow Austin, Texas native, Matthew McConaughey. The Oscar-winning actor purchased a full-page ad in Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman newspaper to congratulate Foles.READ MORE: 6 Dead, 30 Wounded In Shooting At Chicago-Area July 4 Parade; Person Of Interest In Custody: PoliceFourth Of July Parade, Concert, And Fireworks Take Over Philadelphia
John Bridges, the managing editor of the paper, tweeted a photo of the page that reads, “From one local to another, congratulations Nick Foles. Just keep livin, Matthew McConaughey.”
Foles took over for an injured Carson Wentz in Week 13 of the season and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.MORE NEWS: For Some, Fourth Of July Traditions Down Jersey Shore Date Back To 1960's
In Super Bowl LII, Foles threw for three touchdowns, caught another and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.