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: 4 Dead, 2 Injured Including 12-Year-Old Girl After Shootings At 2 Different Locations In Wilmington, Delaware
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.”READ MORE: President Joe Biden To Visit Macungie, Pennsylvania On Wednesday
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: Kaylin Johnson, Teen Killed In West Philadelphia Triple Shooting, Remembered As 'Definition Of Freak Athlete'
In Super Bowl LII, Foles threw for three touchdowns, caught another and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.