- The Philadelphia Eagles ran an incredible trick play in the Super Bowl that got Nick Foles a touchdown catch.
- The play apparently came from Foles’ high school days, and the play was run the exact same way.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ incredible Super Bowl trick play that got Nick Foles a receiving touchdown was apparently one Foles had run before.
According to Yahoo, the play came from Foles’ high school football playbook – and it looks identical.
Both plays began with Foles faking an audible, then inching out of the way of the snap. The snap then goes to a running back, who flips it to a tight end or receiver, who then tosses it to Foles in the end zone.
Here’s Foles running the play in high school:
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) February 5, 2018
And here’s Foles running the play on the game’s biggest stage:
Whether the Eagles or Foles suggested bringing the play back up in the Super Bowl is unclear, but it will go down as an all-time great play in NFL history.