Foles to young Eagles fans: "Go out there every day and be bold."

The Super Bowl MVP picks up an ESPY for Best Championship Performance.

Eric Walter
July 19, 2018 - 11:02 am
Nick and Tori Foles at the 2018 ESPYs red carpet

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Eagle and Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles took home some more hardward on Wednesday night. The champion quarterback nabbed an ESPY Award for Best Championship Performance. 

After receiving the award, he gave an impromptu acceptance speech that had him trending on Twitter Thursday. In his remarks, he thanked God, his wife, and his teammates. And he had a special message for Philadelphia sports fans: "Y’all get a [bad> rap everywhere, but the passion, y’all bring it every single day. So thank y’all."

And to the kids watching, he said, "There are going to be people who doubt you. Don’t listen to them. ... Go out there every day and be bold."

Here is a transcription of his speech:

I’m honored to be in front of all y’all. I never planned a speech. I quite frankly never expected to win this award or to even be in this moment. I just want to thank the good Lord for giving me the ability to play the game I love. You know, thank my wife Tori, she’s gone through her own battles the last five years. You’ve always been an inspiration. A lot of my family is here, so thank y’all for always supporting me.

It’s been a crazy career. If any of y’all know my career path, it doesn’t make sense. But you know, I’m here right now. My teammates, coaches, you know what, 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 single day. I couldn’t have done it without y’all. We see what happened. We won the first Super Bowl in Philadelphia history, so we’ve got a special group of guys.

And then to the Philadelphia fans. Y’all get a (bad) rap everywhere, but the passion, y’all bring it every single day. So thank y’all. And finally, there’s a lot of kids watching this and it’s kind of been the theme. There are going to be people who doubt you. Don’t listen to them. What matters is what’s in here (taps on chest) and the people who love you and support you. Go out there every day and be bold. Thank you.