The afterglow of the Philadelphia Eagles’ upset victory in Super Bowl LII continues to be felt in Texas, where game MVP Nick Foles grew up.
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Sunday, actor Matthew McConaughey took out a full page advertisement in the Austin American-Statesman congratulating the quarterback for engineering the 41-33 upset win against the New England Patriots.
"From one local to another, congratulations Nick Foles. Just keep livin, Matthew McConaughey," the ad reads.
The full-page ad also features an outline of Texas, with a heart strategically placed over the Austin area. The state outline also sports the colors of the Texas state flag.
Foles is a 2007 graduate of Westlake High School in Austin. McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas.
Eagles quarterback Nick Foles enjoyed a trip to Disney World after winning MVP honors at Super Bowl LII.
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Austin Mayor Steve Adler proclaimed Feb. 9 as Nick Foles Day
Foles won MVP honors in the Super Bowl after throwing for 373 yards and three touchdowns against the Patriots. He also caught a touchdown pass in the final moments of the first half, becoming the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to make a TD reception.