Breaking down Foles' huge game vs. Raiders
Nick Foles put on an historic passing display Sunday in Oakland, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame noticed.
Officials from the Pro Football Hall of Fame contacted the Eagles Monday and requested an item from Foles representing his record-setting performance in the Eagles’ 49-20 win over the Raiders.
Foles threw seven touchdown passes, tying the NFL record set in 1954 by the Eagles’ Adrian Burk and matched by five others since.
He became only the third quarterback in NFL history with seven TD passes and no interceptions in a game.
Generally, teams donate a pair of cleats, a jersey or a helmet to the Hall of Fame when a player ties or breaks a significant league record or has an historic performance.
A team spokesman said it hasn’t been decided exactly what the Eagles will ship out to Canton for display in the museum that’s adjacent to the Hall of Fame.
Head equipment manager Greg Delimitros is coordinating the specifics with Hall of Fame officials.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio, where in 1920 a group of local businessmen met at Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile auto dealership and formed the league that would become known as the NFL.