Nick Foles stepped in for an injured Carson Wentz, threw like a champion, and led the Philadelphia Eagles to the Super Bowl. Nick Foles’ wife, Tori Moore, looked ecstatic as her husband’s team celebrated their win.
Nick Foles who? Until recently, hope for the Philadelphia Eagles’ chances at the Super Bowl championship was pinned on Carson Wentz. But with the MVP-candidate out with a season-ending injury, backup quarterback, Nick Foles stepped up, and he could have even been better than Carson Wentz.
After throwing 352 yards and three touchdowns, Nick Foles led the Eagles one step closer to a Super Bowl championship. Much has changed in Foles’ career, and his wife has supported him through all of it. Find out about Nick Foles’ wife, right here in our Tori Moore wiki.
They Met in College
Nick Foles transferred from Michigan State to the University of Arizona for the 2008 freshman season. While playing with the Wildcats, he ranked first in the Pac-12 Conference and fifth among all NCAA Division I FBS players before graduating with a degree in communications.
He met fellow student-athlete, Tori Moore, who played volleyball at Arizona. The California native was team captain in high school, and named MVP in her sophomore year. Foles saw Moore on his first day at Arizona.
“She was the first person I actually ever saw at the University of Arizona,” he said. “I was going to my [football] physical. I remember walking down the stairs and thinking, ‘Wow, this might be the most gorgeous person I’ve ever seen.’ But when you’re at the University of Arizona, everybody’s always talking about the women there.”
They started as friends and dated later before Foles popped the question in 2014. They got married on the down-low a few months later. In June 2017, she gave birth to their first child, a girl named Lily James Foles.
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She’s Not Unfamiliar with Football
Both Foles and Moore come from large families. While the NFL-er has two sisters, Katie and Lacey, his wife is the youngest and only girl of three. Her brother, Ryan played collegiate basketball at UC Davis. But it is her other brother, Evan, who was her connection to football before Nick.
Evan Moore is a former tight end who played in the NFL from 2008 to 2012. After graduating from Stanford, he signed with the Green Bay Packers. He ended his career with the Philadelphia Eagles where he was Foles’ teammate for a brief time.
The quarterback definitely sees the advantage of marrying a former athlete who knows a thing or two about football. “She’s an athlete as well, so she knows how it goes,” Foles said. “She pushes to make me better.”
She Worked for Nike
While her husband was playing in the NFL, Moore was working for Nike Inc. and maintaining an active lifestyle. But 2013 took a turn for Moore’s health as she detailed in a blog post for The Increase Women.
Moore was diagnosed with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), which led to an underlying diagnosis of Lyme disease. But she has taken her illness positively, and hopes to encourage other women who are fighting health issues of their own.
“For me, this illness has been a journey of faith, hope, and trust in the process that God has set out for me,” she wrote. “Through my writing and my blog, I hope to be able to give some perspective on how to view difficult situations and help inspire people to find purpose in what they are going through.”
Moore keeps a low profile and has her Instagram set to private. But she shared some of her happiest moments on a now inactive blog and through the Eagles’ social media. The couple donated $250,000 to their alma mater for the construction of an academic center.