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Glenn Foley
Glenn Foley was a quarterback the New York Jets from 1994-1999.


Background and College Career

Born October 10, 1970 in Woburn, Massachusetts, Foley grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ, was a two-time All-American quarterback at Boston College, Glenn started 46 straight games before being drafted by the N.Y. Jets. He is best remembered for engineering the upset of Notre Dame in 1993 to knock the team out of National Championship contention.

NFL Career

As a Jet

Foley was taken with the fourteenth pick of the seventh round (208th overall) in the 1994 NFL Draft. Having beaten out Jeff Blake for the third QB position, Foley spent the next season and a half as the third stringer. His career with the Jets was blighted by injuries. In a November 1995 loss to the Patriots, Foley replaced Bubby Brister, went 19 of 29 for 128, when, with 21 seconds left in the game he was hit by Aaron Jones, dislocating his shoulder, and putting him out for the season. Head coach Rich Kotite had planned on starting Foley for the remainder of the season. 1996 saw Foley start the season as backup to Neil O'Donnell, but was back down to 3rd QB after the arrival of Frank Reich. However, after O'Donnell's injury and Reich's indifferent play, Foley started the last few games of the season. in 1997 Foley replaced O'Donnell and engineered a comeback from 12-3 down to beat the Patriots 24-19. Foley completed 17 of 23 passes (including 14 in a row) for 200 yards in driving the Jets to three touchdowns.
Foley goes down
Head coach Bill Parcells then named Foley starting quarterback. However, after 2 games, Foley suffered a second-degree sprain of his medial collateral ligament against the Bears. After the season had ended, O'Donnell was gone, and Foley was the starter, with Vinny Testaverde brought in as his back up. Foley spent the offseason working out, trying to reduce his susceptability to injury.

The 1999 season opened with Foley throwing for 415 yards in a 36-30 overtime loss to the 49ers, but it was Foley's last hurrah. When Foley hid a rib injury from Coach Bill Parcells during a losing effort in the Jets' second game, Parcells began to sour on Foley. By the sixth game, Parcells had switched to Testaverde. As Testaverde led the Jets into the playoffs, Parcells was additionally irked when Foley commented that hidden forces had led to his benching. At the end of the season, Foley was on his way out.

After the Jets

Foley was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 1999, but only lasted one season and he was out of the NFL., He resurfaced in the Arena Football League with the New Jersey Gladiators in 2002.

Stats as a Jet

    Passing   Rushing
Season QB RAT Att Comp Pct Yds Avg TD INT Att Yds Avg TD
1994 38.0 8 5 62.5 45 5.63 0 1 0 0 0.0 0
1995 52.1 29 16 55.2 128 4.41 0 1 1 9 9.0 0
1996 46.7 110 54 49.1 559 5.08 3 7 7 22 3.1 0
1997 86.5 97 56 57.7 705 7.27 3 1 3 -5 -1.7 0
1998 64.9 108 58 53.7 749 6.94 4 6 5 -11 -2.2 0
Totals 62.3 352 189 53.7 2186 6.21 10 16 16 15 1.0 0

After football

Foley is currently a talk show co-host on the Sports Talk 950 morning show in Philadelphia.

Preceded by Jets Starting Quarterback Succeeded by
Neil O'Donnell 1998 Vinny Testaverde

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