Glenn Foley

Glenn Foley
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Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-10-10) October 10, 1970
Place of birth: Woburn, Massachusetts
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 7 / Pick: 208
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TDINT: 12–16
Yards: 2,469
Passer rating: 67.2
Player stats at

Glenn Foley (born October 10, 1970) is a former American football quarterback. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the New York Jets from 1994 to 1998 and the Seattle Seahawks in 1999 and in the Arena Football League with the New Jersey Gladiators in 2002.[1]

Early life

Foley played high school football at Cherry Hill High School East in his hometown of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.[2]

Boston College

Foley attended Boston College and played for the Boston College Eagles football team. In 1993, he led the Eagles in a 41-39 upset over previously undefeated Notre Dame and a victory over Virginia Cavaliers in the 1994 Carquest Bowl. To finish the season, he received 180 votes for the Heisman Trophy, finishing in fifth place.[3]

NFL career

Foley was selected in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft and played sporadically for the Jets from 1994 to 1998. From 1996 to 1998 he threw for 2,013 yards with 10 TD vs 14 INT during that three-season span.[4] Foley was the Jets' starting quarterback to open the 1998 season, but injuries resulted in Vinny Testaverde taking the starting job.[5]

Foley was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 1999.[5] He was released in a cost-cutting move during the Seahawks' final cuts before the 2000 season.[6]

Post–playing career

Foley worked at Sports Radio 950 AM in Philadelphia from August 2006 [7] until March 2008 when WPEN joined ESPN Radio.[8]

Foley was also camp director at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania.[5] In 2010, he served as the Academy's head football coach. In his only season as head coach he led the team to an 8-0 record. After leaving Valley Forge, Foley worked as an instructor for Football University.[9]

Personal life

Foley's father, Ed, Sr., was a quarterback for Boston College from 1963 to 1965. His brother, Ed, Jr. is the current recruiting coordinator for the Temple Owls and was the head coach of the Fordham Rams from 2004 to 2005. Another brother, Kevin, played at the University of Maryland, College Park and Boston University.[10]

After being traded to the Seahawks, Foley began suffering from pain and depression. His first wife left him. Foley sought counseling and eventually remarried.[5]

Foley, married to his wife Theresa, has three boys and a daughter.[5]As of 2011, Foley lives in Collingswood, New Jersey.[9]


  1. Gladiators sign Glenn Foley, AFL Press Release. Accessed May 15, 2009.
  2. Glenn Foley, database Football. Accessed December 11, 2007.
  3. Vega, Michael (October 24, 2003). "Till the echoes ring again". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  4. "Glenn Foley College & Pro Football Statistics -". Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 Parziale, James (October 10, 2009). "Former Jets quarterback Glenn Foley is back from the darkness". New York Daily News. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  6. "Bucs Sign Safety Vance". Orlando Sentinel. August 29, 2000. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  7. Greater Media, Inc. - Greater Media's Sports Talk 950 WPEN Signs former NFL Quarterback Glenn Foley to be On-Air in Philly
  8. WPEN to carry ESPN radio shows | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/19/2008
  9. 1 2 "Glenn Foley resigns as Valley Forge coach". philly-archives. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  10. Nakamura, David (September 21, 1994). "Terrapins Reward Foley With Start At Quarterback". The Washington Post.
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