Glenn Foley

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Glenn Foley
No. 14, 4, 13
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-10-10) October 10, 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth: Woburn, Massachusetts
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL draft: 1994 / Round: 7 / Pick: 208
Career history
Career NFL statistics
TD-INT: 12-16
Yards: 2,469
QB Rating: 67.2
Stats at

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

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

Foley worked at Sports Radio 950 AM in Philadelphia from August 2006 [3] until March 2008 when WPEN joined ESPN Radio.[4]

His father, Ed, Sr. was a quarterback for Boston College from 1963-1965. His brother Ed, Jr. is the current recruiting coordinator for the Temple Owls and was the head coach of the Fordham Rams from 2004-2005. Another brother, Kevin, played for the University of Maryland and Boston University.[5]

Boston College[edit]

Foley is remembered for engineering the upset of Notre Dame in 1993 to knock the team out of National Championship contention. He led the Eagles to a 31-13 victory in the 1993 Blockbuster Bowl. To finish the season, he received 180 votes for the Heisman Trophy, finishing in 5th place. .[6]

  • 1990: 182/349 for 2,189 yards with 11 TD vs 21 INT.
  • 1991: 153/298 for 2,222 yards with 21 TD vs 17 INT.
  • 1992: 146/265 for 2,231 yards with 15 TD vs 12 INT.
  • 1993: 222/363 for 3,397 yards with 25 TD vs 10 INT.

NFL career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

He was selected in the 7th Round of the 1994 NFL Draft and would play sporadically for the Jets from 1994-1998. From 1996-1998 he would throw for 2,013 yards with 10 TD vs 14 INT during that 3 season span.[7]

Foley started his first game in the 1998 season with a blast. Playing the 49ers, Foley outdid future Hall of Fame QB Steve Young completing 30 of 58 for 416 yards and three touchdowns in the 30-36 loss.

Coaching career[edit]

New York Sharks[edit]

As of 2011 Foley was named the Director of Football Operations of the New York Sharks, a professional women's football team with the Women's Football Alliance. The New York Sharks are the longest running and winningest team in women's football history with 3 conference titles (2002, 2003, 2004 IWFL East), 6 division titles (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 IWFL) and 1 championship title (2002 IWFL). He will be working with the quarterbacks and the offense.

Personal life[edit]

Foley appeared on an episode of The Howard Stern Show in 1998 (as part of Stern's "birthday bash" episode). Foley was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 1999.[8] He now is a camp director at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania.[8] Foley resigned from his position as Head Football Coach at Valley Forge Military Academy in April, 2011.[9] He is currently working as quarterbacks coach for Football University (FBU). Foley currently resides in Mount Laurel, NJ with his wife Theresa. Foley has three sons and one daughter.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gladiators sign Glenn Foley, AFL Press Release. Accessed May 15, 2009.
  2. ^ Glenn Foley, database Football. Accessed December 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Greater Media, Inc. - Greater Media's Sports Talk 950 WPEN Signs former NFL Quarterback Glenn Foley to be On-Air in Philly
  4. ^ WPEN to carry ESPN radio shows | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/19/2008
  5. ^ Nakamura, David (September 21, 1994). "Terrapins Reward Foley With Start At Quarterback". The Washington Post. 
  6. ^ Vega, Michael (24 October 2003). "Till the echoes ring again". Boston Globe. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b Parziale, James (10 October 2009). "Former Jets quarterback Glenn Foley is back from the darkness". New York Daily News. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  9. ^
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Willie Hicks
Boston College Eagles starting quarterbacks
Succeeded by
Mark Hartsell