Glenn Foley
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Personal information
Born: (1970-10-10) October 10, 1970 (age 51)
Woburn, Massachusetts
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school: Cherry Hill East (NJ)
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:1994 / Round: 7 / Pick: 208
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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

Entering the 1994 NFL Draft Foley worked out for almost all the teams in the NFL at the February scouting combine in Indianapolis.[4]

Before the draft, Foley was rated by Miami Herald sports writer Alex Marvez[5] and by Charles Bricker of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel[6] as the draft’s third-best quarterback behind Heath Shuler and Trent Dilfer. NFL analyst Mel Kiper also rated Foley as the third-best quarterback in the draft,[7] whilst The Californian rated him fourth behind Shuler, Dilfer, and Idaho’s Doug Nussmeier.[8] Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, however, did not rate Foley among the five best quarterbacks available.[9] Those who had played against Foley in college had doubts about his size, durability, and consistency as a short passer,[10] and Bricker said that Foley would not be chosen before the fourth round.[6]

Foley was ultimately selected in the seventh round of the draft and played sporadically for the Jets from 1994 to 1998. From 1996 to 1998 he threw for 2,013 yards with 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions during that three-season span.[11] Foley was the Jets' starting quarterback to open the 1998 season, but injuries resulted in Vinny Testaverde taking the starting job.[12]

Foley was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in 1999.[12] He was released in a cost-cutting move during the Seahawks' final cuts before the 2000 season.[13]

Post–playing career

Foley worked at Sports Radio 950 AM in Philadelphia from August 2006[14] until March 2008 when WPEN joined ESPN Radio.[15]

Foley was also camp director at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania.[12] 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.[16]

Personal life

Foley's father, Ed Sr., was a quarterback for Boston College from 1963 to 1965. His brother, Ed Jr. is, as of 2021, the Assistant Special Teams Coach of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. In the past Ed has Coached at Baylor and Temple, acting as 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.[17]

Foley, married to his wife Theresa, has four boys and a daughter.[12] As of 2011, Foley lives in Maryland.[16]


  1. ^ Gladiators sign Glenn Foley, AFL Press Release. Accessed May 15, 2009.
  2. ^ Glenn Foley Archived February 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed December 11, 2007.
  3. ^ Vega, Michael (October 24, 2003). "Till the echoes ring again". Boston Globe. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Toll, Matt (April 18, 1994). "With Draft Looming, Foley Sees His Height as a Silly Concern". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. pp. S7–S8.
  5. ^ Marvex, Alex; Long, Gary (April 22, 1994). "Where Will Ward Go? Seminoles' Star Has Many Options". Miami Herald. Miami, Florida. p. 3D.
  6. ^ a b Bricker, Charles (April 21, 1994). "NFL Draft Day Isn't the Same for Rookie QBs". The Salt Lake Tribune. Salt Lake City, Utah. p. D1.
  7. ^ Maffei, John (April 22, 1994). "NFL Draft Now a Prime-Time Extravaganza". North County Times. Oceanside, California. p. C-4.
  8. ^ "NFL Draft: Top Prospects". The Californian. Temecula, California. April 24, 1994. p. B-5.
  9. ^ Thomas, Jim (April 17, 1994). "Top Guns: Shuler, Dilfer Are the Cream of the QB Crop". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis, Missouri. p. 10F.
  10. ^ Bozich, Rick (April 23, 1994). "Cards' Defensive Coach Has the Skinny on Draft's Top QB's". Louisville Courier-Journal. pp. B1, B5.
  11. ^ "Glenn Foley College & Pro Football Statistics -". Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  12. ^ a b c d Parziale, James (October 10, 2009). "Former Jets quarterback Glenn Foley is back from the darkness". New York Daily News. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  13. ^ "Bucs Sign Safety Vance". Orlando Sentinel. August 29, 2000. Retrieved January 31, 2016.
  14. ^ Greater Media, Inc. - Greater Media's Sports Talk 950 WPEN Signs former NFL Quarterback Glenn Foley to be On-Air in Philly Archived October 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ WPEN to carry ESPN radio shows | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/19/2008
  16. ^ a b "Glenn Foley resigns as Valley Forge coach". philly-archives. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  17. ^ Nakamura, David (September 21, 1994). "Terrapins Reward Foley With Start At Quarterback". The Washington Post.