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Westlake grads and Super Bowl MVPs Drew Brees, Nick Foles to face off in NFL playoff game

Drew Brees, left (Cropped Photo: Ian Ransley / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 2.0) and Nick Foles, right (Photo: ZUMA Press)

When the Philadelphia Eagles meet the New Orleans Saints in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, not only will there be two Super Bowl MVP quarterbacks facing off, it will be the first time two such players with those credentials from the same high school play against each other in the NFL playoffs.

The Saints' Drew Brees led Austin's Westlake High School to the state championship in 1996.

The Eagles' Nick Foles, who graduated in 2007, broke Brees' career records for passing yards and touchdowns at the school.

While this isn't the first time the two met in the playoffs--that happened in the 2014 Wild Card Round--this is the first time both Brees and Foles have a Super Bowl MVP under their belts.

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