Ten years after Drew Brees led Westlake High School to the Texas state championship, Nick Foles came along and broke many of his passing records but couldn’t deliver another title for the Austin-based school.
The two quarterbacks go head-to-head for the first time in the NFL with more at stake when Brees and the Saints (11-5) visit Foles and the Eagles (10-6) in an NFC wild-card playoff game Saturday night.
‘‘Drew is a tremendous player. He’s a guy that I've looked up to,’’ Foles said. ‘‘He’s a great role model for fellow players, kids and adults. What he does in the community, what he’s done for Louisiana and across the nation, he does a great job of being a good person, helping people in need.’’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.