Glenn Foley came into the NFL with a lot of promise that just didn't become realized during his time with the New York Jets.

New York Jets: Where Are They Now? Glenn Foley

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Continuing in our look back series known as “Where Are They Now?”, we are going to take a look at another player not so beloved in New York Jets’ history. Unlike Browning Nagle, who was chosen early in the draft, today’s topic player was chosen late.

He was given a chance to make his way into the starting lineup, but, like Nagle, he was just never able to play well enough to handle the position long-term, despite a great college career.  Today, we take a look at quarterback Glenn Foley.

THEN

Glenn Foley was a local kid, playing his high school ball in Cherry Hill, NJ. He played his college ball at Boston College, and became well-known for engineering an upset of Notre Dame in 1993 to knock them out of National Championship contention. He also finished 5th in the Heisman voting that year.

Here are his stats from Boston College:

Year School Conf Class Pos Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1990 Boston College Ind QB 182 349 52.1 2189 6.3 4.2 11 21 103.2
1991 Boston College Big East QB 153 298 51.3 2222 7.5 6.3 21 17 125.8
1992 Boston College Big East QB 146 265 55.1 2231 8.4 7.5 15 12 135.4
1993 Boston College Big East QB 222 363 61.2 3397 9.4 9.5 25 10 157.0
Career Boston College 703 1275 55.1 10039 7.9 6.9 72 60 130.5

He clearly had ability, and the Jets chose him in the 7th round of the 1994 draft, with the 208th pick overall. However, he never was able to start consistently, not performing well enough, instead playing sporadically for the Jets through the years 1994-1998 before being traded to the Seahawks. Here are his stats:

Season Team Passing Rushing Fumbles
G GS Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Sck SckY Rate Att Yds Avg TD FUM Lost
1999 Seattle Seahawks 3             1 18 30 60.0 283 9.4 2 0 6 34 113.6 3 -1 -0.3 0 1 1
1998 New York Jets 5             3 58 108 53.7 749 6.9 4 6 5 49 64.9 5 -11 -2.2 0 1 1
1997 New York Jets 6             2 56 97 57.7 705 7.3 3 1 3 24 86.5 3 -5 -1.7 0 1 1
1996 New York Jets 5             3 54 110 49.1 559 5.1 3 7 9 65 46.7 7 40 5.7 0 1 1
1995 New York Jets 1             0 16 29 55.2 128 4.4 0 1 4 21 52.1 1 9 9.0 0 0 0
1994 New York Jets 1             0 5 8 62.5 45 5.6 0 1 0 0 38.0

Foley had his best chance to take a strange hold on the job in 1998, and it started out quite well. Despite a loss week 1, he outgunned Steve Young by going 30-58 passing for 415 yards and 3 TDs. However, he lost the following week, in came Vinny Testaverde, and the rest was history. Glenn started one more game before being moved to the Seahawks in 1999, and being gone from the NFL a year later.

THEN

These days, Glenn Foley has been able to keep his nose in the game, although no longer a player. In 2011, Foley was named director of football operations for the New York Sharks, who are a professional woman’s football team with the Women’s Football Alliance. The Sharks are the winningest team in women’s football history.

He now is a camp director at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Foley resigned from his position as Head Football Coach at Valley Forge Military Academy in April, 2011. He is currently working as quarterbacks coach for Football University (FBU).

So he didn’t have a great playing career, but has made a successful life after football.

#4, the quarterback, Glenn Foley.

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