AUSTIN -- In the foreground of the Austin skyline sits Westlake High School, the former home of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
On Saturday night, for the first time since 1974, two quarterbacks from the same high school will play each other in a NFL playoff game when Foles’ Eagles take on Brees’ Saints in Philadelphia.
Brees led Westlake High School to a state championship and graduated in 1997.
Foles graduated 10 years later and broke two of Brees' school records.
“They're both great quarterbacks. I went to the state game that Nick was in and I loved watching him growing up,” said fellow Westlake football alumnus, Spencer Smith.
Smith graduated in 2012 and is currently a sophomore defensive end for Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. He said Foles still visits the team.
"He comes back every summer and does some workouts around here, so I’ve gotten to personally workout with him and catch a few passes from him before," Smith said.
“Drew and Nick both worked harder than anybody else. They were mentors of mine. I grew up with Nick and worked out with him some,” said Westlake football alum Brice Dolezal, who is a sophomore running back for Texas A&M University.
Dolezal said even with Brees hasn't forgotten about his hometown, despite his busy NFL career.
“When we went to the state championship my sophomore year, he emailed our team and wished us good luck, and it just shows the kind of person he is, to do that for his high school team," Dolezal said.
As for who will win on Saturday?
“We'll all get together and watch two Westlake boys battle it out,” said Smith.
“I’ll be happy either way. I just hope it's a good game,” Dolezal said.