Vick at the Eagles training camp in 2010
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|Date of birth:June 26, 1980|
|Place of birth: Newport News, Virginia|
|College: Virginia Tech|
|NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1|
|Debuted in 2001 for the Atlanta Falcons|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
In 2007, he was arrested for forcing dogs to fight each other. Some of the dogs died. He had been doing this since 2002. He was sent to prison, and was released in 2009. The Falcons did not want him back, and drafted another quarterback, Matt Ryan.
After Vick was released from prison, he accepted an offer to join the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2009, he backed up Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb, but became a starter in the following two seasons. He was elected as a Pro Bowler in 2011. Vick has been known as a great running quarterback. He rushed for 1,000 yards in 2006 with the Falcons.