Michael Vick

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Michael Vick
Michael Vick, November 2006 (1).jpg
Atlanta Legends
Personal information
Born: (1980-06-26) June 26, 1980 (age 41)
Newport News, Virginia
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Warwick
(Newport News, Virginia)
College:Virginia Tech
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
NFL records
  • 7.0 career average yards per carry
  • 6,109 rushing yards by a quarterback, career
  • 1,039 rushing yards by a quarterback, season
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:22,464
Passer rating:80.5
Rushing yards:6,109
Rushing touchdowns:36
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Michael Vick is a former American football quarterback of the National Football League (NFL). He played in three Pro Bowls. He played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Vick was born in Newport News, Virginia on June 26, 1980. He played college football for the Virginia Tech Hokies.[1] The Atlanta Falcons chose him with the first pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

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.

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