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Michael Vick

Michael Vick
Vick during a post-game interview in September 2009
NameMichael Vick
CaptionVick during a post-game interview in September 2009
CurrentteamPhiladelphia Eagles
Birth DateJune 26, 1980(age 36)
Birth PlaceNewport News, Virginia
CollegeVirginia Tech
DebutteamAtlanta Falcons
Pastteams * Atlanta Falcons (2001 2006) * Philadelphia Eagles (2009 present)
Highlights * 4× Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2004, 2005, 2010) * Archie Griffin Award Winner (1999) * Best NFL Player ESPY Award (2003) * Galloping Gobbler Award (2005) * Ed Block Courage Award (2009) * NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2010) * Other Awards * All-Time NFL leading rusher for QB (4,948)
Statvalue1101 65
Statlabel2Passing yards
Statlabel3QB Rating
Statlabel4Rushing yards
Statlabel5Rushing touchdowns

Michael Vick

Personal information
NameMichael Dwayne Vick
AliasOokie, Ron Mexico
Conviction(Federal) Felony conspiracy in interstate commerce/aid of unlawful animal fighting venture (Title 18, USC, Section 371); (Virginia) Felony dogfighting, 3 years in prison and $2500 fine
Penalty(Federal) 23 months in prison, three years probation following release; (Virginia) fine and prison time suspended upon condition of good behavior for 4 years beginning November 2008
StatusReleased on July 20, 2009 after servicing federal sentence, currently on probation (slated to expire in November 2012)
OccupationAmerican football quarterback
ParentsMichael Boddie, Brenda Vick

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Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before serving time in prison for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring.

Vick played college football at Virginia Tech, where as a freshman he placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He left after his sophomore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft. He became the first African-American quarterback to be selected first overall in an NFL Draft. In six seasons with the Falcons, he gained wide popularity for his performance on the field, and led the Falcons to the playoffs twice. Vick ranks first among quarterbacks in career rushing yards.

In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement. With the loss of his NFL salary and product endorsement deals, combined with previous financial mismanagement, Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008. Falcons owner Arthur Blank did not want Vick on the Falcons, and after attempts to trade him failed, Vick was released. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and was reinstated in Week 3 of the 2009 season.

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