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Michael Vick

American football player, quarterback

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 and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michael Vick
Michael Vick at Eagles training camp 2010-08-03.jpg
Vick at the Eagles training camp in 2010
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-06-26) June 26, 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth: Newport News, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 2001 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
TD-INT 108–71
Passing yards 17,577
QB Rating 80.6
Rushing yards 5,216
Rushing touchdowns 33
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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.