Michael Vick is widely heralded as one of the most versatile quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League.
- Net Worth: $15 Million
- Birth date: June 26, 1980
- Birth place: Newport News, VA
- Profession: Professional Athlete (Football)
- Nationality: American
- Marital Status: Married
Vick played college football at Virginia Tech, leading the Hokies to the National Championship Game as a redshirt freshman in 1999, a season in which he also led the nation in passing efficiency. He enjoyed a similarly successful campaign in 2004, after which he announced his intention to forego his junior season to declare for the NFL draft.
Vick wowed NFL scouts in attendance at his pro day, clocking a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash; the fastest ever recorded for a quarterback. Due to his athleticism, he was also drafted by the Colorado Rockies, despite not having played competitive baseball for ten years.
Vick was drafted number one overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001, and played in spot duty before making his first start against Dallas in week 5, leading the Falcons to a 24-16 victory. He completed the season tallying just two starts, but contributed in sporadic appearances while apprenticing behind starter Chris Chandler.
Vick was named the starter in his second year, and guided the Falcons to a 9-6-1 record on its way to a playoff berth. In his Falcons career, Vick made three Pro Bowls, and became the first-ever NFL quarterback to reach 1,000 yards rushing in a single season.
His involvement in a dog-fighting ring cut his Falcons career short, after he was arrested and subsequently suspended by the NFL.
After a two-year stint away from the game, Vick signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, eventually displacing longtime starter Donovan McNabb due to his superior play. That season, he led the Eagles to the playoffs and also made his fourth Pro Bowl.
Vick remained in Philadelphia through a coaching change, but eventually gave way as starting quarterback to Nick Foles. Following the 2013 season, he signed with the New York Jets, and had limited success despite flashes of brilliance. In 2015, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he is the current back-up to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.