Michael Vick facts for kids
|Born:||June 26, 1980
Newport News, Virginia
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
(Newport News, Virginia)
|NFL Draft:||2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1|
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|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.
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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