You're not alone
if you think Michael Vick is part man and part machine. With a rocket
for an arm, and turbo boosters in his legs, the Atlanta
Falcons' quarterback is setting the NFL on fire.
Michael Vick Biography - Growing Up
Michael Vick was born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia. Vick's
father began teaching him the fundamentals of football when he was
just three years old. Although he is right-handed, he started throwing
the football with his left hand, which he still does today. Michael
Vick was a football star at Warwick High School, where he played
against future NBA star, Allen Iverson, who also played high school
football in Virginia.
Vick Biography - College Years
Michael Vick began playing college football at Virginia Tech in
1998. He led the Hokies to the National Championship Game against
Florida State in 1999 and finished his college career with an amazing
20-1 record as a starter. His outstanding speed, arm strength, and
ability to elude tackles led the Atlanta Falcons to pick him first
overall in the 2001 NFL draft.
Vick Biography - Turning Pro
After playing as a backup in his rookie year, Michael Vick became
the Falcons' starter in 2002 and was one of front runners to win
the NFL MVP award. His most mind-boggling and exciting performance
of the season came on December 1, 2002 in a 30-24 victory over the
Minnesota Vikings. He scored
two touchdowns and ran for an NFL record-breaking 173 yards - including
a 46 yard dash in overtime to give the Falcons the victory. After
the game, the NFL took Michael's running shoes so they could be
displayed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. You
can bet that Michael will be joining his shoes in the Hall of Fame,
once he retires. After missing most of 2003 with injuries, Michael
Vick has returned to superstar form in 2004 and has led the Falcons
to the top of the NFC's South division.