Michael Vick

Michael Dwayne Vick was born in Newport News, Virginia, on June 26, 1980, to Brenda Vick and Michael Boddie. Michael showed early talent and drew NFL attention while playing for Virginia Tech. As a freshman, Michael placed third in the 1999 Heisman Trophy balloting and the following year placed sixth. He left Virginia Tech after his sophomore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft. Michael 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. As a multi-dimensional threat from the quarterback position, Michael is enjoying the second phase of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Related Links

http://michaelvickstory.com/

www.teamvickfoundation.org

http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Books/A-Review-on-Michael-Vick-Finally-Free.aspx

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-michael-vick-20120718,0,127704.story

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nfl/story/_/id/8176309/michael-vick-book-required-reading-nfl-players

http://www.thesportsfanjournal.com/columns/soul-on-ice/book-reviews-finally-free/