Michael Vick NFL
Michael Vick, a retired professional football player from the United States, spent 13 seasons as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). The first quarterback in the league to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, he holds the mark for most quarterback rushing yards in the NFL.
Michael Vick NFL Early Life
In Newport News, Virginia in the United States, Vick was born on June 26, 1980. He has Michael Boddie and Brenda Vick as parents. His father, Michael, worked long shifts as a sandblaster and spray painter in the shipyards, while his mother, Brenda, worked two jobs, received government aid, and had help from her parents. Vick has two junior siblings, Courtney and Marcus, as well as an older sister named Christina. He was an athletics enthusiast and went to Homer L. Ferguson High School. As part of the Newport News Public Schools’ initiative to modernize its buildings, Ferguson High School was shut down in 1996.
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After enrolling at Warwick High School as a sophomore, Vick completed his secondary school education there. Following his high school graduation, he attended the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he played collegiate football for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Vick scored three rushing scores in just over a quarter of action in his first collegiate contest as a redshirt freshman in 1999. In order to start his professional football career, he departed Virginia Tech after his redshirt sophomore season.
Michael Vick NFL Career
Vick was the first African-American quarterback to be taken with the first selection in the NFL Draft in 2001 when he was chosen by the Atlanta Falcons. On September 9, 2001, he faced the San Francisco 49ers in his NFL debut after agreeing to a six-year, $62 million deal. He completed 50 of 113 passes for 785 yards with two scores and three interceptions in eight games, including two starts, during that season. For 289 yards and one score, he ran 31 times. Vick received an indefinite suspension without pay from the NFL in August 2007 for breaking the league’s player conduct policy, just hours after pleading guilty to federal charges in the Bad Newz Kennels canine fighting investigation.
Tony Dungy, a former Indianapolis Colts coach, served as his mentor after his release from jail. With the Philadelphia Eagles, he agreed to a one-year deal in August 2009. Despite having no financial backing, the contract was valued $1.6 million. For the 2010 season, it included a $5 million club option. Vick was permitted to take part in all team workouts, conferences, and the final two exhibition contests for the Eagles. A one-year restructured deal worth up to $10 million was reached between the Eagles and Vick in February 2013. In March 2014, he committed to the New York Jets for a single season and $5 million.
He entered into a $970,000 one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers in August 2015. Vick declared in 2016 that he would continue playing in the NFL for one more year. But he made an official announcement of his retirement from professional football after the entire season without signing with a club. He left the Atlanta Falcons in June 2017 and was appointed in April 2018 to serve as the offensive coordinator of the Alliance of American Football team, the Atlanta Legends. To businesswoman and TV director Kijafa Vick, he is married to. Four children total have been born to them since their 2012 wedding. Jada, London, Michael Vick Jr., and Mitez Vick—from a prior marriage to Vicki—are his children.
Michael Vick NFL Net Worth
Michael Vick has a worth of $16 million wilhich was estimated from his career as a professional football player and his assets.