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Michael Vick Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Dwayne Vick
Birth Place:
Newport News, Virginia, United States
NFl player

Fast Facts

  • The No
  • 1 draft pick in 2001, by the Atlanta Falcons
  • Won the ESPY for Top College Player in 2000
  • Drafted in the 30th round of the MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies in 2000, despite not playing baseball in college
  • Teamed with United Way after Virginia Tech shootings in 2007 and donated $10,000 to assist victims' families
  • Suspended indefinitely from the NFL by commissioner Roger Goodell in August 2007 before entering a guilty plea in a dogfighting case
  • Sentenced to 23 months for his role in the dogfighting ring, but was released to home confinement two months early
  • Following prison, was mentored by former NFL head coach Tony Dungy as he attempted a comeback
  • Signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on August 13, 2009
  • He was officially reinstated to the NFL by commissioner Roger Goodell on September 5, 2009, and played in his first game since his incarceration on September 15, 2009
  • Although named as the backup to Kevin Kolb at the beginning of the 2010 season, was designated the starter for the Eagles on September 21, 2010
  • He was subsequently named the NFL Offensive Player of the month for September 2010


  • Marcus Vick -- Brother
  • Jada -- Daughter
  • London -- Daughter
  • Michael Boddie -- Father
  • Brenda Vick -- Mother
  • Christina -- Sister
  • Courtney -- Sister
  • Kijafa Frink -- Wife