Michael Dwayne Vick, the American football quarterback player who is also commonly known as Michael Vick was born on June 26, 1980, in Virginia. He was selected by PS (Pittsburgh Steelers) of the NFL (National Football League) as a quarterback. Earlier, he played for Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and Atlanta Falcons.
Vick was a college football player at Virginia Tech, where he played as a freshman, and he was named third in the HT (Heisman Trophy) balloting. Vick left his sophomore year to join the NFL and he was drafted by Falcons as first overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. He is the first quarterback African-American who got selected at first overall. During his six seasons at Falcons, he became very popular for his amazing accomplishments on the field and supported the Falcons twice at playoffs. When Vick was with Atlanta, he was selected to 3 Pro Bowls.
In 2007, he was indulged in an illicit interstate dog fighting ring and he involved in its functioning for 5 years. According to the federal judge statement, Vick funded, promoted and facilitated the ring on his property, and also participated in cruel killings of dogs that didn’t achieve well. Vick pleaded guilty and was sentenced for 21 months. In July 2008, he filed bankruptcy, he was removed from the Falcons team and later, he signed the contract with PE (Philadelphia Eagles).
Michael Vick joined FHS (Ferguson High School) in Newport News. As a fresher, Vick impressed sports lovers with his athletic talent. He passed 400yards in a game during his sophomore year. When the FHS was closed in 1996, Vick and his football coach Tommy Reamon moved to WHS (Warwick High School). Also, with the guidance of Reamon, Vicks moved from Newport News and joined the University of Virginia.
In his first college football game, he was a redshirt freshman who played against JM (James Madison). In 1999 game, he scored 3 rushing touchdowns in just a quarter of play. He twisted his ankle by making an outstanding flip to score his final touchdown.
Michael Vick was the fastest quarterback of NFL. He was first selected in the2001 NFL Draft by the AF (Atlanta Falcons). The SDC (San Diego Chargers) had the first round selection, but they traded him to AF. Vick was drafted in the 30th round of the 2000 MLB (Major League Baseball) Draft by CR (Colorado Rockies).
Vick started his NFL career on 9th September 2001 by playing against the SF 49ers, but he could not do much. He finished his first League pass to Tony Martin who was a wide receiver in the 2nd quarter against the CP (Caroline Panthers), and scored his first football league touchdown on a 2yard rush and led the team to the victory with an amazing 24-16 score. He made his first-start when the team played against DC (Dallas Cowboys) and threw his first touchdown pass to Alge Crumpler who is a tight end and won the game with 20-13.
On August 25, 2015, Michael Vick signed a one-year contract with the PS (Pittsburgh Steelers) along with Ben Roethlisberger. His contract with PS made news, and Steelers fans were not happy with the selection and many of them even mentioned their disagreement and said that they will not support the team.
Vick married Kijafa, together they have 3 kids. He is a dedicated father and a husband. His wife Kijafa is from Philadelphia, and she has a successful career.
Michael Vick net worth and salary: The American football quarterback Michael Vick has a net worth of $16 million and a salary of $16.5 million dollars.
|Birth Date:||26 Jun, 1980|
|Occupations:||American football player
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||Newport News|
|Education:||Warwick High School|
|Description:||American football quarterback and convicted felon|
|Net Worth 2021:||16 million|