Michael Vick’s career has gone through a tremendous rise, fall, and redemption. Today, the former NFL quarterback works hard to show up for his community. Chanda and Michael talk about what it was like for Michael to grow up in Newport News, the importance of a strong support system, and the actions he’s taking to strengthen prison reform and youth development.
Four-time NFL Pro Bowler Michael Vick joined FOX Sports in 2017 as an analyst for Fox NFL Kickoff, Fox’s one-hour NFL pregame show airing on Sundays during the NFL season. Vick also contributes to FS1’s NFL coverage across all studio programming.
Vick entered the NFL as the first overall pick in 2001 with the Atlanta Falcons. Throughout his career, he impacted the game and league with the unique aspects he brought to his position, creating a new path for future generations of quarterbacks. In just six years with the Falcons, Vick reached three Pro Bowls (2002, 2004, and 2005) and led the team to two playoff appearances, including the NFC Championship in 2004. During his final season in Atlanta, Vick put on one of his best performances, breaking the single-season rushing record for a quarterback and becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
Vick went on to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, and in 2010 posted more than 3,000 yards passing and nearly 700 yards rushing, with a total of 30 touchdowns, earning the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award and selection to his fourth Pro Bowl. After his 13th season and appearances with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, Vick retired in 2017 as the league’s all-time quarterback rushing leader with more than 6,100 yards on the ground, 22,000 yards in the air, and a career passer rating of 80.5 with 169 career touchdowns.
Vick was born in Newport News, Va., as the second of four children. Married to wife Kijafa, Vick is a proud father to four children.