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7 - Michael Vick
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Class: r-Sophomore Height: 6-1
Hometown: Newport News, Va. Weight: 214
Position: Quarterback Experience: 1 vl

      One of the most exciting players in the college football ranks ... Considered among the leading preseason candidates for the prestigious Heisman Trophy ... Named to first-team preseason All-America teams by Athlon, Playboy, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's, The Sporting News, Rivals.com and Collegefootballnews.com ... Will be given more responsibility in his second season ... Still has room to grow as a player ... Will have to adjust to being a marked man in 2000 ... Enjoyed a spectacular freshman season in 1999 leading Virginia Tech to its first-ever 11-0 regular-season record and a spot in the national championship game ... Won an ESPY as the nation's top college player ... Was awarded the first-ever Archie Griffin Award as the nation's most valuable player in college football ... Finished third in the balloting for the 1999 Heisman Trophy, matching the highest finish ever by a freshman in the voting ... Finished second in the voting for The Associated Press Player of the Year ...Named first-team All-America by The Sporting News and also picked as that publication's Freshman of the Year ... Made first-team freshman All-America teams selected by TSN and Football News ... Named to The Associated Press second-team All-America squad ... Led the Division I-A ranks in passing efficiency (180.37), setting a NCAA record for a freshman in the process ... Was voted both the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year ... Became the first player in Division I history to win a league's Player of the Year award (offensive, defensive or special teams) in the same season he won Rookie of the Year ... Set school single-season records for highest yards passing per completion (20.4), per attempt (12.1) and for the highest completion percentage (59.2) ... Also set a school mark for the most yards per play at 9.3 ... His total offense figure for the season (2,425) led the BIG EAST and was the second-highest single-season total in school history ... Compiled 322 yards of total offense against Florida State in the Nokia Sugar Bowl game ... The first freshman to open a season as Tech's starting quarterback since Will Furrer in 1989 ... Possesses outstanding talent and a great arm ... Has a quick release and can get the football to any part of the field ... Equally as dangerous as a runner ... Ran the second-fastest 40 in Tech football history during the spring at 4.25 seconds ... The best all-around athlete the Hokies have had at QB ... Has the confidence of his teammates and the personality it takes to be an outstanding leader ...

1999: Rushed for three touchdowns in just over a quarter against James Madison in his first collegiate game ... Injured his left ankle diving into the end zone on his third TD ... Missed the rest of the JMU game and all of the UAB game ... Threw three interceptions in his return against Clemson ... Went six games before throwing another interception ... Engineered Tech's game-winning drive at West Virginia, taking the Hokies from their own 15 to the WVU 27 for a field goal ... Started that drive with 1:15 remaining and no time outs ... Completed three passes and turned in a 26-yard run during that drive ... Accounted for five first-half touchdowns against Rutgers ... Completed 11 of 12 passes for 248 yards and four TDs in that game and rushed eight times for 68 yards and another TD ... Hit 7-of-9 passes for 222 yards and a TD in a win over Virginia ... Rushed for touchdowns of 53 and 75 yards at Temple and also threw two TD passes ... Tossed three touchdown passes and accounted for 366 yards of offense in the regular-season finale against Boston College ... Also posted a 5-yard touchdown run in that game ... Completed 90 of 152 passes for 1,840 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Averaged 5.4 yards per rush with 585 yards on 108 carries ... Scored eight rushing TDs, the most for a Tech quarterback in a season since 1977 ... Rushed for 97 yards on 23 carries against FSU in the Sugar Bowl ... Scored on a 3-yard run and threw a 49-yard TD pass to André Davis ... Completed 15 of 29 passes against the Seminoles for 225 yards ... Earned first-team All-BIG EAST honors and was named to the ECAC All-Star team ... Voted the Player of the Year in Virginia by the state sports information directors ... Earned Super Iron Hokie honors in the weight room during spring testing ... Set a position record in the back squat at 515 pounds ... Completed just two of 11 passing attempts during the Hokies' spring football game for a total of 26 yards ...

1998: Got a lot of work during preseason practice ... Dressed for every game but never saw action ... Worked hard in the strength and conditioning program during the winter ... Bench pressed 320 pounds, posted a 38-inch vertical jump and ran a 4.33 forty on the way to Iron Hokie honors ... Completed 6 of 11 passes for 73 yards in one spring scrimmage and was 6-for-11 for 79 yards and a touchdown in another ... Ran for one touchdown during the scrimmages ... Completed just 3 of 10 passes for 35 yards and one interception during the annual spring game ... But was the second leading rusher in the contest with 43 yards on 10 carries ... Won the Paul Torgersen Award as the team's top offensive newcomer ...

High School: A three-year starter for Coach Tommy Reamon at Warwick High ... Listed as the No. 5 quarterback prospect in the nation by SuperPrep ... Was a preseason and postseason All-America pick by both SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Also gained postseason A-A honors from The National Recruiting Advisor ... Ranked the No. 5 pass/run quarterback recruit in the country by NRA ... Finished as the No. 11 running/passing QB in Tom Lemming's postseason report ... Was selected as the No. 3 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times ... Passed for 4,846 yards and 43 touchdowns during his career ... Added 1,048 yards and 18 TDs on the ground ... Contributed 1,668 yards passing as a senior ... Accounted for 20 touchdowns, 10 rushing and 10 passing ... Accounted for 295 yards passing against Hampton ...

Personal: Michael Dwayne Vick ... Born 6/26/80 in Newport News, VA ... Son of Brenda Boddie ... Studying sociology.


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