Michael Vick will be inducted into the Virginia Tech hall of fame this year, 18 years after he took the college football world by storm as the star quarterback for the Hokies.
The news came Tuesday, an announcement of the five-member class, which Vick headlines and the longtime NFL quarterback celebrated it on Twitter with a picture from his playing days.
— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) July 11, 2017
Vick threw for 2,065 yards and 13 touchdowns in 1999, rushing for 682 yards and nine touchdowns, as he led the Hokies to an 11-0 record and a spot in the national title game.
The Atlanta Falcons took him with the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played 13 pro seasons for four teams, throwing for 22,462 yards and 133 touchdowns. He set NFL records for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season with 1,039 and a career with 6,109.
Vick is joined by basketball’s Zabian Dowdell, baseball’s Tim Buheller, softball’s Megan Evans and football’s Ben Taylor as the members of the 2017 hall of fame class. They will be honored in late September.