The most dynamic player in Virginia Tech history is coming home.
Virginia Tech announced Thursday on Twitter that former VT quarterback Michael Vick will be in attendance for Saturday’s spring game inside Lane Stadium.
It's official… He's coming HOME for the Spring Game!!
— HokiesFB 🦃 (@HokiesFB) April 12, 2018
Vick was the starting quarterback for the 1999 and 2000 Virginia Tech teams. He amassed 3,299 yards and 21 touchdowns through the air while completing 56 percent of his passes in his career. He also added 1,299 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground.
In 1999, Vick broke on to the scene as a redshirt freshman. He led the NCAA in passing efficiency with a 180.4 rating, a record for a freshman, and led the Hokies to the BCS National Championship game.
His incredible season earned him a third-place finish in the Heisman voting, tying Hershel Walker for the best finish by a freshman at the time. He was also named Big East Offensive Player of the Year and the first-ever recipient of the Archie Griffin Award, which recognized college football’s most valuable player.
The Newport News, Va. native was selected with the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons, joining Bruce Smith as the only Virginia Tech players to be taken with the first pick. Only nine Virginia Tech players have been selected in the first round all-time.