BLACKSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Former Hokies quarterback Michael Vick will be inducted into the Virginia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame on September 22nd, the school announced Tuesday morning.
Vick holds program records in yards per completion (20.4 in 1999) and yards per attempt (12.0 in 1999) in a season as well as yards per attempt in a career (9.79)
In 1999, Vick led the Hokies to the football program’s only national championship appearance after finishing third in Heisman voting. The Hokies lost to the Florida State Seminoles 45-29 in the Sugar Bowl.
Vick was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons No. 1 overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. Last month, Vick was honored in a Falcons ceremony, and owner Arthur Blank said he is considering retiring Vicks No. 7 jersey.
Vick spent 13 seasons in the NFL, and owns records for most career rushing yards by a quarterback (6,109) and must rushing yards by a quarterback in a season (1,039). His time with the Falcons was cut short after the 2006 season when he was sentenced to 23 months in prison for running a dogfighting operation. He would return to the NFL in 2009 with the Philadelphia Eagles, later playing for the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named a Pro-Bowler three times.
Virginia Tech also announced the inductions of baseball player Tim Buheller, men’s basketball player Zabian Dowell, softball player Megan Evans and linebacker Ben Taylor into the Hokies Athletics Hall of Fame.