Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick will be one of the newest members of Virginia Tech’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Vick, the Hokies’ QB in 1999 and 2000, is one of five people who will be inducted on Friday, Sep. 22. Vick and the others will be honored during halftime of the Hokies’ game vs. Old Dominion on Sep. 23. In the release announcing his impending induction, VT called him “maybe the greatest Virginia Tech athlete in the school’s history.”
Vick won the team’s starting quarterback job as a redshirt freshman in 1999 and the Hokies ripped off an 11-0 regular season. Tech made it to the Sugar Bowl and lost 46-29 to Florida State for the national title. Vick was 105-182 passing for 2,065 yards that season and also ran for 682 yards. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
He played in 10 games in 2000 and rushed for over 600 yards and threw for over 1,200. He still finished sixth in the Heisman voting.