Who is Michael Vick and what’s his net worth? Michael Vick is a retired American NFL (National Football League) player who has played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons. He has played for 13 seasons in the NFL. He also used to play college football and was also named to three Pro Bowls. Vick created the record of 1039 rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season. He also holds the record of 6109 rushing yards by a quarterback in his career. He was incarcerated for 21 months for getting involved in a dog fighting ring. In 2017, he retired from his football career.
Michael Dwayne Vick was born on June 26, 1980, in Newport News, Virginia. He was born to parents Michael Boddie and Brenda Vick. His father was employed as a sandblaster in the shipyards and his mother used to do two jobs. He has three other siblings and is the second child. His parents got married when Michael Vick was around 5 years old. He was given his mother’s surname as she was not married when Vick was born.
The family resided in a crime-ridden locality called the Ridley Circle Homes. Michael Vick was taught to play football by his father. He later taught his younger brother Marcus Vick to play football. He was given the nickname “Ookie” and he learned football from his cousin Aaron Brooks. He attended Homer L. Ferguson High School and later moved to Warwick High School.
Michael Vick is married to Kijafa Frink from Philadelphia. The couple has two daughters named Jada Vick and London Vick. He also has a son by the name Mitez Vick.
Michael used to play football in his school and gained prominence by throwing 400 yards in a game. He was with the Warwick Raiders and passed 4,846 yards for 43 touchdowns. He joined Virginia Tech and left with a college football scholarship. In his first college match, he scored three touchdowns against James Madison., He appeared on the cover of ESPN Magazine in 1999. In the 2001 NFL Draft, Vick was picked by the Atlanta Falcons.
His debut match as a professional player was against San Francisco 49ers. In November 2011, he threw his first touchdown to secure a 20-13 victory against the Dallas Cowboys. He made 15 starts in 2002 and completed 231 passes for 2936 yards with 16 touchdowns. He missed most of the 2003 season due to a fractured fibula.
In 2006, he became the first quarterback to rush over 1000 years in a season. He also made another record by rushing 8.4 yards/carry. In 2009, he signed a one year contract with Philadelphia Eagles. In 2013, he again signed another contract with the Eagles. He was signed with the New York Jets for a year in 2014. After leaving the Jets he signed another contract for a year with the Pittsburg Steelers.
In 2000, Michael Vick won the ESPY Award for ‘Best College Football Player’. He won the 2003 ESPY Award for ‘Best NFL Player’. He was conferred with the ‘Sportsman of the Year’ in the 2011 BET Award.
Michael Vick Net Worth
Michael Vick has been associated with football ever since he was in school. He played football for his school and also for his college. By having associated with many NFL clubs, he has made a good fortune. Michael Vick’s net worth is an estimated $18 million. With Atlanta Falcons he signed a deal worth $62 million for six years. His extension deal was worth $130 million. In 2009, his contract with Philadelphia Eagles was worth $1.6 million and in 2010 it was $5 million. He signed another 6 years deal with Eagles worth $100 million. With New York Jets, his contract was worth $5 million.
In his career, Michael Vick has involved in many controversies and has also faced bankruptcy. In 2006, he was fined $10,000 by NFL and made a donation worth $10,000. He faced several lawsuits and witnessed a considerable fall in his net worth. In 2006, there was a $45 million lawsuit against his sports agents. He owed several million dollars to various companies by 2008.