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221. Michael Vick
Michael Vick may be best known in some circles for his dog fighting ring that cost him two years in the NFL, but prior to that the first overall pick from Virginia Tech was one of the most exciting players in Football; in fact some would argue for a time he was the most exciting the player in the game. 

Vick took the idea of the mobile pivot to a completely new level in professional football.  Vick was the ultimate dual threat that terrorized defensive coordinators who struggled to find ways to contain him.  The Quarterback holds the record for Rushing Yards by a Quarterback in a season (1,039) and a career (6,109), both records that could hold for years even in the era of the rushing QBs. 

Losing two years certainly cost him a Hall of Fame career, but his comeback with the Philadelphia Eagles certainly made an excellent redemption story with a return to the Pro Bowl in 2010.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2021
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Played For: Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Drafted: Drafted in the 1st Round, 1st Overall in 2001
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (4) (2002, 2004, 2005 & 2010)
    Bert Bell Award (1) (2010)
    AP Comeback Player of the Year (2010)
    Most Yards per Rushing Attempt (5) (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2010)
    Super Bowl Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (2002)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Touchdowns (1) (2006)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passer Rating (1) (2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards per Game (1) (2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards per Attempt (2) (2010 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Passing Yards per Completion (5) (2002, 2004, 2006, 2010 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Attempts per Game (1) (2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Pass Completion Percentage (1) (2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: QBR (1) (2010)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Rushing Attempt (5) (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2010)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 1.    Yards per Rushing Attempt: 7.0
    72.  Passer Rating: 80.4
    72.  Yards per Pass Completion: 12.4
    85.  Rushing Yards: 6,109
    87.  Yards per Pass Attempt: 7.0
    88.  Passes Attempted: 3,217
    94.  Passes Completed: 1,807
    96.  Passing Yards: 22,464

Should Michael Vick be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 30%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 30%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 20%
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