Michael Vick's timeline

Michael Vick timeline

JAN. 4, 2000 —

Michael Vick leads

Virginia Tech

with 302 yards of total offense, but

Florida State

rallies to win the Sugar Bowl and the BCS national championship, 46-29.

EARLY 2001 —

Vick, Quanis Phillips and

Tony Taylor

decide to start an illegal dogfighting operation. Later that year, Purnell Peace joins the venture.

APRIL 21, 2001 —


Atlanta Falcons

select Vick as the No. 1 overall pick in the


draft. At 20 years old, he was the youngest player chosen No. 1 in the draft's history.


JAN. 4, 2003 —

In his first NFL playoff game, Vick leads Atlanta to a stunning 27-7 victory at Green Bay.

AUG. 23, 2007 —

Vick signs plea agreement and statement of facts admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls.

DEC. 10, 2007 —

Vick sentenced to serve 23 months for his role in the dogfighting operation.

JULY 27, 2009 —

NFL Commissioner

Roger Goodell

conditionally reinstates Vick, lifting the indefinite suspension.

AUG. 13, 2009 —

Vick signs a one-year contract with an option for a second with the



SEPT. 27, 2009 —

Vick plays in his first game since the end of the 2006 season.

January 2010 —

Vick finishes the season having played in 12 games, going 6 of 13 for 86 yards passing and rushing for another 95 yards.

June 25, 2010 —

A co-defendant of Vick's is shot at the quarterback's birthday party in Virginia Beach, Va. Authorities, the NFL and the Eagles investigate.

Aug. 3, 2010 —

Goodell tells Vick he will not face disciplinary action for the shooting and no charges are pressed against him.

Sept. 12, 2010 —

When Kevin Kolb suffers a concussion, Vick replaces him and leads the Eagles in their 27-20, season-opening loss to Green Bay. Vick finishes with 175 yards passing and rushes for 103.

Sept. 19, 2010 —

With Kolb out, Vick starts against Detroit, his first time as a starting QB since 2006. He goes 21 of 34 for 284 yards and two TDs, runs for 37 yards, and the Eagles beat the Lions, 35-32.

Sept. 20, 2010 —

Eagles coach Andy Reid says Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback at Jacksonville in the next game.

Sept. 21, 2010 —

The Eagles announce that Vick is their starting quarterback.