Philadelphia Eagles’ QB Michael Vick to Advise NFL Rookies at Symposium

Philadelphia Eagles’ QB Michael Vick to Advise NFL Rookies at Symposium

Michael Vick Philadelphia Eagles, Sport, NewsAfter playing their hearts out in the college league, hundreds of lucky youngsters have received the exposure and made it to the National Football League (NFL). But they still have a lot to learn, as current quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, Michael Vick knows only too well.

Agreeing to share his experiences with the rookies at the 15th Rookie Symposium where all the youngsters will be present, NFL Vice President of Player Engagement Troy Vincent believes “Each rookie should leave the symposium with the knowledge and history of where our game began, where it is today, and challenged to make a positive personal impact on the future of our game”.

Vick started his career like the youngsters, in the college league, and in 2001 was picked by the Atlanta Falcons, who he subsequently played with for six seasons, earning himself three Pro Bowl Nominations in the process. Enjoying the fame, fortune and success the NFL brought him, his life was turned upside down in 2007 when he was found guilty of dog fighting and sentenced to 23 months in prison.

After serving his punishment, Vick was able to return to the league but as a backup in the Eagles. Luckily for him, he made it to be regular quarterback and has played very well since, earning another Pro Bowl nomination in the process. But Vick’s story is a lucky one, he knows that if he goes off course he will have to pay the price and he may not get another chance again. Fame, fortune and success cannot save you and this is something that every rookie must learn.

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