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Virginia Tech to be saluted at NFL draft

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- The NFL plans a ceremony, featuring Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer and three former Tech players, to pay respect to the school's shooting victims.

Vick donates money to Va. Tech victims

ATLANTA, April 19 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick Thursday donated $10,000 to the families of the mass killings at Virginia Tech, his alma mater.

QB Schaub traded to Texans

HOUSTON, March 22 (UPI) -- Quarterback Matt Schaub was traded Thursday from the Atlanta Falcons to the Houston Texans for draft considerations, including a swap of first-round selections.

Cardinals' Davis to test free agency

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Arizona Cardinals have decided to let offensive tackle Leonard Davis test the free agent waters. The six-year veteran is due to become an unrestricted free agent March 2. The team noted on its Web site that his contract expired after the 2006 season.

Falcons QB Vick cleared in bottle case

ATLANTA, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was cleared Monday of wrongdoing in an incident in which his water bottle was seized by airport security in Miami.

Police probe Michael Vick pot allegation

MIAMI, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Police in Miami are examining a water bottle with a false bottom to determine whether to bring drug charges against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick.

NFL: Philadelphia 24, Atlanta 17

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A.J. Feeley threw three touchdown passes Sunday as the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles, barely using their starters, beat the Atlanta Falcons, 24-17.

NFL: Carolina 10, Atlanta 3

ATLANTA, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Carolina made a 10-point second quarter stand up Sunday afternoon in a 10-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: Dallas 38, Atlanta 28

ATLANTA, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Marion Barber's two second-half TD runs highlighted a run of 17 straight points Saturday night as the Dallas Cowboys came from behind to beat Atlanta, 38-28.

NFL: Atlanta 17, Tampa Bay 6

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Michael Vick completed 14-of-23 passes for 155 yards Sunday afternoon and Atlanta kept its NFC playoff hopes alive with a 17-6 win at Tampa Bay.

NFL: Atlanta 24, Washington 14

LANDOVER, Md., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Atlanta broke a four-game losing streak with a 24-14 win at Washington.

Falcons' Vick apologizes for gestures

ATLANTA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick has apologized after he shouted at fans and made obscene gestures after the team's loss to New Orleans.

NFL: New Orleans 31, Atlanta 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes Sunday to help the New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons, 31-13.

NFL: Baltimore 24, Atlanta 10

BALTIMORE, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Ravens scored all of its points in the second half Sunday afternoon in a comeback to down the Atlanta Falcons, 24-10. The Ravens scored 17 points in the third quarter to overcome a 7-0 halftime deficit.

NFL: Cleveland 17, Atlanta 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Phil Dawson kicked a 43-yard field goal with 5:35 remaining Sunday afternoon to ensure Cleveland's surprising 17-13 victory at Atlanta.
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) rushes for a 7-yard touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the first quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland on November 15, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons before serving time in prison for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring.

Vick played college football at Virginia Tech, where as a freshman he placed third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. He left after his sophomore year to enter the NFL and was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2001 NFL Draft. He became the first African-American quarterback to be selected first overall in an NFL Draft. In six seasons with the Falcons, he gained wide popularity for his performance on the field, and led the Falcons to the playoffs twice. Vick ranks second among quarterbacks in career rushing yards.

In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated over five years. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement. With the loss of his NFL salary and product endorsement deals, combined with previous financial mismanagement, Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008. Falcons owner Arthur Blank did not want Vick on the Falcons, and after attempts to trade him failed, Vick was released. He signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and was reinstated in Week 3 of the 2009 season.

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