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Bustle new UL-Lafayette coach

LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Rickey Bustle, who tutored star quarterbacks Jim Druckenmiller and Michael Vick at Virginia Tech, was named football coach at Louisiana-Lafayette on Thursday.

St. Louis 35, Atlanta 6

ATLANTA, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Kurt Warner threw four touchdown passes Sunday, three of them to running back Marshall Faulk, to lead the St. Louis Rams to a 35-6 victory over the Atlanta Falc
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Miami 26, Virginia Tech 24

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech's Ernest Wilford dropped a two-point conversion pass that would have tied the score and Miami's Edward Reed intercepted a pass minutes later to se

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Clemens wins record 6th Cy Young

Chandler expected back for Pack

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler, who sat out last Sunday's game with Dallas with injured ribs, is expected back in the starting lineup this Sunday at

Chandler expected back for Pack

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler, who sat out last Sunday's game with Dallas with injured ribs, is expected back in the starting lineup this Sunday at

Atlanta 20, Dallas 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two long punt returns by veteran Darrien Gordon set up second-half scores Sunday as the Atlanta Falcons dominated on special teams to rally past the Dallas Cowb

Atlanta 20, Dallas 13

ATLANTA, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two long punt returns by veteran Darrien Gordon set up second-half scores Sunday as the Atlanta Falcons dominated on special teams to rally past the Dallas Cowb

Packers-Bears highlight NFL Sunday

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BB owners may vote to drop two teams

Quarterback's wife has run-in with fans

ATLANTA, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- For the first time in his 21 years as a head coach, Dan Reeves planned Tuesday to talk with his Atlanta Falcons about family behavior.

New England 24, Atlanta 10

ATLANTA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns Sunday to continue his unexpected success by carrying the New England Patriots to a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

New England 24, Atlanta 10

ATLANTA, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns Sunday to continue his unexpected success by carrying the New England Patriots to a 24-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

Atlanta 20, New Orleans 13

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Chris Chandler threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns as part of a balanced attack Sunday and the Atlanta Falcons got a big second half from their defense in a
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Michael Vick
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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