Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Shemon & Sheppard – In The Afternoon

Paul Tagliebue poses with Michael Vick who was the top pick by the Atlanta Falcons and the #1 pick overall in the NFL Draft 2001 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, April 21, 2001. (photo by Gabe Palacio/Getty Images)

Michael Vick is 43 years old today. Vick has been out of the NFL for some time but as I’m writing this, I’m reminded that Tom Brady is about to be 46! Wow, that puts things in perspective. Or does it? Anyway, Michael Vick was one of the most amazing athletes to ever play quarterback. He had lightning speed as a runner. He also possessed a rocket left arm and became a decent passer by the end of his career.

Vick stole our attention during his career at Virginia Tech and exploded onto the scene in the NFL. However, his career was interrupted due to his involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring and spent time in a federal prison. When he returned to the NFL, the Eagles were the only team to take a chance and sign him. I actually think those were his best days in the league and it makes one pause to think what would have been had he not had his career interrupted.

Today, we will do Michael Vick trivia during Wiki-Pete-ia on the Shemon and Sheppard Show on ESPN Southwest Florida. We play everyday at 4:45ish. Be caller number nine at 239-337-3776 or 239-337-ESPN and play to win. If you can’t get through on the phones then play at home or at work and impress your family and friends with the questions and answers below. Good luck!

Craig Shemon
ESPN Southwest Florida

  • 1. WHERE DID MICHAEL VICK GO TO COLLEGE?

  • A: VIRGINIA TECH

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  • 2. VICK WAS THE FIRST NFL QB TO RUSH FOR 1000 YARDS IN A SEASON. WHO ELSE HAS DONE IT?

  • A: LAMAR JACKSON

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  • 3. WHO DRAFTED VICK NUMBER 1 OVERALL IN 2001?

  • A: FALCONS

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  • 4. THE FARTHEST VICK MADE IT INTO THE PLAYOFFS WITH THE FALCONS?

  • A: NFC TITLE GAME

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  • 5. WHO WAS HIS HEAD COACH IN ATLANTA?

  • A: JIM MORA

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  • 6. NAME THE 4 NFL TEAMS VICK PLAYED FOR?

  • A: FALCONS, EAGLES, JETS, STEELERS

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  • 7. WHY DID HIS FOOTBALL CAREER COME TO A HALT IN 2007?

  • A: DOG FIGHTING RING

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  • 8. IN 1999 HE FINISHED 3RD IN THE HEISMAN AS A FRESHMAN. WHO WON THAT YEAR?

  • A: RON DAYNE

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  • 9. IN 2019 VICK WAS AN ADVISOR TO WHAT AMERICAN FOOTBALL FRANCHISE?

  • A: ATLANTA LEGENDS

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  • 10. HIS BROTHER MARCUS APPEARED IN 1 NFL GAME FOR WHO?

  • A: DOLPHINS

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