Michael Vick dresses to play in a football game for the first time since 2015 this month. And, he will return to Atlanta for the game.
According to Reuters, the former NFL’s No. 1 draft pick will make his debut in fan-controlled football on Saturday, May 28, when the league’s final regular season games are played. He was not, however, assigned to a team.
Former NFL stars Terrell Owens and Johnny Manziel played in this league. Vick was reportedly inspired to come out of retirement due to the success he saw his friend Owens having in the league.
Fan Controlled Football started last year and features eight teams for its second season. The game is played in a 7v7 style of American football, but played indoors on a 50 yard field. Fans are also allowed to call games within games, hence the name of the league.
The season started in mid-April and lasts seven weeks plus playoff games. All games are held at an Atlanta facility.
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After being drafted the No. 1 pick by the Falcons in 2001, he played for six seasons in Atlanta before being suspended for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He spent two years in prison for his involvement in an illegal dogfighting business.
Vick then played five seasons with the Eagles, even winning Returning Player of the Year 2010. He then served as a backup quarterback for the Jets and Steelers in his final two seasons before taking his retired from the NFL in 2017.
The 41-year-old quarterback finished his 13-season career with 22,464 yards and 133 touchdowns. He also holds the record for most career rushing yards by a quarterback with 6,109 yards.
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