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Michael Vick: Things You May Not Know

Favorite Football Moment: “Winning the NFC Wild Card game at Green Bay in 2003. At the end of the game, I’ll never forget Brett Favre telling me I had a great game and that he’s looking forward to competing with me again and to keep working hard and getting better.”

Favorite Team Growing Up: San Francisco 49ers

Favorite Athletes Growing Up: Steve Young and Jerry Rice

First Played Football: As an 8-year-old for the Boys Club Spartans in Newport News, Va. Vick played quarterback and running back.

First Job: Pool attendant

On Vick’s Bucket List: A fishing fanatic, Vick would love to catch a 200-pound tuna and be able to go fishing on a consistent basis without any guide. Vick claims to have caught four 50-pound Amberjacks in the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia in one day.

Did You Know? Vick was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 30th round of the 2000 MLB Draft. A pitcher and centerfielder, Vick learned that he was drafted from his friends who were watching SportsCenter. He considered playing, but it would have interfered with spring practices at Virginia Tech.