Michael Vick Bio: Early Life, Net Worth & Family

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Michael Vick is an American former quarterback who played in the NFL for 13 seasons. He played for different teams throughout his astonishing career and was the league’s first quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards a season. 

He started his professional career after getting selected first in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons as the first African-American top-pick quarterback. 

Throughout his career, he played in four Pro Bowls. Vick’s NFL career came to a standstill in 2007 as he was found guilty because he was involved in a dogfighting ring. As a result, he had to spend 21 months in federal prison.

His arrest and subsequent conviction disrupted Vick’s image with the general public. The player officially retired in 2017.

Michael Vick
Michael Vick (Source: The 33rd Team)

As an NFL quarterback, he played for Atlanta Falcons (20012008), Philadelphia Eagles (20092013), New York Jets (2014), and Pittsburgh Steelers (2015).

He also played the role of coach advisor for the team Atlanta Legends in 2019.

Michael has been in the news lately and trending on social media platforms. On May 20, 2022, a rumor of his comeback to the football field surfaced, which he later denied, and he still is intact in the retirement decision he made on February 3, 2017.

Later at the beginning of 2023, Vick said pointed words, “Put a brace on it. Get it going,” to Lamar Jackson for his reluctance to play the January game against the Bengals.

He did not hold back his feelings about Lamar Jackson sitting out the Ravens’ playoff game.

Let’s discover some quick facts about him, like his height, weight, age, wife, kids, net worth, career, and Instagram. 

Quick Facts

Full Name Michael Dwayne Vick
Birth Date June 26, 1980
Birth Place Newport News, Virginia 
Nick Name  Ookie
Religion Christian 
Nationality  American
Ethnicity Black
Education Warwick, Newport News, Virginia
Zodiac Cancer
Father’s Name Michael Boddie
Mother’s Name Brenda Vick
Siblings Three; Marcus Vick, Christina Vick; Courtney Vick
Age 43 Years Old
Height 6 feet /1.83 m/ 183 cm
Weight 97 Kgs/ 215 lb.
Hair Colour  Black
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Occupation NFL Player
Position  Quarterback
Active Years 2001-2017
Marital Status Married
Wife’s Name Kijafa Vick (m 2012)
Children  4; Two Sons, Two Daughters
Net Worth $16 Million
Social Media  Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
Merch Hardcover Autographed Falcons Jersey
Last Update March 2024

Early Life, Family & Education

The former quarterback Michael Vick was born in Newport News, Virginia, to Michael Boddie and Bendra Vick on June 26, 1980. Vick’s father was a spray painter in the shipyard, and his mother had two jobs.

They lived in the Ridley Circle Homes, which was located in financially backward areas. Even though Boddie had to travel a lot due to his work, he still used to teach football skills to his two sons. 

Michael Vick On The Field (Source: Twitter)

Vick had three siblings, one brother, and two sisters. 

He started his schooling at Homer L. Ferguson High School in Newport News. He became a bit popular in freshman year because of his athletic abilities.

Later, Vick joined Warwick High School. After some years, he moved to a different college.

Height, Weight, Hair, Eye Color & Age

As of 2024, Vick is 43 years old. During his active years, he was well-trained and fit, with a perfect weight of 215 lb. as an athlete and a height of 1.83 m.

Moving on to his physical features, the football player has short black hair and shiny black eyes and wears shoe size 11.

Football Career 

The 43-year-old has a rich career history. Always an enthusiastic sportsperson, he started at a young age in 1999 and found his passion for football.

Afterward, pursuing his career, he began playing for small teams and eventually shot his big shot and appeared in major big games too. Here is a timeline of his football career.

College Career & Stats

Vick always shared his love and passion for football. He started as a redshirt freshman against the James Madison Dukes Football team in 1999.

In the annual Black Diamond Trophy game, he displayed the main winning action against the West Virginia Mountain Football team. 

He made a record as a freshman in passing the efficiency test and won famous awards, including ESPY Award and Archie Griffin Award.

Professional Career

Vick started his professional career in NFL as a quarterback with Atlanta Falcons and made his debut against the San Francisco 49ers on September 9, 2001.

Atlanta Falcons (Source: Pinterest)

His first NFL pass was to the wide receiver Tony Martin in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers on September 23, 2001.

Following this day, he helped the Falcons with a 24-16 victory by scoring his first touchdown in the fourth quarter, which was amazing.

On November 2001, his team won a match with the Dallas Cowboys (20-13). Later in 2002, he was named to a Pro Bowl

Injury In 2003

Unfortunately, during a preseason game against Baltimore Ravens around 2003, Vick suffered a fractured right fibula

Injury 2003 (Source: Twitter)

In total, he missed around 11 games of the regular season, and his 2003 went on and off.

Despite the injury, he maintained his shape and cared for himself well. He was back in the fields again in less than a year. 

The Comeback In 2004

Vick returned to form in 2004, rushing for 2,313 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Everyone was happy that he was back strong and focused. He added 902 rushing yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons finished with an 11–5 record.

On October 31, 2004, he broke the record against the Denver Broncos by throwing more than 250 yards and rushing for over 100 yards.

Vick was at the third-highest single-season rushing for a quarterback in NFL history; he was named a Pro Bowl for the second time and led Atlanta to a third-division title.

On December 23, he signed a nine-year $130 million extension. Alongside his teammate running back Warrick Dunn, they were the first duo to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a single season.


In August 2007, Vick pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Bad Newz Kennels dog fighting investigation. Subsequently, the NFL suspended him indefinitely without pay for violating the player conduct policy.

This was done through a letter where NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the quarterback had admitted to the violation that was “not only illegal but also cruel and reprehensible.”

After the suspension was lifted, Vick played for Philadelphia Eagles, as Atlanta Falcons traded him during prison.

He played for Philadelphia Eagles for many years (2009-2013) and did a fabulous job as a quarterback and team leader.

Playing For Philadelphia Eagles (Source: Blogging Dirty)

Still, his nature of getting into controversies didn’t stop, which subsequently caused his downfall. 

2023 Update

On May 20, 2022, a rumor surfaced that Vick planned to return to football and seemingly played for an undisclosed team in the Fan Controlled Football league.

Reports said Vick was inspired by Terrell Owens‘s return to NFL, which resulted in success. However, two days later, Vick denied this and said he had no plan to come out of his retirement.

Later, on Jan 8, 2023, Ravens played against the Bengals, on which Lamar Jackson was reluctant to play due to a PCL sprain in his knee.

On which the former NFL starting quarterback had some pointed words for Jackson and said, “It’s the playoffs; you’re three games away. Put a brace on it. Get it going.”

Awards & Accolades 

Throughout his career as a football player, Vick achieved many trophies, achievements some of which are listed below.

  • Pro Bowl (2002, 2004, 2005, 2010)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2010)
  • Bert Bell Award (2010)
  • Heisman Trophy finalist (1999)
  • Big East Offensive Player of the Year (1999)
  • Big East Rookie of the Year (1999)

Early Career Stats

Season Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
1998 Redshirt
1999 90 153 58.8 1,840 12 5 180.4 110 580 5.3 8
2000 97 179 54.2 1,439 9 7 127.4 113 636 5.6 9
Career 187 332 56.3 3,279 21 12 153.1 223 1,216 5.5 17

Wife & Children

Vick is a married man and a father of 4 children. Their love story dates back to a long time ago, around 2002.

His long-term girlfriend, Kijafa Frink, whom he met in 2002, said in an interview with Philadelphia’s NBC10,

“Vick came over to her at the nightclub and got her number; they’ve been talking ever since.”

Their relationship was tough, but they were strong and understood despite all the struggles.

Finally, after 11 years of living together and knowing one another, they decided to get married in 2012. 

Michael Vick’s Wife And Kids (Source: Instagram)

Vick’s oldest son is Mitez Vick, born on July 10, 2002, whom he shares with his previous girlfriend, Tameka Taylor. They met at Warwick High School.

Afterward, they attended different colleges, where they parted ways forever. 

With Kijafa, Vick has two daughters and a baby boy. The second oldest daughter is Jada Vick, born on October 12, 2004, and London Vick, on October 19, 2007.

The two daughters love sports and also love painting and drawing. Again, on November 20, 2017, they were blessed with a baby boy, Michael Vick Jr. Now, he is 6 years old. 

Net Worth & Salary

Even though Vick retired from football in 2017, his net worth in 2024 is $16 million as he is currently working with FOX Sports as an analyst.

A few years back, he also launched his clothing line, V7 Clothing. 

Michael Vick has collaborated with major brands like Nike, EA Sports, Coca-Cola, Powerade, Kraft, Rawlings, Hasbro, and AirTran for endorsements and has amassed $2 million. 

He has a luxurious taste for cars, as he owns a collection of a 2013 Infiniti QX56, a 2012 Cadillac Escalade EXT, a 2012 Jaguar XJB, a Lexus LX570, and an Audi ABL.

Vick’s family also runs a nonprofit foundation Vick Family Dream Fund, which provides renovation services to youth organizations, like the Boys & Girls Club, so that the youth for the future will have a safe sanctuary.

Net Worth Of Michael Vick In Different Currencies

Let’s look at Michael Vick’s net worth in different currencies, including the Euro and Dollar.

Currency Net Worth
Euro 14,744,320 
Pound Sterling £12,953,280 
Australian Dollar A$22,780,176 
Canadian Dollar C$21,370,480 
Indian Rupee 1,300,448,048 
BitCoin ฿755

Social Media Presence

  • Instagram: 1.6m Followers
  • Twitter: 2.6m Followers
  • Facebook: 2.8m Followers


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Michael was inducted into the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame of The Lower Virginia Peninsula on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, powered by the National Quarterback club, which he announced to his fans online on 29 January 2023.

The Search Graph 

Michael Vick’s popularity is highly fluctuating due to his abrupt change of career paths in these years.

Michael Vick, The Search Graph ( Source: Google Trend)
Michael Vick, The Search Graph ( Source: Google Trend)

The graph illustrates his fans’ search momentum over the past 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is the jersey number of Vick?

Vick has worn jersey numbers 1 (New YOrk Jets), 2 (Pittsburgh Steelers) & 7 (Philadelphia Eagles.)

Did Michael Vick have dogs?

Vick has two dogs, named Handsome Dan and Little Red.

Is Michael Vick in the Pro Hall of Fame?

No, but Michael Vick has inducted in the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame of The Lower Virginia Peninsula.

How long did the quarterback play at Virginia Tech?

He played with the Virginia Tech team from 1998-2000.

Who has a stronger arm, Michael Vick or Lamar Jackson?

Despite having the strongest arms in the NFL, many believe Michael's arm strength is still stronger than Jackson's.

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Pema Sherpa is a content writer for the player's bio. Apart from writing, she shares a keen interest in music, reading, learning languages, and traveling.

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