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Virginia Tech legend Michael Vick named to 2022 ACC Football Honors class

Wade Peery11/02/22
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Former Virginia Tech legend Michael Vick is undoubtedly the best player in Hokie program history and one of the greatest players in college football history. The electrifying quarterback racked up an extensive number of accolades and honors during the two years he played in Blacksburg. He’ll soon add another honor to his name. One of the greatest to ever do it in Blacksburg is set to join the 2022 ACC Football Honors class, the ACC announced in a press release on Wednesday afternoon.

Check out the cool graphic below that Virginia Tech created for the announcement.

The 2022 ACC Football Honors Class will be recognized at the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 at Bank of America Stadium–home of the Carolina Panthers.

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Michael Vick put Virginia Tech football on the map

During his days with Virginia Tech, he brought unprecedented national attention to the Hokies’ football program. As a redshirt freshman during the 1999 season, he propelled the Hokies to an unblemished 11-0 regular season record and a spot in the national championship game against the Florida State Seminoles. That season, Vick completed 58.8 percent of his passes for 1,840 yards and 12 touchdowns, while rushing for 617 yards and eight touchdowns. He finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting–the top finish ever by a player in Virginia Tech program history. Vick also won an ESPY from ESPN as the nation’s top college football player.

The former No. 1 overall selection in the 2001 NFL Draft, Vick finished his NFL career with more than 22,000 passing yards and 133 touchdowns. He made his mark as a rusher, however, racking up more than 6,000 yards and 37 touchdowns on the ground. His 6,109 career rushing yards set an NFL record for a quarterback. Vick made four Pro Bowls during his time in the National Football League. He also took home the NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors in 2010. 

On3’s Pete Nakos also contributed to this article.