Let Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame!
- Pamela Banks
- Timothy Sands, President of Virginia Tech
- United States of America
Michael Vick was convicted of a crime for which he served his time. He has paid his debt to society, any other indebtedness he has is not to his critics or his haters. Be done and be gone. He has rendered unto Caesar that which is Caesar's, now he is entitled to the fruits of his labors as an athlete and scholar.
We, the undersigned, request with good conscious that Michael Vick be inducted into the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame. Based on his history with Virginia Tech of leading, as a freshman, an undefeated football season in 1999, his leading the NCAA in passing efficiency that same year (180.4) which was the third-highest all-time mark. Vick won both an ESPY Award as the nation's top college player and the first-ever Archie Griffin Award as college football's most valuable player. He was invited to the 1999 Heisman Trophy presentation and finished third in the voting behind Ron Dayne and Joe Hamilton. Vick's third-place finish matched the highest finish ever by a freshman up to that point, first set by Herschel Walker in 1980. In the 2000, Vick earned his career high rushing total of 210 yards against Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Against West Virginia University in the Black Diamond Trophy game, Vick accounted for 288 total yards of offense and two touchdowns in a 48–20 win. The following week, Vick led the Hokies back from a 14–0 deficit to beat Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, where the Hokies had not won since 1986. Vick put the game away with a 55-yard run with 1:34 left. Vick's final game while playing for Virginia Tech was against the Clemson Tigers in the Toyota Gator Bowl; Virginia Tech won and Vick was named the game's MVP.
The Let Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame! petition to Timothy Sands, President of Virginia Tech was written by Pamela Banks and is in the category Football at GoPetition.