Michael Vick timeline JAN. 4, 2000 — Michael Vick leads Virginia Tech with 302 yards of total offense, but Florida State rallies to win the Sugar Bowl and the BCS national championship, 46-29.
EARLY 2001 — Vick, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor decide to start an illegal dogfighting operation. Later that year, Purnell Peace joins the venture.
APRIL 21, 2001 — The Atlanta Falcons select Vick as the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft. At 20 years old, he was the youngest player chosen No. 1 in the draft's history.
JAN. 4, 2003 — In his first NFL playoff game, Vick leads Atlanta to a stunning 27-7 victory at Green Bay.
AUG. 23, 2007 — Vick signs plea agreement and statement of facts admitting to conspiracy in a dogfighting ring and helping kill pit bulls.
DEC. 10, 2007 — Vick sentenced to serve 23 months for his role in the dogfighting operation.
JULY 27, 2009 — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstates Vick, lifting the indefinite suspension.
AUG. 13, 2009 — Vick signs a one-year contract with an option for a second with the Eagles.
SEPT. 27, 2009 — Vick plays in his first game since the end of the 2006 season.
January 2010 — Vick finishes the season having played in 12 games, going 6 of 13 for 86 yards passing and rushing for another 95 yards.
June 25, 2010 — A co-defendant of Vick's is shot at the quarterback's birthday party in Virginia Beach, Va. Authorities, the NFL and the Eagles investigate.
Aug. 3, 2010 — Goodell tells Vick he will not face disciplinary action for the shooting and no charges are pressed against him.
Sept. 12, 2010 — When Kevin Kolb suffers a concussion, Vick replaces him and leads the Eagles in their 27-20, season-opening loss to Green Bay. Vick finishes with 175 yards passing and rushes for 103.
Sept. 19, 2010 — With Kolb out, Vick starts against Detroit, his first time as a starting QB since 2006. He goes 21 of 34 for 284 yards and two TDs, runs for 37 yards, and the Eagles beat the Lions, 35-32.
Sept. 20, 2010 — Eagles coach Andy Reid says Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback at Jacksonville in the next game.
Sept. 21, 2010 — The Eagles announce that Vick is their starting quarterback.
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