Michael Vick to be inducted to Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

Four other athletes will also be inducted

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Michael Vick will be inducted to the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, the university announced on Tuesday.

Vick was a quarterback for the university who is credited for guiding the team to the 2000 national title game. His career at Tech was from 1998 to 2001. 

Vick, who finished third in the 1999 Heisman Trophy voting – the top finish ever by a Tech player – went on to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Vick was a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 when his life off the field drew national attention. Vick and three other men were indicted on charges related to a dog-fighting ring known as "Bad Newz Kennels." His involvement and subsequent prison sentence have made him a controversial figure in sports. 

Other inductees include baseball star Tim Buheller, basketball point guard Zabian Dowdell, softball catcher Megan Evans, and linebacker Ben Taylor. 

The Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame is located at the Cassell Coliseum ambulatory. The new inductees will bring the total number of athletes honored in the hall of fame to 192.