Michael Vick, a one-time football great who was convicted for killing countless dogs, will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame of his alma matter Virginia Tech, The Daily Caller reports.
One of Virginia Tech’s most recognizable athletic personalities, Vick first rose to prominence in 1999 as a freshman by finishing third place in the Heisman Trophy voting.
That season, he also led the Hokies to an 11-0 regular season record and took the team all the way to the national championship game.
Although Virginia Tech lost the championship game to Florida State, Vick gave an excellent performance as he finished with 322 yards and two touchdowns.
The next season, he led his school to the Gator Bowl title before deciding to climb up to the NFL.
The No. 1 draft pick by the Atlanta Falcons enjoyed a stellar first few seasons before his fall from grace. At his prime in 2007, he was sentenced to a 19-month jail term on dogfighting charges.