Atlanta Falcons Football Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Michael Vick told Roddy White he was destined for NFL stardom

Michael Vick told Roddy White he was destined for NFL stardom
Published On: Mon, Jun 12
Nov 22, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (84) runs onto the field before their game against the Indianapolis Colts at the Georgia Dome. The Colts won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Roddy White couldn't recall the exact day, but the former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver remembered it was at OTAs during his rookie season.

White, the 27th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, was approached by quarterback Michael Vick, the first overall pick in 2001.

"He told me I was going to be a star in this league," White said of Vick. "He always believed in me from day one, from the time he met me and when we were going through OTA practices. Since that day, we always connected. We always had a bond."

Vick and White, teammates for two seasons with the Falcons, will share the stage Monday when the organization honors the retirement of both players with a special ceremony at owner Arthur Blank's family business office. Vick, who galvanized an entire city with his electric performances, spent his first six seasons with the Falcons and was named to three Pro Bowls before a 23-month prison sentence for running a dog-fighting operation ended his time with the organization. He was the first quarterback in league history to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a season (1,039 in 2006).

"I love Mike, man," White said of Vick. "That's my guy to the end, no matter what. My locker was right across from his and we had a lot of conversations. He would invite me over to the house. And then I became close to his family. We just always stuck together."

White said one game with Vick stood out more than any other: a 38-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on a Saturday night inside the Georgia Dome. Vick, battling Tony Romo, threw four touchdown passes and had a 121.0 passer rating. White caught three passes for 104 yards, including a 52-yarder.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Blank: Falcons don't need SB closure vs. Pats because 'there's nothing open'
Published On: Sun, Oct 22
An offseason full of storylines comes to an end Sunday night.The Falcons play the New England Patriots, a rematch of the epic Super Bowl LI, and finally Atlanta can cease answering questions about ...
Dan Quinn says Falcons are edgy; players say, Well, yeah . . . sort of
Published On: Sat, Oct 21
These are antsy times for your Atlanta Falcons, who began the season with a Super Bowl hangover ether draping them like a blanket only to lurch their way to a 3-2 start, and their pending rematch o...
Patriots' Super Bowl hero James White on rematch: 'Nothing to do with this game'
Published On: Sat, Oct 21
A little more than eight months ago, the New England Patriots made one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history, storming back from a 28-3 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. Tom...
Donald Trumps Petition Seeks Stand For National Anthem Supporters
Published On: Fri, Oct 20
Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to re...
President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem
Published On: Wed, Oct 18
The NFL is back on President Trumps radar Wednesday.The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFLs announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the nati...
Eric Reid doesnt think rule change on anthem is coming
Published On: Tue, Oct 17
In a statement about Tuesdays meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has a tremendous respect for the nationa...
Dan Quinn: Falcons need to get Julio Jones the ball more
Published On: Mon, Oct 16
The Atlanta Falcons have failed to reach the same heights that they did in 2016, and part of that has been down to wide receiver Julio Joness decreased contributions.Jones has just one red zone tar...
Matt Ryan breaks down issues with the offense
Published On: Thu, Oct 12
Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is his own harshest critic. He wont point to a rash of tipped and mishandled passes that have led to a shoddy interception total and porous (minus-4, 29th in the NFL) ...
Julio Jones 'ready to go' after hip injury
Published On: Thu, Oct 12
Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones said a hip flexor injury won't keep him from playing against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.Jones, who suffered the injury in a Week 4 loss to Buffalo, had last w...
Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem
Published On: Wed, Oct 11
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy.But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that hes...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts

Name Pos
Matt Ryan QB
Matt Bryant PK
Alex Mack C
Desmond Trufant CB
Adrian Clayborn DE
Josh Harris LS
Robert Alford CB
Ben Garland G
Brooks Reed DE
Devonta Freeman RB
See All Players