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Michael Vick on NFL Career: ‘I’m Just Thankful That God Seen Me Through’

By Michael Morris | July 27, 2016 | 4:05pm EDT
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Michael Vick (2) is pursued by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant (97) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

For National Football League (NFL) fans it’s the offseason, but that doesn’t mean you won’t hear some players making a buzz in the media about games, stats, past performances and how they stack up against the competition.

In a recent interview on The Dan Patrick Show, NFL free agent and all-time NFL rushing leader for quarterback Michael Vick confessed that he felt bad for some defenders who had to play against him in the league and noted that he is “just thankful that God seen me through.”

According to Fox Sports, Michael Vick has rushed 6,109 total yards, averaged 7.0 yards per carry and 42.7 yards per game, picked up 343 first downs and scored 36 touchdowns on the ground.

But the 36-year-old doesn’t think he’s done just yet.

“You know, I’m just thankful that God seen me through up until this moment and still give me the passion to want to go play and want to perform at a high level,” said Vick. “And I still have the work ethic now, and even more, to, you know, try to put myself in that position, so, you know, I just got to be patient from here and wait for things to happen.”

Here is a transcript of Michael Vick’s comments on The Dan Patrick Show:

Dan Patrick: “Did you ever feel bad for a defender that you embarrassed on a highlight, Mike?”

Michael Vick: “Yeah, I did. Because some guys, you know, they tore their ACLs, they sprained ankles. It wasn’t the prettiest situation, but there were times in games that I felt I was dominating and I was dominating too much. And you know, you gotta tell yourself, pinch yourself, and say, ‘Look, you gotta keep going because they’re out to get you.’

“But it was so many games that I played in where I had so much fun. And you know, even until last year playing in Pittsburgh I still was, you know, padding the rushing stats and padding my stats and still putting wins in the win column.

“You know, I’m just thankful that God seen me through up until this moment and still give me the passion to want to go play and want to perform at a high level. And I still have the work ethic now, and even more, to, you know, try to put myself in that position, so, you know, I just got to be patient from here and wait for things to happen.”

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