Michael Vick made his return to Atlanta on Saturday. No, he’s not returning to the Atlanta Falcons, but he was back on the football field as he was the captain of the Roadrunners of the American Flag Football League which was played at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Vick team was taking on Team Ocho, led by former NFL Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson, and the winner would move on the finals of the Pro side of the U.S. Open tournament. Vick’s team lost to Johnson’s team 25-13, but the story was not about winning or losing. It was about the former Falcons QB putting on a show at the home of the KSU Owls. Here’s a look at Vick in action.
— NFL (@NFL) July 8, 2018
It was a near-sellout crowd to see Vick play in the new football league. After the game, Vick said he has thrown his last football. But when he returned to Fifth Third Bank Stadium the next day, he had a change of heart.
Last season, the Kennesaw State football team gave fans a show as they went undefeated at home and finished the regular season with a 12-2 record. But having Vick, Johnson and other former NFL players play flag football at the home of the Owls is big for Kennesaw State going forward. The return of Vick should give Fifth Third Bank Stadium and the Owls the boost they need heading into the regular season which begins on Aug. 31 vs. Georgia State.