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Michael Vick dominates in flag football debut

A retirement, a birthday bash and a flag football debut, June has been quite the month for Michael Vick.

Just a few weeks after Vick officially called a quits to his NFL career and only a day after his 37th birthday he put on a dominating performance in his American Flag Football League debut as a starting quarterback. Throwing his way across the field, Vick accumulated 547 passing yards with eight touchdowns, according to AJC.com.

Two other former NFL players who have also joined AFFL are outspoken wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson. Two players Vick told SC6 he would have liked to play with during his NFL career.

“Terrell still has game. He still looks like he could play in the National Football League,” Vick said. “Chad still got the quick feet and that’s what he was known for.”

Vick hooked up with Johnson for a touchdown in AFFL.

Owens also added a touchdown to his stat line during the inaugural game as well.

Just like Ice Cube is bringing back older basketball athletes that can still compete at a high level in BIG3, AFFL seems to be the platform where aging football athletes can go to showcase they still have talent in a safer but still competitive atmosphere.

By Gino Terrell

Read about Ice Cube’s 3-on-3 basketball league BIG3.

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Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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