NFL’s Comeback Player of 2011: 10 Players Most Likely To Follow in Vick’s Shoes

February 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As I'm sure most of you know by now, Michael Vick was named the recipient for the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year award for the 2010 season. Receiving 29.5 votes out of a possible 50 total, Michael Vick put a stamp on his remarkable season by winning this hardware.

He is only the second ex-convict to receive the award, as Barry Word (1990 recipient) went in prison for 5 months prior to joining the NFL. However, Lyle Alzado (1982 recipient) attended a college that is now being used as a prison, so pundits are still debating whether this makes Vick the second or third person to win the award after being at prison. I'm leaning toward third, but regardless Michael Vick is the first recipient of the award whose prison sentence actually precipitated the win.

His runner-up for the award, Mike Williams, received 8 votes. Williams began his career with the Detroit Lions. After essentially eating himself out of the league, he realized he had a family to feed and that ...

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