Michael Vick starts in place of Kevin Kolb on Sunday

*It’s official. Michael Vick will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

It will be the first time he’s been under center at the start of a game since his time with the Atlanta Falcons — long before the world learned about his cruel world of dogfighting.

Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed it Friday when he ruled quarterback Kevin Kolb out for Sunday’s game with the concussion he suffered in their season-opening loss to the Green Bay Packers. Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley was also ruled out with a concussion.

“Michael is excited to step up and play,” said Reid

Vick missed the entire 2007 and 2008 season after he went to prison for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring.

The Eagles signed him last year and he played in 12 games for the team, mostly as an option in the wildcat formation.