*Former quarterback Michael Vick is headed to Fox Sports as an NFL analyst.
According to Variety, Fox Sports will officially announce his addition to its NFL broadcast team on Sunday.
Vick will be employed as a studio analyst for “Fox NFL Kickoff,” which will precede regular pregame show “Fox NFL Sunday.”
“I’m very excited,” Vick told USA Today Friday. “Over the last seven or eight months, I’ve done a lot of interviews, and I think I’ve gotten better as I’ve been put in those situations more often. Things really came together (with Fox) over the last couple months. They have shows that I have always watched and admired. My friends and family are thankful and proud of me.”
Vick was the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft and went on to play in four Pro Bowls, but his career screeched to a halt in 2007 when he pleaded guilty to involvement in illegal dog fighting. He was suspended from the league and spent 21 months in prison. In 2009, the Falcons released him and he went on to sign with the Eagles after being reinstated to the league.
He played 13 seasons in the NFL overall, with the Falcons from 2001-2006, the Philadelphia Eagles from 2009-20013, and a season each with the New York Jets in 2014 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015.