With a boxing match on in the background, the quarterback who put Virginia Tech on the college football map sat down with the quarterback charged with upholding that tradition. They talked about football, life and, most importantly, avoiding the pitfalls that had devoured Vick.
"Depending on how your career goes and how much success you have, you're gonna have so many people pulling at you, so many outsiders pulling you," Vick said Wednesday in a telephone interview. "I just wanted him to know, 'Take everything in stride, keep your family first and understand the bigger picture of what's important,' and that's his personal development. I just wanted him to be conscious of what he was about to go through and reaching the level of success and stardom that I'd had."