Sunday, November 9, 2014

Michael Vick eclipses 6,000 career rushing yards


New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick may be 34 years old, but he still has wheels.

Sunday, Vick became the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 6,000 yards rushing, eclipsing the mark on an 18-yard scamper in the third quarter of the Jets' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Vick entered the game with 5,967 yards rushing and finished the day with 39 yards on eight carries and now totals 6,006 for his career.

"Really, it makes me feel old, because that's years of hard work," Vick said, via "Probably something that -- well, I know it's something that hasn't been done in the league up until this point. It's a major milestone."

He set the league record in 2011 with the Philadelphia Eagles, surpassing Randall Cunningham's 4,928 yards rushing.

"[R]eaching those type of milestones and continuing to play the game at a high level at my age makes me appreciate the game of football," he said.

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