Monday, Apr. 04, 2011

Michael Vick

Age: 30
Occupation: Quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles
Previous TIME 100 appearances: 0

You may despise Michael Vick for his dog-fighting crimes. But the former Atlanta Falcons superstar quarterback made the most of his second chance, both on and off the field. After spending nearly two years in prison for his role in helping operate and finance a dog-fighting ring, Vick again made the Pro Bowl and led the Philadelphia Eagles to the playoffs. More important, his charitable work with the Humane Society and speeches to at-risk youths seem to be resonating. But can Vick stay on the right path?