ATLANTA (Dec. 24, 2006) -- Atlanta's Michael Vick became the first NFL quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards
in a season.
Vick, who needed only 10 yards to reach the mark, gained 17 on his first
carry on the Falcons' opening possession. On first down at the Carolina
42, Vick ran left for the first down. The fans applauded and Vick's
teammates gave him a quick pat in the huddle.
The drive ended with another milestone, Morten
Andersen 's 539th career field goal. He passed Gary Andersen
for the career record.
The milestone came one week after Vick set the league record for yards
rushing by a quarterback. He ran for 56 yards in last week's loss to
Dallas to pass Bobby Douglass for the mark.
Vick showed no sign of the groin injury that forced him out of the loss
to the Cowboys late in the fourth quarter last week.