Michael Vick to speak to area high school football players

Posted at 2:16 PM, Aug 04, 2020

Carl Francis, the Director of Communications for the National Football League Players Association and the co-founder of the Hampton Roads Youth Foundation (HRYF) is setting up a virtual call with former NFL quarterback and No.1 overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft, Michael Vick.

The call will take place Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. for high school football players only and registration is free.

To register go to and the deadline to register is Aug 4. At 11:59 p.m.

“We understand this is a tough time for all high school football players as their seasons have been postponed due to COVID-19,” Francis said. “Many of them have worked very hard in the off-season getting ready for another fun year and then to be told that your season is canceled has to be a difficult time for everyone involved. Having Michael Vick speak with them and provide some uplifting messages to let them know that life is full of challenges, but it’s how you respond is key to your success. HRYF has been working in the Hampton Roads community for 24 years and anything we can do to provide support to our young people we are all in.”