Mike Vick took over the Cover of UPTOWN Magazine and gave them a interview of all interviews check it out below.

The Michael Vick story has all the elements that makes an American Dream classic. With his new multi-million dollar contracts, Vick is successfully reinventing himself on and off the field. Will a Super Bowl win be his ultimate triumph?

“I never thought this day would come,” Vick said.

“[Two years ago], I was happy just to be on a team. When I was in prison, I prayed for another opportunity. And when I signed with the Eagles, that opportunity had come. I was ecstatic at that point, and I’m even happier now.”

“I play the game the way I know how to play it,” Vick tells UPTOWN, after the magazine spent months trying to negotiate an interview. He’s understandably cautious about whom he talks to and what he says.

“You have to take precautions, but this is what I love to do. I want to be there for my team and do what I have to do as a quarterback to be successful.”

Despite the vocal detractors, Eagles fans wasted no time embracing their new quarterback, albeit third-string, showering him with cheers in his first preseason game. It seemed that no matter how anyone felt about dogs or out-of-control rich athletes, all of that ended—or was at least compartmentalized—as soon as Vick stepped onto the field.

“It was awesome. When I was running out onto the field I was listening to see what the reaction was going to be, I was very pleased,” Vick said about his return. “I really didn’t expect that reaction, but I was very thankful.”

“I am determined to become a better student of the game and I knew I had to work at it,” says Vick. “I was young when I was in Atlanta. I’m older now. I’ve been through a lot and I think I’ve matured. I had some good years there, but I’m just so thankful to be in Philadelphia right now. I could not have landed in a better city. This is my home. This is where I want to be, and I take this opportunity seriously.”

For the full story, pick up a copy of UPTOWN’s October/November issue on newsstands now! Here are all the pic’s…

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