Dwight Freeney recalls 4.5-sack game vs. Vick: “I was just unblockable”

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Dwight Freeney had a 16-year career in the NFL, but it’s something that happened before he got to the league that he still views as perhaps his greatest accomplishment.

That came at Syracuse, when Freeney sacked Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick 4.5 times in one game. Freeney told the #PFTPM Podcast that he still views that game as the one in which he was most in the zone.

“He had no chance,” Freeney said. “And what I mean by that is, I was so fast — I don’t know what was going on with me that game, but I was so quick off the ball, the offensive tackle was barely out of his stance and I was by him. So there really wasn’t a chance for Mike to use his speed. SO I kind of got him before he got started. There was nothing he could have done. The Carrier Dome noise, something was going on with me that day, where I was just unblockable. That’s probably one of my most favorite games that I played in.”

That game was the one that defined Freeney as a college player, and showed what kind of player he would become in the NFL.

13 responses to “Dwight Freeney recalls 4.5-sack game vs. Vick: “I was just unblockable”

  1. Never forget that Al Bundy scored four touchdowns “in a single game” while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, “Spare Tire” Dixon.

  2. Yeah and I once scored four touchdowns in a high school game and then threw a ball over that mountain right there

  3. pa1981 says:
    February 26, 2019 at 9:18 am
    Virginia Tech actually won that game on a pretty incredible 55 yard Vick touchdown run. ACTUALLY, Syracuse won that game 22-14.

  4. Shame most of it on a team tainted by piped-noise etc but at least he was part of the 28-3 choke.

  5. SBLIIChampionEagles says:
    February 26, 2019 at 8:42 am
    Never forget that Al Bundy scored four touchdowns “in a single game” while playing for the Polk High School Panthers in the 1966 city championship game versus Andrew Johnson High School, including the game-winning touchdown in the final seconds against his old nemesis, “Spare Tire” Dixon.
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    “The knee was down.” – Spare Tire Dixon

  6. drexl99 says:
    February 26, 2019 at 11:08 am
    pa1981 says:
    February 26, 2019 at 9:18 am
    Virginia Tech actually won that game on a pretty incredible 55 yard Vick touchdown run. ACTUALLY, Syracuse won that game 22-14.

    DID YOU GOOGLE AND MISREAD??? Virginia Tech WON 22-14. Don’t shortchange the Hokies. I know bc I was at the game in 2000 as a teenager. Fun fact: The only full game Mike Vick played the whole game and lost was the National Champtionship game against FSU. Freeney was dominant for sure but as someone else said the Tech Oline was pretty patchwork at best. The game highlights are on YOUTUBE maybe watch it.

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