Sports Illustrated solicited nominations from celebrities ranging from Tyler Perry to Charles Barkley for their annual Sportsman of the Year award this year, and Eagles QB Michael Vick had the chance participate. Vick took the opportunity to nominate Olympic champ and Virgina native Gabby Douglas for Sportswoman of the Year. Here’s what Vick had to say about his nomination per Yahoo! Sports Shutdown Corner and CNNSI.com:
“One thing’s for sure: you have girls today aspiring to be like Gabby. I don’t have to look far. The younger of my two daughters wants to be a gymnast now. She’s been inspired by Gabby and I think it’s a beautiful thing. It’s awesome, not just that Gabby has become a role model, but that she’s aware of it.”
You can read Vick’s full comments on his nomination, and the full list of nominees here. Sports Illustrated will announce the winner on December 3rd.