BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Marcus Vick has won the Virginia Tech starting quarterback job after sitting out all of 2004 because of off-the-field problems.
Vick, younger brother of NFL superstar Michael Vick, started spring practice at No. 3 on the depth chart but moved up and beat out Sean Glennon and Cory Holt, coach Frank Beamer said.
"After evaluating the spring game, as well as our whole spring practice, we feel that it is appropriate to name Marcus the starter for our football team," Beamer said. "I think Marcus had an excellent spring."
Vick went 9-for-17 and 107 yards in the spring game Saturday.
"As always, evaluations will continue into preseason, but as of now, these are our plans for the fall," Beamer said.
Vick was suspended from the university for the 2004 fall semester after he was arrested following a night of drinking with underage girls. He also later pleaded guilty to reckless driving and no contest to marijuana possession after a traffic stop last summer.
Vick was cleared to re-enroll in school in January and seems to be making the most of his opportunities. He played in 11 games in 2003, going 30-of-57 for 475 yards with two touchdowns and five interceptions. He also rushed 37 times for 102 yards and caught four passes for 82 yards and a score.
Virginia Tech opens the season Sept. 4 at North Carolina State.