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Doug Flutie        

Former NFL Quarterback & College Football Analyst; Advocate for Autism Awareness

Doug Flutie is a fan-favorite quarterback who has played professionally for 19 years, appearing in the United States Football League, the National Football League, and the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is the older brother of the CFLs all-time reception leader Darren Flutie. He has an autistic son, Doug Flutie Jr. in whose name a foundation dedicated to autism research has been established.

Doug Flutie first captured the nation's imagination during his senior season in a nationally televised 1984 game against the University of Miami the day after Thanksgiving. After two quick plays, six seconds remained on the clock. In the last play of the game, he completed a desperation Hail Mary caught by Gerard Phelan in the end zone, giving Boston College the win.

In his senior campaign, Mr. Flutie threw for a Boston College record 3454 yards and 27 touchdowns, including The Pass. His performance that season captured him the Heisman Trophy.

Over his four-year college career, Doug Flutie totaled 11,318 total yards of offense, and became the NCAAs all-time leader surpassing Jim McMahons record. He remains the all-time BC leader in career yards, yards in one season, touchdowns in one season, yards in one game, and touchdowns in one gameand ranks in the top three in virtually every statistically important passing category in BC history.

Doug Flutie started his professional football career in the erstwhile United States Football League (USFL) with the New Jersey Generals in 1985. After the USFL folded, he signed with the NFLs Chicago Bears in 1986, starting one game. He signed with the New England Patriots for a three-year stint in 1987. After the 1989 season came to a close, he went north of the border to the CFL for an eight-year career that ranks as perhaps the greatest quarterback career in Canadian football history.

In 1990 Mr. Flutie signed with the British Columbia Lions as the highest paid CFL player in the league. He won his first Grey Cup in 1992 with Calgary. He would go on to win two more Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts before returning to the National Football League in 1998.

Doug Flutie became the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback in 1998. He was selected to play in the 1998 Pro Bowl after throwing for 2711 yards with a 87.4 QB Ratinghis best in his NFL career.

In 2001 Mr. Flutie moved west and signed with the San Diego Chargers, who were coming off a disheartening 1-15 season. However, the traditional Doug Flutie magic came through as the former Bill broke a sack attempt by his former teammates and ran 13 yards for the game-winning touchdown. San Diego would lose every game the rest of the season and finish 5-11, but he threw for an NFL career high 3464 yards.

Doug Fluties career numbers are impressive, especially when his CFL days are taken into account. Over a nearly 20-year professional football career, he has thrown for over 57,874 yardsone of only six players ever to do so. He is not only a fan favorite, but also one of the most respected players in the game. His work ethic and ability to overcome every obstacle thrown in his way over the past twenty years is unmatchedDoug Flutie is truly a legend of the game.

Doug Flutie is currently a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC Sports.




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