Douglas Richard Flutie is an American former quarterback. He played in the NFL, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His Hail FlutIE touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984 is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history.
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Douglas Richard Flutie is an American former quarterback. He played in the NFL, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His Hail FlutIE touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984 is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest CFL players of all-time. After retiring in 2006, he served as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC. In 2009, he joined Versus as a broadcaster for United Football League games. Since 2011, he has worked for NBC Sports and NBCSN and in 2014 became the color commentator for Notre Dame Football on NBC. His paternal great-grandparents were Lebanese immigrants. His family moved to Melbourne Beach, Florida, when he was six, where his father worked as a quality engineer in the aerospace industry. He was an All-League performer in football, basketball, and baseball. He attended Boston College, the only Division I-A school to recruit him, from 1981 to 1984. He left school as the NCAA’sall-time passing yardage leader with 10,579 yards and was a consensus All-American as a senior. He earned Player of the Year awards from UPI, Kodak, The Sporting News, and the Maxwell Football Club. He has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame and Canada’s SportsHall of Fame in 2007.
He also played for the San Diego Chargers from 2001 to 2004, and finished his career as a member of the New England Patriots in 2005. His son, Darren, was a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills and the Calgary Stampeders. He led the Toronto Argonauts to back-to-back Grey Cup victories in 1996 and 1997. He threw a record 48 touchdown passes in 1994, and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player a record six times. His father, Dick, was an engineer for the space program in the mid-1970s, and his mother, Joan, is from Manchester, Maryland. He moved to Natick, Massachusetts, in 1976 to attend Natick High School, where he played football and basketball for the \”Redmen\”, now \”Redhawks\”. He also led Hoover Junior High School’s football team to two Brevard County Championships. He went on to play for the New Jersey Generals of the upstart USFL, having already signed a five-year USD 7 million contract with them prior to being drafted by the Rams. In 1986, he signed with the NFL’s Chicago Bears, and later played for The Patriots, becoming their starting quarterback in 1988. In 1991, he threw for a record 6,619 yards. In 1996, he played with the BC Lions of the CFL in 1990, and in 1991, he led them to victory in the 1992 Grey Cup. In 1998, he returned to the NFL in 1998 with the Bills, and earned Pro Bowl and NFL Comeback Player of Year honors.
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