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Douglas Richard "Doug" Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a retired American and Canadian football quarterback. Flutie played college football at Boston College, and played professionally in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. He first rose to prominence during his career at Boston College, where he received the prestigious Heisman Trophy and the Davey O`Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His "Hail Mary" touchdown pass in a game against Miami game on November 23, 1984 (dubbed "Hail Flutie") is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history. Selected as the 285th pick in the 11th round, Flutie is the lowest drafted Heisman Award winner not including Jason White, who went undrafted. Flutie played that year for the New Jersey Generals of the upstart United States Football League. In 1986 he signed with the NFL`s Chicago Bears, and later played for the New England Patriots, becoming their starting quarterback in 1988. Flutie signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in 1990, and in 1991, threw for a record 6,619 yards. He played briefly with his brother Darren, a wide receiver, before being traded to the Calgary Stampeders, whom he led to victory in the 1992 Grey Cup. In 1994, he threw a record 48 touchdown passes. Flutie played for the Stampeders until 1996, when he signed with the Toronto Argonauts, leading them to back-to-back Grey Cup victories in 1996 and 1997. Flutie was named the CFL`s Most Outstanding Player a record six times, and was named the MVP in all three of his Grey Cup victories. He returned to the NFL in 1998 with the Buffalo Bills, where he earned Pro Bowl and NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors. He played for the San Diego Chargers from 2001 to 2004, and finished his career as a member of the New England Patriots in 2005. In 2006, he was ranked #1 in a list of the top 50 CFL players. He was named to the College Football Hall of Fame and Canada`s Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He ranks fifth among the all-time professional football passing leaders combining CFL/NFL/USFL seasons trailing only Warren Moon, Brett Favre, Damon Allen, and Dan Marino in attempts, completions, and touchdowns. He ranks sixth all-time behind those same four quarterbacks as well as Anthony Calvillo in passing yards. He is currently a college football analyst for ABC and ESPN.
Flutie is the older brother of the CFL`s second all-time receptions leader, Darren Flutie. His nephew Billy Flutie is a wr/p at Boston College. Flutie is married to the former Laurie Fortier, his high school sweetheart. They have a daughter, Alexa, and a son, Doug Jr. Their son has autism, and the Fluties established The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. in honor of him. He also created a cereal, Flutie Flakes, with the benefits going toward this organization. In his free time, Flutie has attended college football and basketball games at his alma mater Boston College and was a season ticket-holder. Flutie has spent his summers in Bethany Beach, Delaware, frequenting the local basketball court. Flutie also has worked with the local Massachusetts "Eastern Bank" and is a spokesman for Framingham`s Metrowest Medical Center. He is a member of the Longfellow Sports Clubs at their Wayland and Natick locations. Doug plays drums and his brother Darren Flutie plays guitar in The Flutie Brothers Band. Flutie continues to live in Natick and was honored in November, 2007 by being inducted into the Natick High School Wall of Achievement. A short stretch of road connecting the Natick Mall and the Shoppers` World Mall in Natick / Framingham, MA is named the "Flutie Pass" and can be found using these links to Google Maps, Mapquest or Yahoo Maps. Doug also played drums for Boston at a tribute show for their late singer, Brad Delp. He and his brother also have a band called the Flutie Brothers Band in which Doug is the drummer.
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Douglas Richard Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a former player of American and Canadian football who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and United States Football League (USFL). He first rose to prominence during his college football career at Boston College, where he received the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His "Hail Mary" touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984 (dubbed "The Pass") is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history. Flutie was selected as the 285th pick in the 11th round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, making him the lowest drafted Heisman Award winner among those who were drafted. Flutie played that year for the New Jersey Generals of the upstart USFL. In 1986 he signed with the NFL's Chicago Bears, and later played for the New England Patriots, becoming their starting quarterback in 1988.
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round (285th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft.
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Doug Flutie is married to Laurie Fortier, they have been married for 9 days (since 10th January, 1985).
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