Doug Flutie ‘81
Boston College 1985
College Football Career
Led BC to 3 consecutive bowl games (Tangerine, Liberty and Cotton) for the 1st time in 40 years. Threw the famous "Hail Mary Pass" to defeat the defending national champ Univ Miami 47- 45 in ‘84. Winner of the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award for the most outstanding player in college football. Winner of the Davey O'Brien Award, for most outstanding college quarterback in ‘84.
NCAA all-time leader in passing and total offense with 11,318 total yards.
USFL - New Jersey Generals ‘85, NFL - Chicago Bears ‘86, New England Patriots ‘87-‘89.
8 years in the Canadian Football league : BC Lions, Calagary Stampeders &Toronto Argonauts.
Won 3 Grey Cup Championships: Calgary in ‘92, Toronto in ‘96 and ‘97, Named MVP in all 3.
CFL’s Most Outstanding Player 6 times. Voted #1 in the CFL’s top 50 outstanding football players of all time.
In ’98 played for the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, compiled an 8 - 3 record and took team to the playoffs.
NFL Comeback Player of the Year in ’98. Played in the Pro Bowl, Feb, ‘99. San Diego Chargers ‘01–’04.
New England Patriots in ‘05 -- executed a Drop Kick for an extra point for the first time in 64 years.
Retired in 2006 after 21 years of professional football.
Threw for 57,874 yards over his career, 1 of only 6 quarterbacks in pro football to throw for over 50,000 yards.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.
Works as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC sports.
Established the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation in 1998, in honor of his autistic son, Dougie, to assist families of children afflicted with autism and to fund research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism.
Advice to Students:
Don't let others decide your limitations, if you believe in yourself you can accomplish anything.
Enjoy life because fun is the best thing to have!
Inducted November 20, 2007