The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2005 with 69 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Oct. 17-23, 2005.
By United Press International

Flutie signed by Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass., April 29 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots signed quarterback Doug Flutie on Friday to serve as a backup for superstar Tom Brady.

Doug Fluitie released by Chargers

SAN DIEGO, March 11 (UPI) -- The oldest quarterback in the NFL, 42-year-old Doug Flutie, was released Friday by the San Diego Chargers.

NFL: San Diego 24, Kansas City 17

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie passed for 199 yards and a touchdown and ran for another TD Sunday to lead the San Diego Chargers to a 24-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 297th day of 2004 with 69 to follow.
By United Press International

NFL: NY Jets 34, San Diego 28

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Curtis Martin rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns Sunday to lead the New York Jets to a 34-28 victory over the San Diego Chargers.

Chargers name Brees starting QB

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The San Diego Chargers Monday named Drew Brees as the team's starting quarterback for their regular-season opener on September 12 against Houston.

Doug Flutie out for two weeks

CARSON, Calif., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- San Diego quarterback Doug Flutie underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss two weeks of training camp.

John Hufnagel goes from Pats to Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- John Hufnagel Thursday left the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots to become offensive co-coordinator for the New York Giants.

NFL: San Diego 14, Detroit 7

DETROIT, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie threw touchdown passes of 17 and 73 yards to LaDainian Tomlinson Sunday and the San Diego Chargers held on for a 14-7 victory over Detroit.

Cincinnati 34, San Diego 27

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Jon Kitna threw four touchdown passes in the first half Sunday, three to Chad Johnson, as the Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers, 34-27.

NFL: Denver 37, San Diego 8

DENVER, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- After missing four games with a broken left foot, Jake Plummer threw three touchdown passes to Shannon Sharpe Sunday as Denver beat San Diego, 37-8.

Flutie gets weekly NFL honor

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- San Diego quarterback Doug Flutie is among those garnering weekly honors from the NFL.

NFL: San Diego 42, Minnesota 28

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie, in his first start of the season, passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more Sunday to lead San Diego to a 42-28 win over Minnesota.
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Doug Flutie
CIN98120603-6 DECEMBER 1998-CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA: In 2nd quarter action, Bills' quarterback, Doug Flutie gets sacked by Bengals' Reinard Wilson for a loss of 6 yards. Bills beat the Bengals, 33/20. UPI mw/rw/Mike Williams

Douglas Richard "Doug" Flutie (born October 23, 1962) is a former 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 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 among those who were drafted. 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 sixth or seventh among the all-time professional gridiron passing leaders combining his CFL/NFL/USFL seasons for attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns.

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