Doug Flutie to start for Chargers

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- San Diego Coach Marty Schottenheimer made it official Friday, naming Doug Flutie his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

NFL: Chicago 20, San Diego 7

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Anthony Thomas had 31 carries for 111 yards and the first two-touchdown game of his career Sunday as Chicago beat the lowly San Diego Chargers, 20-7.

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SAN DIEGO, May 20 (UPI) -- Quarterback Drew Brees of the San Diego Chargers apparently will be healed enough for the 2003 NFL campaign.

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, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The Big East Conference has five teams playing in bowl games, beginning with Boston College and Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Buffalo 20, San Diego 13

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Playing for the first time this season, Doug Flutie guided his team to the tying score in the fourth quarter Sunday, but Travis Henry capped a big day with a 26

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Florida matchups highlight NFL Week 12

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Brett Favre and Warren Sapp renew acquintances Sunday while the Philadelphia Eagles begin to adjust to life without Donovan McNabb in Week 12 of the NFL.

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San Diego 34, Cincinnati 6

CINCINNATI, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 93 of his 114 yards in the first half Sunday to lead San Diego to a 34-6 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Marty Schottenheimer'

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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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