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Flutie, 4 others to join CFL Hall of Fame

Flutie, 4 others to join CFL Hall of Fame

HAMILTON, Ontario, April 2 (UPI) -- The Canadian Football League announced Wednesday that Doug Flutie and four others will be inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame this year.

Mass. town to vote on 'Redmen' name

NATICK, Mass., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Voters in a Boston suburb can have their say on whether the school sports teams will continue to use the name "Redmen."
Hall of Fame inductees to be recognized

Hall of Fame inductees to be recognized

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame will honor college football's latest Hall of Fame inductees Jan. 2 at the Fiesta Bowl.

COL FB: Boston College 28, Miami-Fla. 14

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes Saturday, guiding 16th-ranked Boston College to a 28-14 victory in the regular-season finale for both schools.

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Flutie among Hall of Fame inductees

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie, who won the 1984 Heisman Trophy as quarterback for Boston College, Wednesday led the 2007 class into college football's Hall of Fame.

Flutie tops Hall of Fame ballot

DALLAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie is one of 75 players and John Cooper is one of eight coaches up for selection this year to the College Football Hall of Fame.

COL FB: Boston College 25, Navy 24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Steve Aponavicius kicked a 37-yard field goal on the final play Saturday as Boston College beat Navy, 25-24, in the Meineke Car Care Bowl at Charlotte, N.C.

Longhorns fan blames Doug Flutie for loss

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A Texas Longhorn fan who believes that television analyst Doug Flutie jinxed the team sent an e-mail threatening the former football player and his family. The e-mail was sent to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, based in Framingham, Mass.

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Veteran QB Doug Flutie retires

FOXBORO, Mass., May 15 (UPI) -- Veteran NFL quarterback Doug Flutie, who played five games for the New England Patriots last season, Monday officially announced his retirement. "I have officially retired," said Flutie, 43. "I'd like to look at it as moving on in my life and looking forw

Larry Johnson again AFC weekly winner

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson ended the regular season last Sunday as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
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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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