For the past fourteen years, Doug Flutie's name has been synonymous with excellence in both college and professional football. During this time, Doug has received many honors including the following: All American at Boston College, 1984 College Football Player of the Year, the 1984 Heisman Trophy, 1991-1994/1996/1997 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player. He played in the Canadian Football League, where he was a marquee attraction, and has recently signed a two-year contract with the National Football League's Buffalo Bills.
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POPULAR OFF-FIELD PERSONALITY
Doug is an attractive personality whose approachable and personable style has translated his success on the football field into success off the field. He graduated from Boston College with degrees in Communications and Computer Science. Doug is a member of the Flutie Brothers Band, which released its first CD last year entitled "Catch This." He has recently written an autobiography, entitled "Flutie," recounting his life both on and off the field. Married to Laurie Flutie and the father of two children, Doug established, in the name of his son, the "Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism" to help less-fortunate families with autistic children. The foundation is a member of The Giving Back Fund family of charities.
Doug's versatility as a player and as a spokesperson for the game has led him to become a favorite choice for endorsements, speaking engagements, appearances, commercials, advertisements, and television programs.
Doug has been associated with such companies and television programs as: Nike, Pepsi, Wilson, Norelco, Minolta Canada, New England/Canadian Business Counsel, Starter Athletic Wear, Burger King College Player Souvenir Club, 1995 CBS Sports Analyst with Pat O'Brien, 1994 Sun Bowl Color Analyst for CBS, 1997 ABC Sports Color Analyst, ABC Boston Sports Reporter.
ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS
Doug Flutie is one of the finest quarterbacks ever to play the sport of college football...Take a look at these credentials...
As an Amateur
Winner of the 1984 Heisman Trophy as the outstanding player in all of college football - set the all-time major college career passing record (10,579 yards), and the all-time major college career total offense record (11,054 yards) en route to this honor. First Team All-American selection as voted in consensus by the Associated Press, the United Press International, Kodak (American College Football Coaches Association), the Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, and the Football Writers Association of America.
Named to United Press International and Sporting News' "Player of the Year" honors.
Selected as Captain of the Kodak All-American squad and winner of the prestigious Maxwell Club Trophy as the nation's premier player.
The highlights of Doug's senior year were as numerous as they were sparkling. The 48-yard, no-time-left touchdown pass that Gave Boston College a 47-45 victory over the 1983 national Champion Miami Hurricanes ranks as one of the most thrilling plays in college football history. Other highlights include . . .
Two touchdown passes on fourth-down plays, which lead the Eagles to a 38-31 comeback win over the Alabama Crimson Tide at Birmingham.
A record-setting six touchdown passes in a 52-20 romp over North Carolina.
Pitched for four touchdowns against Western Carolina and had three scoring tosses in the games against Rutgers, Army and Holy Cross.
Connected on 34 of 46 aerials without an interception, for 472 yards against Miami, and recorded his best yardage output of the year. This also represented the highest full-game percentage of his career.
Has passed for more yards against a single opponent than any other player in college history: 1,420 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (135 in his first freshman game, 520 in 1982, 380 in 1983, and 447 in 1984).
Doug's academic achievements were similarly recognized. He was chosen as a recipient of a National Football Foundation post-graduate scholarship, and was nominated by Boston College for a Rhodes Scholarship.
As a Professional:
Only player in CFL history to win four consecutive Most Outstanding Player of the Year awards. Also received this honor for a fifth and sixth time in 1996 and 1997.
All-Canadian Quarterback: 1991-1994, 1996, 1997.
Three Grey Cup Championships: 1992, 1996, 1997.
Three-time Grey Cup Most Valuable Player: 1992, 1996, 1997
First CFL player to throw for 6,000 yards in a season (both 1991 and 1993).
Six-time Canadian All-Star Team: 1991-1994, 1996, 1997.
Flutie is named Comeback Player of the Year The Associated Press (Jan. 7, 1999) -- For anyone wondering where Doug Flutie went, he answered so emphatically in his return to the NFL that he was honored as The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Flutie, who won the Heisman Trophy in college and six most outstanding player awards in Canada, was selected Thursday as the first winner of the award. Two other quarterbacks who revitalized their careers, Randall Cunningham of Minnesota and Vinny Testaverde of the New York Jets, were next with six and five votes, respectively. Cunningham was retired and laying tile just two years ago. Testaverde, a Pro Bowler in 1996, was cut by Baltimore after a mediocre 1997 season. Flutie, signed as a free agent to back up Rob Johnson, became a starter in the sixth game of the season after Johnson went down with a rib injury. He replaced Johnson early in a victory over Indianapolis and led the Bills to a 10-6 record and a wild-card playoff berth after they started the season 0-3. Along the way, he captured the imagination of a nation with his scrambling style, innovative performances and ability to lead his team back from the depths.
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