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Doug Flutie


Douglas Richard Flutie

Inducted 2007

Date of Birth



Manchester, MD


Boston College (1981-1984)


Doug Flutie was an exciting player who was also a playmaker. He creatively avoided the rush with this legs to find open receivers, or scrambled to gain vital first down yardage. At only 5-9, Doug Flutie was considered too small to become a major college quarterback. While he lettered in three sports at Natick (MA) High School, no major school showed any interest in him. He planned to attend the University of New Hampshire when Boston College offered their final scholarship to him in 1981. With his size many felt he was more suited to play defensive back, as he began his freshman season as the team's number five quarterback. But he quickly worked himself up the depth chart and became a starter within six weeks. Playing in nine games, he finished the year as the nation's number nine passer. Still a bit raw and inexperienced as a sophomore, he threw 20 interceptions. However, he showed flashes of brilliance as he threw for 520 yards against Penn State. He led BC to an 8-3-1 record and the school's first bowl appearance in 40 years. In the bowl game he won game MVP honors in a losing effort. The following year he became one of the nation's elite players as he placed third in the Heisman voting and was a second-team All-America. The Eagles went 9-3 appearing in the Liberty Bowl where he once again performed well in a losing effort. He put his stamp on the 1984 season as the nation's best player and Heisman Trophy winner. Any doubt about his winning the trophy was ended with his last second 48-yard touchdown pass against Miami. The play has become one of college football's most memorable and replayed moments. His pro career was equally as interesting as he played in the USFL, NFL and CFL before returning to the NFL over a 21-year period. While playing in Canada he was the six-time CFL Player of the Year.


Height 5'9

Weight 177

Career Highlights

  • 1984 Heisman Trophy Winner
  • 1984 Led nation in passing
  • 1984 Maxwell Award Winner
  • 1984 NFF Scholar-Athlete
  • 1984 O'Brien Award winner
  • 1984 Unanimous All-America
  • 1984 Walter Camp Award Winner
  • 1983 Heisman - Third
  • 1983 Second Team All-America
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