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FlutieDoug Flutie won the Heisman Trophy as college football’s best player in 1984 and went on to enjoy a prolific professional career in the United States Football League, the Canadian Football League and the National Football League.  In his Heisman Trophy winning senior season at Boston College, Flutie threw for a school record 3,454 yards and 27 touchdowns, including the famous Hail Mary pass to Gerard Phelan to lead the Eagles to a dramatic last play victory over Miami.  Over a four year college career, Doug passed for 11,318 yards to become BC’s all-time leader in career yards.  He was a first-team All-American.  As a pro, Flutie threw for nearly 58,000 yards, one of only six players to accomplish this feat.  He dominated the CFL during his 8 years north of the border.  He because the first player in CFL history to win four consecutive Most Outstanding Player of the Year awards, and won the award six times overall.  He led his teams to three Grey Cup championships and was the Grey Cup MVP in all three.  He began his professional career in 1985 with the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.  His NFL career included stops with the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers.  From 1998-2000, he posted a 21-10 record, was named to the Pro Bowl, and was the NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 1998.  He retired in 2005 as a Patriot.  The final play of his career was a successful extra-point drop kick, the first successful drop kick in the NFL since 1941.  He has joined ABC and ESPN as a college football studio and game analyst.

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