Douglas Richard Flutie is an American former quarterback in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and United States Football League. Flutie first rose to prominence during his college football career at Boston College, where he received the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His "Hail Flutie" touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984 is considered among the greatest moments in college football and American sports history. Flutie was selected as the 285th pick in the 11th round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, making him the lowest drafted Heisman Award winner among those who were drafted. Flutie played that year for the New Jersey Generals of the upstart USFL, having already signed a five-year $7 million contract with them prior to being drafted by the Rams. In 1986, he signed with the NFL's Chicago Bears, and later played for the New England Patriots, becoming their starting quarterback in 1988.
|Date of birth:||October 23, 1962|
|Place of birth:||Manchester, Maryland|
|High school:||Natick (MA)|
|NFL Draft:||1985 / Round: 11/ Pick: 285|
|Twitter:||Doug Flutie's Twitter profile|
About Doug Flutie
Former quarterback who threw a remarkable game-winning hail mary touchdown for Boston College against Miami in 1984. He spent his NFL career with four different teams: the Bears, Patriots, Bills and Chargers.
He was a standout baseball, basketball and football player at Natick High School in Massachusetts.
As a senior at Boston College, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1984, dominating the vote with over 70% of the possible points.
He married Laurie Fortier in 1985. He has a son named Doug Jr. and a daughter named Alexa. His brother Darren played wide receiver in the CFL.
He became a competitor on season 22 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars alongside pro Karina Smirnoff.
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