Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hail Mary!

Some great football (American style not soccer!) news this week!

Quarterback Doug Flutie who played his college ball at Boston College was inducted into two halls of fame this week:

  • Canada's Sports Hall of Fame - for his years in the Canadian Football League (CFL)
  • College Football Hall of Fame -- in his FIRST year of eligibility

These honors, combined with the fact that he won the Heisman Trophy (for best college football player in the country) in 1984 are a great testament to his athletic ability and personal drive. It is even more impressive when you note that Mr. Flutie was only 5 feet 10 inches tall as a professional quarterback. With most defensive linemen at the 6' 5" height level combined with their arm reach results in an 8 foot "wall" that affected Mr. Flutie's ability to see his receivers down field.

I have great memories of Mr. Flutie's career -- which included not only college and the CFL but also years in the U.S. Football League and the National Football League -- so let me congratulate him on these well-deserved honors.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seems like such a long time to wait for that honor!

For the football fan in you...

Holstein Girl