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.