There are 22 days left until Boston College football, and once again, we’ll divert from our ordinary countdown procedure to focus this one on a particular player.
In case you hadn’t already figured it out, that’s Doug Flutie, the most famous #22 in our history. Read our recent interview with him here.
#22: The Number
Retired, and is one of only two in Boston College football to have been taken out of the mix as such.
#22: The Background
Doug Flutie is a local, having come from Natick High School (where his nephew and current BC recruit, Troy Flutie, also plays quarterback). He was a three-sport athlete who came to Boston College as a relatively unheralded recruit, but every other school’s loss was our gain.
#22: The Records
The Boston College offensive records Doug Flutie still holds as of 2013 are as follows:
• Career passing yards (10,579)
• Passing touchdowns in a single game (6)
• Passing yards in a single game (520)
• Passing yards by a sophomore quarterback (2,749)
• Passing touchdowns by a senior quarterback (27)
• Most career wins as a starting quarterback (30)
#22: Other Key Stats
Doug Flutie established these career statistics:
• 677-for-1271 (53.3%)
• 67 touchdowns (2nd all-time), 54 interceptions
• 10,579 yards (most all-time)
#22: Heisman Winner
In 1984, Flutie’s senior year, he won the Heisman Trophy. His numbers that year were as follows:
• 233-for-386 (60.4%)
• 27 touchdowns, 11 interceptions
• 3,454 yards
• 152.9 rating
Under his leadership, the Eagles went on to win the Cotton Bowl in his final game on New Year’s Day in 1985.
#22: The Hail Mary
No article about Doug Flutie would be complete without this (skip to 4:50):