Today in Sports History: November 23

Quarterback Doug Flutie became a football legend when he threw a game-winning Hail Mary during a 1984 game between Boston College and the University of Miami. Flutie holds Boston College’s single-year record of 3,454 yards and 27 touchdowns. During his debut game with The Eagles, Flutie three 244 yards and three touchdowns which set the tone for the rest of his college career. He was known for throwing left-handed and making gutsy plays. The 1984 Hail Mary earned him a Heisman Trophy and helped bring attention to the previously-overlooked Eagles. After graduation, Flutie spent a few seasons in Canada before returning to the states as a quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. In 1998, he led the team to an 8-3 record and earned a spot in the Pro Bowl. He spent four seasons with the San Diego Chargers and one season with the New England Patriots before retiring in 2006. 

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