Doug Flutie
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"Douglas Richard Flutie" is a former player of American football/American and Canadian football who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and United States Football League (USFL). He 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 Mary pass/Hail Mary" touchdown pass in a game against Miami Hurricanes football/Miami on November 23, 1984 (dubbed "Hail Flutie/The Pass") 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 St. Louis Rams/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. In 1986 he signed with the NFL's Chicago Bears, and later played for the New England Patriots, becoming their starting quarterback in 1988.

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I think it's actually easier for me to simulate him than it would be a Peyton Manning, ... but you can't do it to the full extent. You can't stand there flat-footed and sling the thing 65, 70 yards off your back foot, or when you take off and run.

This is my hobby.

I thought maybe we could go and be inconspicuous and not be bothered.

It was fun to watch Tom work. He took it to another level the whole fourth quarter.

I've got a little bit of a burst but I can't run a 4.2 (40-second dash) that's for darn sure. You see guys on film just take the wrong angle on him all the time because he's so fast. He's got a little extra in his step. They know he's fast, but you don't know how fast until you watch him in person.

I'm just getting ready to play, the same as I always have. There's a possibility every week (of playing). I'm treating this week no differently than any other week ? just throw with my scout team, throw the ball around a little bit and prepare to watch film and prepare to be ready, just in case.

He can do some things that just make you shake your head.

I take pride in the fact that I am 38 and I'm still playing, and not just cashing a check, ... I'm playing and I'm still athletic and I can run around and do the things I like to do. And hopefully I'll turn 40 and still be doing it. That's a hell of an achievement as far as I'm concerned.