Doug Flutie named all-time Argo

Canadian Press

The Toronto Argonauts named quarterback Doug Flutie to their all-time team Monday.

The former Heisman Trophy winner concluded his illustrious CFL career with two seasons in Toronto. He led the Argos to consecutive Grey Cup titles those years (1996-97) and was the game MVP on both occasions before joining the NFL’s Buffalo Bills as a free agent.

Flutie holds Toronto single-season records for passing yards (5,720 in 1996), completions (434 in ’96) and TD strikes (47 in ’97).

“On behalf of our fans, our team, and our alumni, congratulations to Doug on this well-deserved honour,” Toronto president Michael Copeland said in a statement. “In just two years he led the Argos to two Grey Cups, re-wrote the record book and captured the hearts of our fans with his electrifying play.

“And now his name and number will be officially added alongside the greatest Argos of all-time.”

Flutie will formally be honoured prior to the Argos’ game July 24 versus the Ottawa Redblacks. Flutie and several of his former teammates will participate in half-time ceremonies to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the consecutive Grey Cup titles.

Fans attending the game will receive a Flutie bobblehead and the Argos will offer two tickets to the contest for $19.97.

Flutie will become the 24th player to have his name and number added to the Argos’ all-time banner.

HAMILTON, Nov. 24, 1996–Toronto Argonauts’ quarterback Doug Flutie scrambles with the ball during first half action at the Grey Cup in Toronto Sunday. (CP PHOTO) (Frank Gunn)

Flutie’s career stats as an Argo:

Passing attempts: 1,350

Passing completions: 864

Completion percentage: 64.0%

Passing yards: 11,225

Passing touchdowns: 76

Interceptions: 41

Win-loss record: 30-6 in 36 starts

300-yard passing games: 21 times

400-yard passing games: 6 times

Passing yards single game high: 480 (July 26, 1996 vs Riders)

 

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16 Comments on Doug Flutie named all-time Argo

  1. Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm //

    He played there 2 years!!! How is this possible?

  2. They forgot one important statistic – # of tight spirals thrown in his career: ZERO

  3. It’s still 25% of his CFL career.

    Deserving honour, in my opinion. I wish he’d stayed in the CFL.

  4. Gerald Fildebrandt // July 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm //

    Best QB to ever play the game in the CFL

    His last game in Toronto when he won the Grey Cup and MVP, he gave the truck he won to Paul M.
    Classy guy.

    • Warren Moon may disagree with you.

      • Gerald Fildebrandt // July 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm //

        Warren Moon was also a great QB
        No arguments there
        However Flutie played on three different CFL teams and was a winner their also

  5. Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm //

    s much as I enjoyed Flutie in Calgary he wasn’t around long enough and he never made his home here. All other great Calgary QB’s have

  6. justforkicks // July 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm //

    Regarding Marks’ comment about tight spirals, they are sure pretty to watch but see Tom Wilkinson’s records. He won a few GC’s with his lame duck.

  7. Most Cfl teams do put former players on their walls of honour unless they were with the Club for 5 seasons.. Doug did everthing, but fill the Skydome I think they averaged 16,ooo a game. No doubt this Was a Copeland move. Congrats to Doug,

  8. White Horse // July 17, 2017 at 8:13 pm //

    Doug is already on the Stamps ‘Wall Of Fame’ years ago. Argos are a bit tardy don’t you think?

  9. Great to remember watching him play.

  10. He’s an obvious choice, ahead of Theismann, ahead of Dunigan, ahead of Joe Barnes, ahead of Joe Krul (I think), and (I hate to say this), ahead of Damon Allen. Guys, he was unstoppable in Toronto – it was pointless rushing him, because at that point in his career he could scramble out of anything.

    • Theissman went on to win a Super Bowl – he played in a different era with a shorter season and was much earlier in his career (early to mid 20’s vs. Flutie being mid-30’s by then. Flutie was not nearly as talented.

  11. Just to be Correct . They papered the house. Cheers.

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