Flutie joins Argos’ all-time team
TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts named former 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 (199697) and was the game MVP on both occasions before joining the NFL’s Buffalo Bills as a free agent. Flutie holds Toronto singleseason 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. “And now his name and number will be officially added alongside the greatest Argos of alltime.”
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 halftime ceremonies to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the consecutive Grey Cup titles.
Flutie will become the 24th player to have his name and number added to the Argos’ all-time banner.
Doug Flutie in action in Hamilton during the 1996 Grey Cup.