Flu­tie joins Ar­gos’ all-time team

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

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.

FRANK GUNN, CANA­DIAN PRESS

Doug Flu­tie in ac­tion in Hamil­ton dur­ing the 1996 Grey Cup.

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