Sub­ject: Doug Flu­tie

Richmond Hill Post - - News -

When the Toronto Arg­onauts’ sea­son rolls around, it is easy to re­flect upon some of the great play­ers who have suited up for the team over the years. But one name seems to stand out: Doug Flu­tie. Af­ter a stand­out col­lege ca­reer that in­cluded one of the most mem­o­rable plays in NCAA foot­ball his­tory, Flu­tie played a num­ber of sea­sons in the Na­tional Foot­ball League be­fore head­ing north to the CFL where his skills were bet­ter uti­lized. He won his first Grey Cup with those das­tardly Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers be­fore leav­ing town for the far su­pe­rior city of Toronto and the mighty Ar­gos where he won two more cham­pi­onships in 1996 and 1997. In 2006, Flu­tie was named the great­est CFL player of all-time by TSN. Since his re­tire­ment, Flu­tie has kept busy. Af­ter his son was di­ag­nosed with autism, Flu­tie started a char­i­ta­ble foun­da­tion that has raised more than $14 mil­lion, pri­mar­ily to pro­vide re­sources and sup­port to fam­i­lies. In ad­di­tion, Flu­tie, who plays drums, and his brother Dar­ren started a band called, aptly enough, the Flu­tie Broth­ers Band. The band has been go­ing strong for more than a decade. For more in­for­ma­tion on Flu­tie’s char­i­ta­ble work go to www.Dougflu­tiejr­foun­da­tion.org. The Ar­gos home opener is sched­uled for July 5.

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