WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Subject: Doug Flutie
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.