Doug Flutie, Buffalo Bills, Patriots, Chargers
Flutie proved all the doubters about his height wrong during his lengthy football career—despite being 5’10” and 181 pounds, Flutie played professionally for two decades, including stints in the Canadian Football League and United States Football League along with the NFL. Flutie was a standout player at Boston College, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1984—the same year he took part in the famous Hail Mary play against Miami, considered one of the greatest plays in football history—but his height kept him from going straight to the NFL.
Flutie eventually found his way to the USFL before spending a few years in the NFL, but his first real success came in Canada. Flutie won three Grey Cup championships and six outstanding player awards during his time up North and that led to another chance in the NFL. after his short run in the 80s, Flutie spent another decade playing quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers, and New England Patriots before retiring in 2006 at the age of 43.
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