Doug Flutie seemed to be a fan favorite wherever he played. He captured the attention of a nation for his play at Boston College University, was one of the most popular and successful quarterbacks to ever play in the Canadian Football League, and was even popular on the charts of the four different teams they played with. he played in the National Soccer League.
Here’s a look at some interesting facts surrounding the TD passes that Doug Flutie threw while in the NFL.
# 1 Doug Flutie was more effective during the second quarter. During his time in the NFL he threw 17 touchdown passes in the first quarter, 16 in the third quarter and 22 in the fourth quarter. During the second quarter he far exceeded these numbers by scoring 31 TD passes in that span.
# 2 Flutie’s first NFL touchdown pass came during his rookie year and was completed for one of the best players to ever play the game. It happened during the second quarter of a 48-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while playing for the Chicago Bears. The pass was 27 yards and was caught by eventual American Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton. His first postseason TD pass came that same season and went for 50 yards to Willie Gault in a loss to the Washington Redskins.
# 3 No player caught more NFL touchdown passes from Doug Flutie than Buffalo Bills wide receiver Eric Molds. Together, they teamed up to score 15 times during their brief time as teammates.
# 4 During her career, Flutie threw more touchdowns against a team she also played for than any other. He threw eight TD passes against the New England Patriots, just barely surpassing the seven he threw against the Indianapolis Colts.
# 5 The longest touchdown pass he would throw in the NFL was 84 yards during a 25-21 loss to the New England Patriots. He was caught by speedy catcher Eric Molds.