Doug Flutie (born on October 23, 1962) is a former professional gridiron football player in the National Football League (American football) and Canadian Football League (Canadian football). Within the United States he is perhaps best known for his career at Boston College, where his "Hail Mary" pass on November 23, 1984, is considered among the greatest moments in college football history, and American sports history. He received the Heisman Trophy later that year. In Canada, he is well known for his three Grey Cup victories (1992, '96, '97) in the CFL. His success as a quarterback is noteworthy due to his unusually small size for a player at that position (5'9" and 180 pounds).
He most recently was a backup quarterback for the New England Patriots of the NFL, announcing his retirement on May 15, 2006.