Today I am posting about Doug Flutie, a local football hero. I am also doing this topic at school for a project, Topic Of The Week, where you choose a topic you’re interested in to teach the class about, we do this throughout the year. This post is all about him, and why I chose it a school topic.
I chose Doug Flutie because he has many connections to me. First of all, I follow the NFL and top draft prospects in college football. Flutie played as a top player in college and top NFL player. He won the Heisman trophy in college, his senior year. He got signed first by the USFL in New Jersey, but had NFL rights with the Los Angeles Rams. He then played for the Bears. He also has a conection to me because he lives in Natick and played for the New England Patriots, after Chicago, then to end his career, as he made a historical play kicking a field goal himself, as a quarterback, but like a punter would punt. He also played for British Columbia in the CFL along with Calgary and Toronto, where he was better than he ever was in his career, he was named the best player in that league, he was meant for it, but retired from it. He went back to the NFL, playing for Buffalo. He played when Rob Johnson got injured. He then went to the Chargers before New England, ending his career. He also connects to me because he was shorter than many people on his team, and I’m one of the shortest in my class. He has a fourth and final connection to me. He has a son with autism, so he started the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, in honor of his autistic son Dougie. I’m autistic and was diagnosed with Aspergers’, a type of it in 2012 after not knowing what kind I had for 7 years. I also met him at an event at Skyzone through his foundation and I got a picture with him that will be used in my project. So, those are my many reasons I decided to do Doug Flutie.