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, he was one of the most popular and successful quarterbacks to ever play in the Canadian Football League, and he was even popular on the rosters of the four different teams he played with in the National Football League.
Here is a look at some interesting facts surrounding the TD passes that Doug Flutie threw while in the NFL.
#1 Doug Flutie was most 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 surpassed these numbers by far as he put up 31 TD passes in that period.
#2 The first NFL touchdown pass that Flutie ever threw came during his rookie year and was completed to one of the greatest players to ever play the game. It came during the second quarter of a 48-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while he was playing for the Chicago Bears. The pass went for 27 yards and was caught by eventual Pro Football Hall of Fame member Walter Payton. His first post season 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 Moulds. Together, they teamed up to score 15 times during their brief time as teammates.
#4 During his career, Flutie threw more touchdowns against a team that he also played for than he did against anyone else. He threw eight TD passes against the New England Patriots, barely edging out the seven he threw against the Indianapolis Colts.
#5 The longest touchdown pass that he would throw in the NFL went for 84 yards during a 25-21 loss to the New England Patriots. It was caught by speedy receiver Eric Moulds.