EDMONTON ESKIMOS
IN THE HALL OF FAME

 

DARREN FLUTIE

 

Elected as a Player,

September 15, 2007

 

 

 

PLAYING CAREER:

BC Lions: 1991-1995

Edmonton Eskimos: 1996-1997

Hamilton Tiger-Cats: 1998-2002

 

AWARDS & HONOURS:

Eastern Division All-Star 1998, 1999

Western Division All-Star 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997

CFL All-Star 1996, 1997, 1999

 

Grey Cup Participation - 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999

Grey Cup Winning Teams - 1994, 1999

 

A Boston College product, Darren Flutie joined the BC Lions midway through the 1991 season after 2 years in the National Football League, making an instant impression in his first eight CFL games by catching 52 passes for 860 yards and six touchdowns.

 

During his five years in BC, Flutie exceeded the thousand yard receiving mark three times with his best season coming in 1994 when he caught 111 passes for 1,731 yards. As a Lion, Flutie was named a Western Division All-Star in 1992 and 1994 and was a member of BC's 1994 Grey Cup championship team.

 

In 1996 Flutie signed with the Edmonton Eskimos to keep playing with the quarterback with whom he enjoyed most of his success, Danny McManus. While in Edmonton, Flutie gained more than 1,300 yards receiving during his two seasons and was a member of Edmontons 1996 Grey Cup team. In 1998, Flutie and McManus took their act to Hamilton. As a Tiger-Cat, Flutie was a member of Hamiltons 1999 Grey Cup championship squad.

 

Darren Flutie played in 193 regular season games, catching 972 passes for 14,359 yards and 66 touchdowns. He also played in 14 playoff and grey cup games, where he caught 75 passes for 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns. On October 14, 2002 he became the CFL's all-time pass receptions leader. He retired from the CFL following the 2002 season.

 


Text Source: http://www.cfl.ca/
Updated and edited June 1, 2008.