The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced that former wide receiver Darren Flutie will join the Tiger-Cats Wall Of Honour. Flutie induction will occur during the Tiger-Cat’s August 17th game against the Edmonton Elks. The wide receiver spent portions of his career with Hamilton and Edmonton throughout his 12-year CFL career. In the Tiger-Cats press release, Caretaker of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Bob Young, said, “Darren Flutie’s work ethic, determination, and exceptional pass-catching ability embodied exactly what it means to be an all-time Hamilton Tiger-Cat.”
During Flutie’s CFL career, the 5’10” 184-pound receiver made his mark in the CFL record book. He is 5th all-time in career receptions (972 receptions) and 4th all-time in career receiving yards (14,359 yards). During nine seasons of his career, Flutie has 1,000-yard receiving seasons. In addition, he set the CFL record for playoff receptions with 185 receptions. Flutie also scored a total of 66 touchdowns in his career.
He was a CFL All-Star in 1996, 1997, and 199, and he was on Grey Cup championship-winning teams in 1994 (BC Lions) and 1999 (Hamilton Tiger-Cats). In November 2006, TSN named Darren Flutie to the list of the Top 50 CFL Players, and in 2007 Canadian Football Hall of Fame inducted Flutie. From 2002 to 2006, Flutie was also an analyst of the CFL on CBC.
Darren Flutie played college at Boston College with his brother Doug Flutie, but he did not graduate from Boston College. In 1988, Flutie played a season with the San Diego Chargers in the NFL, but by 1991 was a member of the BC Lions in the CFL. During his CFL career, Darren Flutie played for the BC Lions (1991-1995), Edmonton (1996-1997), and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1998-2002). When the Tiger-Cats add Flutie’s #82 to the Wall of Honour, he will join 25 of the greatest players in the history of the Tiger-Cats.
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