In 1984, Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics won the NBA championship, the Bruins finished with the best record in their conference, the Red Sox won nearly 90 games and the Patriots finished with a winning record. And by leaps and bounds of superheroes, the most popular athlete in town was a 5-foot-10 local kid who looked too small to kick field goals never mind play quarterback. Doug Flutie was only recruited by one Division 1 program, that being Boston College and even the Eagles were hoping he would switch positions to safety or punt returner. He started his freshman…

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