Lisa Leigh Parney, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
Doug Flutie of the Buffalo Bills has a cereal named after him ("Flutie Flakes") as well as a candy bar. He plays drums in a band called The Flutie Brothers. If you watch pro football, you'll see him throwing passes all over the place, dashing down the field with the football, or even throwing himself against 300-pound defensive linemen to block for a teammate.
At 5 ft., 10 in. and 175 pounds, Flutie is a lot smaller than the average pro quarterback, but he seems unstoppable. Last weekend, he threw three touchdown passes to help beat Pittsburgh, 24-21. The Bills are 4-1 this season. Says Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Kevin Henry, "We've got quarterbacks on our team that are fast, too, but he's got that shake-and-bake move with it, so that makes it extra hard to contain a guy like Flutie."
Q: Where did Doug Flutie's pro career start?
A: After graduating from Boston College, Flutie signed with the Chicago Bears in 1986 and was traded in 1987 to the New England Patriots. …