This Day in Football: November 23

Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Doug Flutie has provided us with many memorable moments during his football career. But the one that probably stands out the most wasn’t during his professional playing days.

On this day in 1984, Boston College defeated Miami on a last second Hail Mary a.k.a the “Hail Flutie” at the Orange Bowl. Flutie completed a 63-yard pass to receiver Gerard Phelan as time expired, giving BC the two point victory.

Check out this clip from “NFL Films Presents” in 2007, about the latter stages of Flutie’s career and the magical moments he will be remembered for, including that miracle in Miami:

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