Boston College to unveil Doug Flutie statue this Friday at 2 p.m.
Boston College is proud to announce the unveiling of a statue of Eagle legend Doug Flutie. The 1984 Heisman Trophy winning quarterback will be immortalized with a lifesized bronze statue outside gate D of Alumni Stadium this Friday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m.
“This statue is a fitting tribute to the man who made Boston College football a household name,” said BC Athletics Director Gene DeFilippo. “Doug played a huge role in the history of Boston College Athletics. We’re thrilled that he will be honored permanently outside Alumni Stadium.”
All members of the Boston College community are invited to the grand unveiling Friday. Flutie will be on hand at 2:00 p.m. when the curtain is dropped on the statue for the first time. The statue depicts Flutie about to release his famous “Hail Mary” pass at Miami in 1984.
The Boston College Athletics Department commissioned renowned sculptor Harry Weber for the design and construction of the statue. Weber has prominent sculptures at ten different professional and amateur stadiums as well as the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
The unveiling will be part of a big weekend for Eagle athletics. The men’s hockey team drops the puck with Notre Dame later Friday night in a rematch of last year’s national championship game.
In 1984, Doug Flutie became the first player in Boston College history to win college football’s grandest individual award — the Heisman Trophy. It capped an unbelievable 9-2 season that included the astounding victory over Miami, a victory over Houston in the Cotton Bowl and a No. 5 national ranking. He finished his career as BC’s all-time leading passer with 10,579 yards.