Today in history–college football edition

On November 23, 1984, Boston College’s diminutive quarterback Doug Flutie throws a last-second 64-yard pass to beat the University of Miami 47-45. The 30,235 fans in the Orange Bowl had already begun to celebrate the victory they were sure their Hurricanes had won, and they were stunned when Flutie’s pass found his teammate (and roommate) Gerard Phelan in the end zone.

Here is the video:

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This is bravery

NFL Prospect Gives Up Chance at Millions to Join Navy SEALs

Boston College Eagles wide receiver Alex Amidon has decided to pass up a shot at a lucrative NFL career to focus on his dreams of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. He finished his BC career with 191 receptions for 2,792 yards and 15 touchdowns. Amidon set school records for receiving yards in a season, as well as most receptions and receiving yards in a career.

It is true that Amidon would not have been an early round pick, but this is much braver than a Michael Sam press conference.

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