"Great to be recognized for your career,’’ Flutie told the Boston Globe. “Something like this is for an entire body of work, I guess. And it’s always nice to be back in Boston, with friends . . . I don’t know, honestly, I’m not one who likes making a big deal, you know?’’
Flutie moved his family to Melbourne, Fla., permanently earlier this year. Their South Natick home in still on the market.
Flutie, who had a stellar career in the CFL, and had two stints with the New England Patriots, is best known for his Hail Mary pass to roommate Gerard Phelan against the Miami Hurricanes his senior year at BC.
Others being honored at TD Garden include:
- Jack Nicklaus
- Aly Raisman
- Carlton Fisk
- Derek Sanderson
- The Boston Celtics Ownership Group: Wyc Grousbeck, Irv Grousbeck, Steve Pagliuca, and Bob Epstein
- Vince Wilfork.