Darren Flutie to join Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Wall of Honour at Tim Hortons Field


Published April 6, 2023 at 2:11 pm

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Darren Flutie of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats reels in a pass one-handed for a touchdown as he is chased by Shadwick Criss of the Calgary Stampeders during second quarter action at the Grey Cup in Vancouver, Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999. CFL Hall of Fame receiver Darren Flutie will be inducted to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Aug. 17, the team announced Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

One of the most productive receivers in Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Canadian Football League history will be inducted to the club’s Wall of Honour at Tim Hortons Field.

Darren Flutie and his No. 82 will officially join 25 other football legends, including Rocky DiPietro, Angelo Mosca, Bernie Faloney, and Less Browne, on the west-side stadium facade.

The halftime ceremony will take place on Aug. 17, when the Ticats host the Edmonton Elks — the club Flutie played two seasons with before joining Hamilton, where he played from 1998 to 2002 to close out his CFL playing career.

Flutie was a key member of the 1999 Grey Cup champions.

“I am truly humbled and honoured to be added to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Wall of Honour alongside 25 other incredibly deserving men, including my 1999 Grey Cup teammates, Joe Montford, Rob Hitchcock and Danny McManus,” said Flutie. “I want to thank Caretaker Bob Young and the rest of the Tiger-Cats ownership group, my teammates, coaches, and the incredibly passionate Hamilton Tiger-Cats fans.”

Flutie suited up in 86 games over his five seasons with the Tiger-Cats. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound Boston College product ranks among the Ticats’ all-time leaders in various categories, including sixth in receiving yards (5,796), sixth in receptions (405), seventh in single-season receiving yards (1,386), and fifth in single-season receptions (98).

“Darren Flutie’s work ethic, determination and exceptional pass-catching ability embodied exactly what it means to be an all-time Hamilton Tiger-Cat,” said Ticats owner Bob Young. “He is one of the best receivers to ever put on a black and gold jersey, and it’s only fitting that he’ll take his place on the Wall of Honour alongside 25 other legendary Tiger-Cats.”

Flutie was named an all-star three times while with the Ticats. He also finished the 1999 Grey Cup with a game-high six receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns.

Flutie currently ranks among the CFL’s all-time leaders in several categories, including fourth in receiving yards (14,359), fifth in receptions (972), and fourth in 1,000-plus receiving yard seasons (nine).

He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

Established in 1998, the players and builders who have been named to the Wall of Honour include Rocky DiPietro, Bernie Faloney, Ellison Kelly, Angelo Mosca, Tommy Joe Coffey, Garney Henley, John Barrow, Ben Zambiasi, Ralph Sazio, Grover Covington, Jake Gaudaur, Earl Winfield, Bill Danychuk, Joe Zuger, Less Browne, Don Sutherin, Vince Scott, Tommy Grant, Paul Osbaldiston, Pete Neumann, Bob Krouse, Willie Bethea, Joe Montford, Rob Hitchcock, and Danny McManus.

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