Thursday, February 09, 2006

Doug Flutie, Arab American

Doug Flutie, Heisman Trophy winner and longtime CFL and NFL quarterback, perhaps best known for his Hail Mary Pass against Miami Hurricanes in 1984, is of Lebanese descent.

More about Doug Flutie from Wikipedia.

Other famous Arab-American pro football players include Jeff George, Bill George, and Abe Gibran. Some folks on the Internet have claimed that John Elway is Arab American, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to admit I was surprised a little bit to learn that Doug Flutie was of arab descent on both sides. However, John Elway is another matter entirely. His overall features shout out northern european. Elway is also an old English/Scottish surname. It is certainly possible that Elway may have some arab blood in him, but I seriously doubt it is dominant.

12:21 PM  
Blogger tonylee73 said...

i always thought flutie was irish. lol

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think elway's background includes arabian, not arab, blood.

5:31 AM  
Blogger tonylee73 said...

Jeff George great talent, but always angry

2:01 PM  
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Blogger Georgie Boy said...

Ray Lahood , Johnny Manziel. Both of Arabic descent

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White (non-Arab) Lebanese are a lot like White (non-Mestizo/Mulatto) Cubans. They're both very successful, but always get put in demographic categories that they don't really belong in. John Elway and Doug Flutie are mixed with European, but could just as well be full Lebanese Christians because many look that way.

8:47 PM  

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