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Chris Flynn bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Chris Flynn

Playing Career

Saint Mary's Huskies
1987 - 1990

Awards and Honours

Atlantic University Athletics Association (AUAA) All-Star Quarterback
1987 - 1990 (4)

Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union (CIAU) All-Canadian Quarterback
1988 - 1990 (3)

Hec Crighton trophy
1988 - 1990 (3)

Vanier Cup Participation
1988, 1990 (2)

Vanier Cup Winning Team(s)

From 1987 to 1990 was, arguably, the most dynamic chapter in the history of Saint Mary's football and, by extension, the Atlantic Universities Football Conference. It was the Chris Flynn era at Saint Mary's University.

Flynn led Saint Mary's to a 27-2 regular season record; four AUAA championships; and two Vanier Cup appearances. In 1988, Chris had to sit out the national final with a fractured skull and in 1990 he had to have his separated right shoulder frozen to enable him to play in National Championship game.

His individual distinctions were awesome; four-time AUAA All-Star quarterback; three time CIAU All-Canadian quarterback; CIAU records for most touchdowns passes in a season and career; leading rusher quarterback in CIAU history; and the ultimate mark of his greatness, his unprecedented three times as national Most Valuable Player.

Chris Flynn was the guy who could do it all mechanically, yet through an intuitive art of improvisation had an uncanny ability to call the right play in any given situation. As a freshman he performed mostly under directions from the bench. But it didn't take head Coach Larry Uteck long to realize this was a young man of rare gifts and an analytical mind. The sight of Chris Flynn scrambling in the backfield, warding off defenders and controlling the play until he uncovered his receiver was a sight that fans will forever cherish in the career of an exceptional athlete.

What does it mean to you to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?

"I started playing football when I was little kid and so all of these years later to be inducted into the CFHOF with all of these great players and builders is an unbelievable honor."--Chris Flynn

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2011 as a player.

Class of 2011

Chris FlynnGino FracasKen LehmannDon MatthewsDanny McManusJoe Montford

Terry Vaughn

Football Reporters of Canada

Ed Tait

Flynn, Chris
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