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Doug Flutie returns to town to take a Traditional bow

Well-accustomed to eluding sharks, at least those usually suited up as linebackers or defensive ends, Doug Flutie of late has gained some perspective on outmaneuvering the real-life version of the ocean predators.

“I’m kind of new to this whole surfing thing, and I love it,’’ the former Boston College star quarterback said late last week, speaking by cellphone while standing at the edge of the Atlantic in Melbourne, Fla. “But right now, as I look out, there’s about a nine-foot shark swimming along this beach, and just the other day a six-foot tiger shark went right under my board.

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