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Doug Flutie Among Former QBs On Tim Wakefield’s ‘The Next Knuckler’

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Doug Flutie. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Doug Flutie. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  Quarterbacks are used to throwing a football with a perfect spiral.

If former Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield has his way, a few of them will learn to throw something the exact opposite.

Wakefield is making the most of his retirement, hosting a new show on MLB Network called “The Next Knuckler.” In the show, Wakefield will teach former quarterbacks how to throw a knuckleball, with an invite to the Arizona Diamondbacks spring training awarded to the winner.

Among the QBs scheduled to appear on the show is New England legend Doug Flutie, who won a Heisman Trophy at Boston College and enjoyed a 12-year NFL career, including the 2005 season with the Patriots.

The other quarterbacks scheduled to compete are former USC  and Minnesota Vikings player caller John David Booty; his brother, Josh Booty — who spent seven years in the Florida Marlins system in addition to four seasons in the NFL; David Greene, who enjoyed a solid career at Georgia before bouncing around with four NFL teams — including the Patriots practice squad in 2007; and Ryan Perrilloux, who played at Jacksonville State after being dismissed from LSU.

The show will debut on February 13.

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