- Date of Birth:
- October 23, 1962
- 5' 10"
Doug Flutie (born Douglas Richard Flutie on October 23, 1962 in Manchester, Maryland) is a former American and Canadian football player. Doug and his family moved to Melbourne Beach, Florida when he was six-years-old. He led his high school’s football team to two country championships. His family relocated to Natick, Massachusetts, and after Doug graduated from Natick High School, he played for Boston College. He won the Heisman Trophy, the first quarterback to take the honor since Pat Sullivan in 1971. During a 1984 game against the Miami Hurricanes, he threw a legendary “Hail Mary” pass that gave his team the win. Doug was selected by the United States Football League in 1985, and played with the USFL until it folded in 1986. He made his debut with the Chicago Bears in 1986, before he was traded to the New England Patriots. He was let go in 1989, and joined the Canadian Football League. Doug is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks in the CFL, leading the Calgary Sampeders to the Grey Cup in 1992. He won two more championships with the Toronto Argonauts in 1996-97. He returned to the NFL in 1998, playing for the Buffalo Bills, the San Diego Chargers and the Patriots. He retired from football in 2006.
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Doug Flutie is best known as a former football player, winning the CFL Grey Cup three times and playing for many teams in the NFL.
Doug married his high school sweetheart, Laurie Fortier. They have a daughter, Alexa and a son, Doug Jr. Doug established the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism in honor of his son. With his brother Darren on guitar, Doug plays drums in the Flutie Brothers Band. In November 2015, Doug’s parents Dick and Joan each died from heart attacks one hour apart.