Doug Flutie, the 1984 Heisman Trophy winner who parlayed his college success into a long, successful pro career, made a heartbreaking Facebook announcement on Wednesday, posting the news that his parents unexpectedly died within an hour of each other.
Football legend Doug Flutie shares heartbreaking post about parents’ death
'They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it.'
Flutie threw one of the most famous touchdown passes in college football history—as a Boston College quarterback, his successful Hail Mary beat Miami in 1984. Sandwiched between spending 12 years in the NFL, Flutie became a superstar in the Canadian Football League, being named the league’s most outstanding football player in six of his eight years in the CFL.
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