Both of Doug Flutie's parents die on same day

Both of Doug Flutie's parents die on same day
Posted at 8:30 AM, Nov 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-19 10:30:10-05

Both of football legend Doug Flutie's parents died Wednesday morning.

Flutie posted a statement to Facebook and Twitter announcing that his father, Dick, had been sick and died of a heart attack in the hospital. His mother, Joan, died of a sudden heart attack less than an hour later.

"They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," Flutie wrote.

Flutie, a quarterback, won the Heisman Trophy in 1984, while he played for Boston College. In the NFL, he played for the Rams, Bills, Chargers and Patriots.

His "Hail Mary" touchdown pass in a game between BC and Miami in 1984 is often referred to as "The Pass" and considered to be one of the greatest moments in football history.


It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my...

Posted by Doug Flutie on Wednesday, November 18, 2015