College football fans everywhere should be familiar with the name Flutie. After all, Doug Flutie is a Boston College legend. A Heisman winner, Flutie’s historic “Hail Mary” pass to beat Miami will forever be one of the best plays in college football.
Now, another Flutie will be joining the Boston College football team – Doug’s nephew, Troy.
This latest Flutie joins a Flutie lineage at Boston College that has seen Troy’s cousin Billy and his father Darren, both wide receivers, come through the program.
“It’s really special I think to go there, where my whole family went, and play,” Flutie told ESPNBoston.com’s Brendan Hall. “But at the same time, I’m no different from anyone else. I’m just going to be a player trying to earn playing time, trying to earn a spot, there’s no special privilege at all.”
Flutie plays quarterback at Natick (MA) High, a position he’s held since his freshman year. Last year, he completed 68 percent of his throws for 3,153 yards and 35 touchdowns and rushing for 1,075 yards and 14 touchdowns. Though he has impressive stats and pedigree at quarterback, Flutie is most likely going to start his BC career as a wide receiver.
After the future pass-catcher participated in Boston College’s camp last week, Eagles Steve Addazio made it clear that he was offering Flutie a scholarship based on his skill, not his last name.
Flutie is now the 15th commitment for the Eagles.
You can check out some highlights of Flutie below.