BOSTON – Doug Flutie, who played football at Boston College and in the NFL, lost both of his parents on Wednesday.
Flutie’s father, Richard, “had been ill” and died of a heart attack in the hospital on Wednesday.
Flutie’s mother, Joan, died “less than an hour later,” after she also suffered a heart attack.
Flutie posted a statement on his Facebook page.
Flutie, 53, won the Heisman Trophy in college.
He played for several NFL teams, including the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills.