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Another Flutie headed to Chestnut Hill


After a brief hiatus, the Flutie surname will again be represented on Boston College’s football roster when the 2014 season rolls around.

According to, New England high school quarterback Troy Flutie has verbally committed to play his college ball with the Eagles.  The 6-0, 178-pound Class of 2014 recruit is the son of former BC wide receiver Darren Flutie (pictured, bottom) and, yes, the nephew of 1984 Heisman winner — and author of this transcendent highlight — Doug Flutie (pictured, top).

A cousin, Billy Flutie, played receiver at BC as well from 2008-10.

While Troy Flutie plays quarterback, he will likely enter BC with the generic “athlete” tag and could, at least initially, begin his Eagles career as a receiver.

Flutie’s father told the website that the family’s name alone didn’t land a scholarship offer from his alma mater.

“It is BC, and now we have generations going here, but I can tell you it’s a whole different feel,” Darren said. “Coach [Steve] Addazio is a whole different element. He made it very clear to Troy, ‘I’m so glad your father, your uncle and your cousin came here; [but] I wouldn’t offer a scholarship to a kid unless I thought he could help us at BC.”

The latest Flutie at BC makes sense on another level as well as the Eagles are the only FBS offer Troy Flutie holds thus far in the recruiting process.

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13 Responses to “Another Flutie headed to Chestnut Hill”
  1. thegamecocker says: Jun 13, 2013 10:07 AM

    The “Flutie” name is iconic and will always be remembered for greatness under pressure. This is a great Family and BC is blessed to have the Flutie’s as legacy. There has never been controversy with this clan and they are wonderful role-models for all.

  2. thefiesty1 says: Jun 13, 2013 10:24 AM

    Is he tall enough to play QB or receiver? Or just a little guy like his uncle?

  3. whitdog23 says: Jun 13, 2013 10:31 AM

    “will gain be represented”??? huh? do you ‘journalists’ EVER proofread?

  4. thegamecocker says: Jun 13, 2013 10:39 AM


    I understand your frustration. Honestly, I read the NY Times daily and even that esteemed newspaper makes these silly errors. Years ago, that would never happen but today, getting the word out trumps proper grammar. Blame it on texting too.

  5. coryfor3 says: Jun 13, 2013 11:23 AM

    I’m sure the name doesn’t hurt in getting BC’s initial attention

  6. whitdog23 says: Jun 13, 2013 4:04 PM


    So ‘getting the word out’ in a NEWSPAPER should mean zero mistakes. are they waiting until the last second to write every story? your argument makes no sense.
    Texting has nothing to do with it. Turn off the auto word typing (or guessing) and look over your writing before hitting send. it’s not that hard.
    just embarrassing to read all the errors here every day.
    just my opinion

  7. thegamecocker says: Jun 13, 2013 4:50 PM


    You have to pick and choose your battles carefully. I feel your pain re this matter. But there are more important issues at hand. These include prosecuting Prince Shembo for the alleged rape of Lizzie Seeberg, she a student at St. Mary’s / Notre Dame and Declan Sullivans death while video-taping a ND practice. Brian Kelly and ND have blood on their hands. And Shembo represented by a big-time ND graduate who is a Chicago lawyer. Who’s paying for that? ND has many skeletons in the closet. Proof-reading is important, but these issues take precedence.

  8. 10of14 says: Jun 13, 2013 9:16 PM

    Now Cocker is a celebrated attorney and has it all figured out. Take your hand off your “game” and move on little man; Mommy is calling you for dinner.

  9. thegamecocker says: Jun 13, 2013 10:50 PM


    I conclude you are a ND homer who cannot handle the truth! The animal Shembo is a thug who should never have been admitted to “holer than thou” Notre Dame. And you justify his behavior by attacking me? You’re a moron. I’m no attorney but there is a direct correlation between what this guy did to and that poor girl, Lizzie Seeberg, committing suicide. Go play your pathetic schedule including Navy, Air Force, BC, Brig Young, Temple, etc. Ya dope!

  10. ndnut says: Jun 14, 2013 12:47 AM

    As an ND fan, I will concede that there has not been enough investigation on Shembo. The death of Delcan Sullivan is also suspicious, but more of a tragedy than a crime. However, the schedule is not really that bad. BYU and Navy aren’t bad. Also, you fail to mention Stanford, Michigan, Michigan St, USC, and a “home” game against Arizona St (an up and coming team) in Dallas, TX.

  11. thegamecocker says: Jun 14, 2013 8:37 AM


    I have respect for the academic requirements and the general overall character of the majority of ND students. There is a certain amount of envy ND athletic haters display, myself included. The tone of your response was greatly appreciated by me. Regarding the ND schedule, it is built for success. Stanford and Michigan will be elite teams. USC is a tough game but their lack of depth is now catching up to them. Michigan St. consistently chokes when playing ND. Arizona St will play ND tough, but the Fighting Irish will win. At worst I see a 10-2 record….
    at best, 12-0 and another shot at a NC.

    Regarding Lizzie Seeberg, a full-investigation should have been done. The majority of ND student/athletes are genuine. But the school recruits/accepts some sketchy characters as well. Prince Shembo and Everett Golson fit that mold. At least Golson only hurt himself…..

  12. noaxetogrind says: Jun 14, 2013 1:48 PM

    Cocker, your angst is misplaced and quite frankly shows a complete lack of understanding of our criminal justice system. I have never once posted on here in support of ND, I don’t think I have ever posted on here anything about ND for that matter so this isn’t about ND. If you think there is a problem with the Seeberg investigation then place your anger where it belongs, with the prosecutors office or law enforcement. I don’t care how powerful you perceive ND to be, if a crime truly took place and the invesitgation was lacking, blame the appropriate authorities, who are actually charged with that responsibility. Lastly, you changed the whole discourse about jounalistic credibility to a rant on ND when it had nothing to do with what was being discussed. That is no different than those who get on here and in the midst of a discussion of how good the SEC may or may not be in football want to all of a sudden change course and talk about academics. I think we all like a vigorous discourse, just one that is on topic. If Seeberg is being denied justice then be pissed off at the appropriate people.

  13. thegamecocker says: Jun 14, 2013 11:33 PM


    Sir, my post was directed to ndnut…..Other than above I don’t see where I am discussing this with anyone else. Having said this, I believe ND takes certain student/athletes who have no academic right being at the school. IMO Prince Shembo’s actions lead to the suicide of Lizzie Seeberg. ND and he need to fess up to that……jail time for Shembo would be appropriate. ND covering up the incident puts them on the same plane of responsibility as Penn State and Sandusky. At least in the Sandusky case, on one died! Who will answer for Lizzie Seeberg?

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