On Sunday, the nephew of former Heisman Trophy winner Doug and the son of proud father, Darren, who had a stellar career in the Canadian Football League, capped his high school career in style.
According to according to ESPN, the Natick High senior and Boston College commit was honored Sunday during halftime of the Patriots/Browns game in Foxborough by being named Mr. Football, the top player in the state, by ESPNBoston.com.
Flutie led the Redhawks to the second round of the MIAA Division 2 South tournament this year.
According to ESPN, the 6-foot, 178-pound Flutie leaves Natick High as the holder of three of Massachusetts’ most sacred records:
- Career touchdown passes (112);
- Career passing yards (9,014);
- Single-season passing touchdowns (47).
A picture on Flutie's Twitter page shows Patriots owner Robert Kraft honoring the award-winner with a special jersey.
"Aside from continuing his family's long and proud tradition at Natick High, Troy is a great ambassador for Massachusetts high school football," ESPN Boston High Schools co-editor Scott Barboza said on the website. "Like his father and uncle before him, he is a tremendous competitor — a trait that also runs through his family bloodlines. With that, players of Troy's ilk set a precedent for their peers and players to come in showing that our state is a vibrant football community."