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Natick's Troy Flutie Honored as State's Top HS Football Player

The senior quarterback set the all-time state records for touchdown passes in a season and a career.

Natick's Troy Flutie has been named the top high school football player in the state by ESPNBoston.com. Photo courtesy Troy Flutie
Natick's Troy Flutie has been named the top high school football player in the state by ESPNBoston.com. Photo courtesy Troy Flutie
With an uncle and a father whose football pedigrees are quite impressive, Natick's Troy Flutie knew playing on the gridiron would come with high expectations along with some criticisms.

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). 
The senior quarterback went over the 3,000 passing yard mark for the second straight year, completing 182 of 288 passes for 3,027 yards and 47 touchdown passes. He turned in a superb season rushing, as well, with 824 yards and six more TDs on 93 carries. 

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."

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