Doug Flutie
Doug Flutie
Real Name/Full Name Douglas Richard Flutie
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Doug Flutie
Birth Place: Manchester, Maryland
Date Of Birth/Birthday: October 23, 1962
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 82 Kg
In Pounds – 180 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Dark brown
Parents Name: Father – Dick Flutie
Mother – Joan Flutie
Siblings: Darren Flutie, Bill Flutie & Denise Flutie
School: Hoover Junior High School &  Natick High School
College: Boston College
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: American & Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Laurie Fortier
Kids/Children Name: Alexa Flutie & Doug Flutie Jr
Profession: Football player
Net Worth: $15 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Doug Flutie is a household name as far as United States Football League (USFL), the National Football League (NFL), and the Canadian Football League (CFL) are concerned. He has retired, but before then, back in his active years, he was a talented quarterback.

However, his tenure at Boston College, where he played college football, saw him make headlines repeatedly. As far as the history of the American sport and that of college football at large is concerned, he has played a significant part indeed.

Well, how well do you know about Doug Flutie? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Doug Flutie’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Doug Flutie to date.

Biography and Early Life

In 1962 on 23rd October, Dick Flutie and Joan Flutie were blessed with a bouncing baby boy. They gave him the name Douglas Richard Flutie. They probably never imagined that he would grow up to become the famous quarterback Doug Flutie. He was not an only child since he was born together with Darren Flutie, Bill Flutie, and Denise Flutie.

His place of birth was Manchester, Maryland, although it didn’t remain his home for long. At the age of six, his family left the area for Melbourne Beach, Florida. While there, his father was an aerospace industry’s quality engineer. That’s where Doug Flutie started his journey towards professional football. He chose to begin by playing football for his high schools.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Doug Flutie in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Doug Flutie’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 22nd May 2024 having been born on 23 October 1962. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 180 lbs in Pound and 82kg in Kilograms.


Upon relocating to Melbourne, Florida, Doug Flutie began schooling at the Hoover Junior High School. He joined its football team and was a leader that led it to Brevard County Championships twice. However, due to his father’s career, the family had to move again in 1976.

They settled in Natick, Massachusetts hence joining Natick High School to continue his studies. While there, he joined its football team popularly known as Redhawks, although back then, its name was Redmen. Upon completing his studies, he joined Boston College, where he started college football.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Doug Flutie With Wife Laurie Fortier
Doug Flutie With Wife Laurie Fortier

Doug Flutie’s wife is Laura Fortier, who before that was his high school sweetheart. They tied the knot back in 1985 and sired two children comprising a son and a daughter, Alexa Flutie and Doug Flutie Jr. His son is autistic, and the reason why the family founded The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. His Flutie Flakes cereal goes towards promoting the organization.

Whereas his older brother Darren Flutie has been an all-time receptions leader four times in the CFL, his two nephews played college football. One of them, Billy Flutie, the son of Bill, played between 2007 and 2010 as Boston College’s wide receiver/punter. The other one Troy Flutie the son of Darren, was Boston College’s wide receiver and quarterback from 2015 to 2017.

His parents died on the same day for the same reason, heart attacks, and their deaths were an hour apart. At around that time, he was not only ill but also hospitalized.

Is Doug Flutie Gay?

Dough Flutie is not gay or bisexual but rather straight. He has been married to Laura for more than three decades, and they have been happy all along. So far, there has been no rumor regarding him being a cheater or having an affair leave alone being gay. They dated way back in college, have two children, and have no plans of divorcing.

Professional Career

As a professional football player, Doug Flutie has played for several teams. After Los Angeles Rams drafted him in the NFL draft in 1985 in round 11, he played for the New Jersey Generals that same year. The following year, Flutie left to play for Chicago Bears but left in 1987 to join the New England Patriots until 1989.

He played for BC Lions between 1990 and 1991, Calgary Stampeders from 1992 to 1995, and Toronto Argonauts from 1996 to 1997. After that, he joined Buffalo Bills between 1998 and 2000 as well as San Diego Chargers from 2001 to 2004. In 2005, he returned to New England Patriots before retiring that same year.

That’s when he tried out other careers, including a college football analyst, broadcaster, and color commentator. So far, he has worked for NBC’s Notre Dame Football, NBCSN, NBC Sports, Versus, ABC, and ESPN.


As early as his college days, Doug Flutie began bagging awards. 1984 remains a year to remember for him since he won the Heisman Trophy, UPI Player of the Year, Walter Camp Award, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Sporting News Player of the Year, and the Unanimous All-American. The previous year, he was a Heisman Trophy finalist.

He is also Boston College Eagles No. 22 retired. As for the NFL, he had a great year in 1998 where he emerged Pro Bowl and was crowned the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. Last but not least, his track record in the NFL is excellent with becoming Grey Cup champion thrice, Grey Cup MVP thrice, CFL All-Star six times, and CFL’s Most Outstanding Player three times.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Doug Flutie in 2024

Doug Flutie Net Worth
Doug Flutie Net Worth

As of 2024, Doug Flutie’s net worth is an amount estimated to be about $15 million. He once had a 5-year $7 million worth contract with the New Jersey Generals. However, he only played for the team for one year. Nevertheless, he played throughout between 1985 and 2005, which is around two decades of continuous earnings. Upon retiring as a football player, he started other income-generating ventures.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He once owned a restaurant called South Street Seaport in New York
  • Doug Flutie, together with his brothers, are in the same band called Flutie Brothers Band
  • He is not the only Boston College football player in the family since his two nephews chose to follow in his footsteps
  • When it comes to the band, he stops being a quarterback and becomes a drummer
  • While playing for the BC Lions, he played alongside his brother Darren who was a wide receiver

The life of Doug Flutie has revolved around football for the better part of it. He played quarterback for two decades. Interestingly, his career, to some extent, is all about the game up to date. He must be quite passionate about football. Fortunately, it is rewarding hence explains the fame and the net worth.


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