Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie serves as lead analyst for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Notre Dame Football, a role he began at the end of the 2014 season. Flutie works alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen.
During his college football career at Boston College, Flutie won the Heisman Trophy and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award in 1984. His “Hail Mary” touchdown pass in a game against Miami on November 23, 1984, is considered among the greatest moments in college football history.
Flutie complemented his collegiate athletic achievements with a distinguished academic record as well. He was a candidate for a Rhodes Scholarship, for which he was named a finalist in 1984. Upon graduating from Boston College, Flutie won a National Football Foundation post-graduate scholarship.
Following his storied college football career, Flutie played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers. Flutie also played six seasons in the CFL, where he won three Grey Cups, was named Grey Cup MVP three times, was a six-time CFL All Star and six-time CFL Most Outstanding Player.
Prior to joining NBC Sports Group in 2010, Flutie served as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC from 2006-2009.
Flutie and his wife Laurie live in Natick, Mass, and have two children Alexa and Doug.