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Doug Flutie with his wife, Laurie, and their two children, Doug Jr. and Alexa, in 2003. Of his autistic son, Flutie says: ''Dougie's coming along slowly. His awareness and the things that he does do are at a much higher level now.''

The Trajectory of Doug Flutie

Next week will mark 20 years since a BC quarterback launched the pass that launched a football career filled with as many valleys as peaks. A visit to California finds Natick's Doug Flutie - a man, a husband, a father - still trapped in a boy's world, trying to look to the future even as his past keeps chasing him down.

By Janice Page
November 14, 2004

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Who saw this coming, a storybook career chipped out of the frozen tundra in Boston, Canada, Chicago, Foxborough, and Buffalo, ending up in sunny San Diego, where football generates less passion than the daily surf report, and the coldest thing in town is the blended margaritas? "This is my reward," Doug Flutie says. "At the end of my career, to ... (Full article: 4743 words)

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