By Matt Lincoln/CBS12
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Doug Flutie overcame his small stature, to become an iconic college and CFL quarterback.
Flutie’s son is in a much tougher fight.
Flutie was in West Palm Beach Thursday afternoon, speaking at a fundraising event for the Potentia Academy, a private school that provides education to children with special learning needs. Flutie has a 21 year old son with autism, and he supports a number of autism charities. He says the biggest fight right now, is there is not a sufficient enough support structure for the sheer number of kids being diagnosed. As his son reaches adulthood, Flutie says even less out there to help support autistic adults.
It is hard to believe, but Sunday will be the 30 year anniversary of “The Pass” – Flutie’s Hail Mary that beat the Hurricanes, and made him a college football legend. Since Flutie became a Melbourne, Florida resident, he has had some fun with Canes fans. Flutie adds, he likes BC’s chances this weekend against Florida State.
Friday, November 21 2014, 12:27 AM EST