Richard and Joan Flutie both died Wednesday morning. He says that they had been married for 56 years.
Flutie posted that his father had been ill and passed away from a heart attack and that not even an hour later, his mother suffered the same fate.
He believes that she died of a broken heart.
Flutie won the Heisman Trophy while at Boston College after throwing a "Hail Mary" pass to win a game against Miami in 1984.
His career spanned several NFL and CFL teams including the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills.