Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Doug Flutie is brining back ‘Flutie Flakes’ as he is raising money for his charity organization
He was only with the Buffalo Bills for three seasons but Doug Flutie quickly became a fan favorite — and still is to this day. And now, 20 years after he first suited up for the Bills, he’s bringing back his famous ‘Flutie Flakes’ cereal.
When the Bills host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the cereal will be for sale at New Era Field. Flutie will also be on hand as well as he is being honored as a ‘Legend of the Game’.
The cereal was released in 1998 when a 36-year-old Flutie had just joined Buffalo. Originally a backup Flutie ended up starting 10 games and was 7-3. He was even named to the Pro Bowl that season — his one and only trip.
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“Doug Flutie is still amazed by this, his name and likeness on a cereal box still mattering to anyone. Flutie Flakes seemed like a novelty in 1998.
Maybe, he thought, they’d sell a few thousand boxes. Instead, they sold 2.3 million. Now, 20 years later, Flutie Flakes are making a comeback to once again try to raise money for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.”
Flutie’s cereal is being sold to help raise money for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and is going to be sold online at Wegman’s according to the article by Rothstein. Flutie was a star in the NFL, USFL, and the CFL. He played in the NFL until the age of 43 despite being undersized at just 5-10.
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