Positives…Impressive all-around athlete with good speed and sure hands...Precise route runner with quite a few moves to set up the defender...Uses his body effectively to screen off defenders... Has the ability to extend for the ball and making leaping catches.
Negatives…Lacks that explosive acceleration teams look for in his movements...Does not have that second gear to fly by defenders...Little stiff and upright trying to cut...Needs to show better skills in escaping press coverage.
Joined UTC for his final season after three years at Duke University...Proved to not only be a top-notch receiver, but also excelled as a kickoff returner...Including his years at Duke, he finished his collegiate career with 184 receptions for 2501 yards (13.6 avg) and 23 touchdowns... Also gained 1691 yards on 79 kickoffs (21.4 avg) during his time at both colleges...Ranks fifth on Duke's career-record list with 54 kickoff returns and seventh with 1123 yards gained via that route.
Consensus All-Southern Conference first-team choice...Earned All-American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report...Ranked fourth in the nation in receptions (86) and receptions per game (7.8), 10th in receiving yards (1035) and 15th in receiving yards per game (94.1)...Ranked first among Southern Conference receivers in receptions , catches per game and receiving yards, and second in yards per game (94.1)...Ranked second in the conference in all-purpose yardage (1729) and all-purpose yards per game (157.2)...Set UTC single-season records for receptions and receiving yardage, topping the previous marks of 76 catches by Cos DeMatteo (1999) and 984 yards by Rocky Turner (1971)...Had a pair of touchdown receptions...Added 28 yards on three carries (9.3 avg), 98 yards on 16 punt returns (6.1 avg) and 568 yards on 25 kickoff returns (22.7 avg)...Gained over 100 yards receiving in five games and had at least seven receptions in seven contests.
Alabama-Birmingham...Snatched 10 passes for 117 yards.
Georgia Southern...Added 80 yards on 7 grabs.
Wofford...Hauled in 9 passes for 119 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown and returned 5 kick-offs for 122 yards.
Western Carolina...Set a school game-record with 16 catches, good for 171 yards, adding 109 yards on 5 kickoff returns...His 16 receptions broke the old Mocs mark of 14, first set by Rocky Turner vs. Mississippi in 1971 and later by Cos DeMatteo vs. Appalachian State in 1999.
Appalachian State...Followed with 91 yards on 7 catches.
East Tennessee...Caught 9 passes for 111 yards.
Furman...Closed out his career with 11 receptions for 186 yards and a 54-yard touchdown.
Started the first five games and the final four contests at split end for Duke University...Second on the team with 42 receptions for 649 yards (15.5 avg) and five touchdowns...Carried five times for 20 yards (4.0 avg)...Returned seven kickoffs for 154 yards (22.0 avg).
East Carolina...Began the season with 101 yards on 5 grabs.
Florida State...Had 4 receptions for 66 yards.
Virginia...Thrust the game into overtime (duke eventually won, 24-17) when he caught a 9-yard pass from receiver Scottie Montgomery with 0:06 left on the clock.
North Carolina State...Gained 88 yards on 5 catches.
Maryland...Snared 8 passes for 173 yards with touchdowns of 69 & 19 yards.
Wake Forest...Had a 10-yard touchdown catch.
Started nine games at split end...Second on the team with 48 receptions for 704 yards (14.7 avg) and four touchdowns...Carried once for a 9-yard gain...Returned 20 kickoffs for 457 yards (22.9 avg).
Western Carolina...Opened the season with 5 catches for 101 yards and a 19-yard score.
Northwestern...Became the first Blue Devil receiver since Clarkston Hines in 1989 to open the year with back-to-back 100-yard receiving games as he picked up 124 yards on 7 grabs.
Georgia Tech...Gained 124 yards on 5 catches.
Wake Forest...Followed with 9 receptions for 78 yards and an 8-yard touchdown, adding 58 yards on a pair of kickoff returns.
North Carolina...Returned 4 kickoffs for 109 yards.
North Carolina State...Caught 5 passes for 67 yards, including a 31-yard score.
Clemson and Vanderbilt...Did not play after undergoing appendectomy surgery.
Maryland...Returned to action, making 4 catches for 76 yards and a 22-yard touchdown...Also had 3 kickoff returns for 62 yards.
Only played in two games during an injury-plagued sophomore season...Finished with three catches for 62 yards (20.7 avg) and a touchdown.
Fall Drills...Suffered a high ankle sprain that would sideline him for the first three games.
Navy...Returned to catch a pair of passes for 40 yards and a 20-yard score.
Maryland...Had a 22-yard reception, but re-injured his ankle...Was granted a medical redshirt.
Played in every game as a reserve receiver, seeing action mostly on special teams...Caught five passes for 51 yards (10.2 avg) and a touchdown...Returned 27 kickoffs for 512 yards (19.0 avg).
Georgia Tech...Gained 42 yards with a 15-yard score on 3 catches.
Navy...Added 91 yards on 5 kickoff returns.
Clemson...Had 3 kickoff returns for 85 yards.
4.5 in the 40-yard dash...35-inch vertical jump...350-pound bench press.
USA Today Honorable Mention All-American, adding second-team All-American honors from by Blue Chip Illustrated at Vestavia Hills (Birmingham, Ala.) High...Started at receiver and free safety...Credited with 69 tackles and 10 interceptions and also made seven catches with a touch-down while collecting over 500 yards on kickoff returns in his final year...Played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game...Had a school career-record 18 career interceptions...Two-time All-State selection in track...Owns three school records in 55-meter hurdles, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles...Holds the state record in 55 hurdles...Listed in Who's Who Among American Student-Athletes.
History major, possessing a 3.0 grade point average...Son of Richmond and Diane Flowers and Lucia Flowers...Father was an All-America receiver and track athlete at the University of Tennessee...He also played football in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants... Brother, Bill, was named 1999 Gatorade Football Player of the Year for the State of Alabama and was a freshman receiver at Mississippi in 2000...Family was featured in summer of 1997 in Sports Illustrated...Grandfather, Richmond Flowers, Sr., was a political figure in the civil rights movement during the early 1960s...Born Richmond McDavid Flowers, III on 5/04/78 in Birmingham, Alabama.