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Flowers at the 2015 Miami Beach Bowl
|Born:||December 2, 1994|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school:||Miami (FL) Jackson|
|Career highlights and awards
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Quinton Lenard Flowers (born December 2, 1994) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Florida as a quarterback.
Flowers attended Miami Jackson High School in Miami, Florida. During his career he passed 6,042 yards and had 2,002 yards rushing with 32 touchdowns. He committed to the University of South Florida (USF) to play college football.
As a true freshman at South Florida, Flowers played in five games and made one start. He finished the season with 111 passing yards and two interceptions and also had 73 yards rushing. Flowers was named the starting quarterback in 2015. He started all 13 games, completing 163 of 276 passes for 2,296 yards with a school record 22 passing touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also rushed for 991 yards and 12 touchdowns. Flowers returned as the starter in 2016. Flowers was the American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 2016, rushing for 1,530 yards and 18 touchdowns, while throwing for 2,812 yards and 24 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions. Flowers was second nationally in ESPN's Total QBR statistic in 2016.
Professional career Edit
Flowers was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018 as a running back. He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2018.
Flowers was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019.
On September 1, 2019, Flowers was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.
Flowers' father died in a drive-by shooting when Quinton was seven years old and his mother died of cancer in 2012. Just days prior to his first career start in 2014, his stepbrother was shot and killed.
- ↑ Deen, Safid. "Miami Jackson quarterback Quinton Flowers commits to USF for a second time". Miami Herald. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/hssports/2013/10/miami-jackson-quarterback-quinton-flowers-commits-to-usf-for-a-second-time.html. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- ↑ Knight, Joey (August 24, 2015). "Quinton Flowers named Bulls' starting QB". Tampa Bay Times. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bulls/quinton-flowers-named-bulls-starting-qb/2242633. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- ↑ Knight, Joey. "Mark it down: Quinton Flowers, greatest USF player in history". Tampa Bay Times. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/college/mark-it-down-quinton-flowers-greatest-usf-player-in-history/2299218. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- ↑ Easterling, Luke. "USF’s Quinton Flowers is the best college football player you don’t know about". The Draft Wire. draftwire.usatoday.com. http://draftwire.usatoday.com/2016/11/14/usfs-quinton-flowers-is-the-best-college-football-player-you-dont-know-about/. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- ↑ "AAC Offensive Player of the Year Winners - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/awards/american-opoy.html.
- ↑ "Total Quarterback Rating - College Football - ESPN". http://www.espn.com/ncf/qbr/_/year/2016.
- ↑ "Bengals 2018 undrafted free agent class includes a few impressive signings". May 11, 2018. https://www.cincyjungle.com/2018/5/11/17314904/bengals-2018-undrafted-free-agent-class-includes-few-impressive-signings-flowers-boyd-worley.
- ↑ "Bengals Establish Roster of 53 Players". September 1, 2018. https://www.bengals.com/news/bengals-establish-roster-of-53-players.
- ↑ "Andrew Brown, Russell Signed to Practice Squad". September 2, 2018. https://www.bengals.com/news/andrew-brown-russell-signed-to-practice-squad.
- ↑ "Bengals Make Player Moves Before Week 17". December 28, 2018. https://www.bengals.com/news/bengals-make-player-moves-before-week-17.
- ↑ "Bengals Announce 53-Man Roster". August 31, 2019. https://www.bengals.com/news/bengals-announce-53-man-roster. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
- ↑ Knight, Joey (August 25, 2015). "Tough background keeps things in perspective for USF QB Quinton Flowers". Tampa Bay Times. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/college/tough-background-keeps-things-in-perspective-for-usf-qb-quinton-flowers/2242751.
- ↑ Fortuna, Matt. "USF QB Quinton Flowers has paved his own path to a big opportunity against FSU". College Football Nation Blog. ESPN. http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/130141/usf-qb-quinton-flowers-has-paved-his-own-path-to-a-3-0-start-a-big-opportunity-against-fsu. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- ↑ Cobb, Mike (November 14, 2014). "USF Freshman QB Will Start Two Days After Brother Was Killed". The Ledger. http://www.theledger.com/news/20141114/usf-freshman-qb-will-start-two-days-after-brother-was-killed. Retrieved August 29, 2017.