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Marquis Flowers

Marquis Flowers
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Flowers with the New England Patriots in 2017
Dallas Renegades
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-16) February 16, 1992 (age 27)
Independence, Missouri
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Millennium (Goodyear, Arizona)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 212
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2018

Marquis Flowers (born February 16, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona.

High school career

Flowers was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and attended nearby Millennium High School, where he played running back, wide receiver, and free safety. He first played in 2007 as a sophomore, tallying 76 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery. The following season, he played both on offense and defense, rushing for 932 yards and 8 touchdowns, as well as recording 6 receptions for 106 yards. He had 87 tackles on defense, as well as a sack, three interceptions, and another fumble recovery. He played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January 2010.[1]

College career

Flowers attracted interest from several colleges, notably Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona, where he was recruited by Tim Kish. Flowers signed his letter of intent on January 9, 2010.[1]

Flowers played sparsely during the 2010 season, recording 11 tackles in 13 games, most of which came on special teams.[2]

Flowers moved into the starting free safety position before the 2011 season. He played in all 13 games in the 2011 season, and recorded 68 tackles (fourth most on the team), as well as 3 passes defended and an interception.[2]

Flowers transferred to outside linebacker during 2012 training camp.[3] Flowers transitioned well, and maintained relatively the same production that he had during his sophomore season. He finished the 2012 season with 100 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three interceptions, six passes defended, and three forced fumbles, one of which he recovered.[4] Flowers was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after Arizona's 39-35 win over USC, where he intercepted two passes and recorded a fumble.[5] In the 2012 New Mexico Bowl against Nevada, a 49-48 Arizona win, Flowers recovered a key onside kick that helped Arizona take a 1-point lead with 19 seconds to go. He then intercepted Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo on the next play, sealing an Arizona victory. For his performance, he was named the defensive most valuable player.[6]

Professional career

Cincinnati Bengals

Flowers was drafted by the Bengals in the sixth round with the 212th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft. He played in all 16 regular-season games as a rookie totaling eight tackles and one pass defended.

Flowers suffered a shoulder injury in the final preseason game in 2015 and was placed on injured reserve, missing the entire 2015 season.[7]

New England Patriots

On August 29, 2017, Flowers was traded to the New England Patriots for a 2018 seventh round pick.[8] Following injuries to Dont'a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy, Flowers saw his defensive snaps increase throughout the season after only being a core special teams player throughout his career. In Week 16, in his second start of the season, Flowers recorded a team-high 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks, in a 37-16 win over the Buffalo Bills. Flowers finished the season with 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks. In the playoffs, New England defeated both the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars to reach Super Bowl LII, but lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles with Flowers recording 1 tackle in the Super Bowl.

On March 22, 2018, Flowers signed a one-year deal to remain with the Patriots.[9] On September 1, 2018, he was released by the Patriots.[10]

Detroit Lions

On September 3, 2018, Flowers signed with the Detroit Lions.[11] He was released by the Lions on October 10,[12]

Washington Redskins

Flowers signed with the Washington Redskins on December 26, 2018.[13] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[14]

Dallas Renegades

Flowers joined the XFL's Dallas Renegades when he was selected in the open phase of the 2020 XFL Draft.[15]


  1. ^ a b "Marquis Flowers". Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Marquis Flowers Profile - ARIZONAWILDCATS".
  3. ^ Finley, Ryan (August 28, 2012). "Arizona Wildcats' Marquis Flowers switches to linebacker". Arizona Central. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Arizona-Cumulative Season Statistics". University of Arizona. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Marquis Flowers, DS #20 OLB, Arizona". Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Nevada vs Arizona (12-15-2012)". University of Arizona. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ Kirkendall, Josh (September 5, 2015). "Bengals roster cuts: Marquis Flowers given waived/injured designation". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Patriots acquire LB Marquis Flowers in a Trade with Cincinnati; Release LB Christian Kuntz". August 29, 2017.
  9. ^ Smith, Michael David (March 22, 2018). "Patriots keep Marquis Flowers".
  10. ^ "Patriots Announce Roster Cutdown". September 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Lions sign free agent LB Marquis Flowers and waive LB Trevor Bates". September 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Alper, Josh (October 10, 2018). "Lions claim Lenzy Pipkins, waive Marquis Flowers". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Redskins Sign Linebacker Marquis Flowers". December 26, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Redskins Make Roster Moves". August 31, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ Talbot, Damond (October 16, 2019). "XFL Draft Phase 5: The Final Rounds of the Draft, Find out who was selected". NFL Draft Diamonds. Retrieved 2019.

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