Benjamin Bernard "Bernie" Flowers (February 14, 1930 – April 14, 2011) was an American football player who played at the end position for the Purdue University where he became a consensus first-team All-American in 1952. He was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the second round (14th overall pick) of the 1953 NFL Draft but chose to play in Canada with the Ottawa Rough Riders, where his 9 touchdowns scored made him an all-star. He played one game for the Colts in 1956.
|No. 77, 81|
|Born:||February 14, 1930|
|Died:||April 14, 2011 (aged 81) |
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Erie (PA) Central Tech|
|NFL Draft:||1953 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14|
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Flowers continued his football career at Purdue University following his graduation from Tech. Flowers lettered 3 years for the Boilermakers, from 1950 to 1952. In 1952, Flowers helped lead the Boilermakers to a share of the Big Ten Conference title, and was named a Consensus All-American.
Flowers was drafted with the 14th overall selection in the 1953 NFL Draft.
Ottawa Rough RidersEdit
Flowers choose not to play with the Colts in 1953, opting to play for the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League instead. Flowers posted 9 receiving touchdowns, and was named an East All Star.
Return to BaltimoreEdit
After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1955, Flowers returned to professional football; appearing in one game with the Colts during the 1956 season.