BRANDON FLOWERS #24
|Hometown||Delray Beach, FL|
Athletic cornerback joined the Chiefs as the club’s second-round pick (35th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft … Talented performer who could be an immediate contributor on both defense and special teams … Could battle for substantial playing time in the Chiefs secondary … Possesses quick feet and often was matched against the opponent’s top receiver in college … Solid tackler frequently delivers bone-jarring hits and wraps up opponents with regularity … Played in 41 games (28 starts) at Virginia Tech … Recorded 158 tackles (99 solo) with 17.0 stops for loss (-71.0 yards), 3.5 sacks (-28.0 yards) and 10 interceptions for 172 yards with two touchdowns … Also had 32 passes defensed, a fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Entered the draft with a year of eligibility remaining.
2007: Opened all 14 contests … Tallied 86 tackles (56 solo), including 8.0 stops for loss (-24.0 yards) ... Added five interceptions for 93 yards with a TD, nine passes defensed and one fumble recovery … Named first-team All-America by the American Coaches Association … Earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors … Had 10 tackles vs. East Carolina … Posted nine tackles vs. LSU … Returned an interception for a 49-yard TD vs. William & Mary … Contributed nine tackles vs. North Carolina … Had an interception vs. Georgia Tech … Registered five tackles and an INT vs. Florida State … Tallied seven tackles and an interception vs. Virginia … Returned a PAT for a defensive PAT in the ACC Championship Game vs. Boston College.
2006: Started all 13 games … Registered 51 tackles (29 solo), 3.5 sacks (-28.0 yards), 7.5 stops for loss, three interceptions for 26 yards, 18 passes defensed and one forced fumble … Named first-team All-ACC and third-team All-America by AP … Produced six tackles and 2.0 sacks vs. Duke … Credited with seven tackles, a pass defensed and a forced fumble vs. Cincinnati … Posted three tackles and a sack vs. Southern Mississippi … Recorded two interceptions and three passes defensed vs. Miami.
2005: Saw action in 13 games (one start), recording 20 tackles (13 solo) with 1.5 stops for loss (-6.0 yards), an INT and four passes defensed … Started his first career game vs. Marshall … Intercepted a pass in the Gator Bowl vs. Louisville.
2004: Saw action in one game, recording a solo tackle and an interception … Had a tackle and returned an interception for a 38-yard TD vs. Western Michigan before suffering a right fibula fracture … Missed the rest of the season and was granted a medical redshirt … Majored in Sociology at Virginia Tech.
• A prep standout at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida.
• Helped lead his team to the Class 5A regional title as a senior, intercepting five passes and adding 3.0 sacks.
• Earned first-team all-area and all-conference honors.
• Spent one season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia.
• Recorded three interceptions.
• Related to Chiefs CB Patrick Surtain through marriage and would often attend Surtain’s games in Miami when Surtain was a member of the Dolphins.
• Full name: Brandon Lavar Flowers.
• Single, resides in Delray Beach, Florida.