18 - Brandon Flowers Position: Cornerback
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 200 lbs.
High School: Atlantic
Hometown: Delray Beach, Fla.
photo One of the nation's top cornerbacks ... Named a first-team preseason All-America by The Sporting News ... Selected third-team AP All-America and first-team All-ACC last season ... Was consistent, game-in and game-out ... Led the league in passes broken up (18) and passes defended (21) ... Tied for the team lead in sacks with 3.5 ... Played the most defensive downs of any member of the secondary with 642 in the regular season ... Injured his ankle in the Chick-fil-A Bowl and was slowed during the spring ... Combines a real feel for the game with excellent ability ... Coaches want to see him stay hungry and focused ... Will play a key role at the boundary corner position.

2006: Registered an interception, a pass break up and four tackles as the starting boundary corner against Northeastern ... Added three tackles, a tackle for loss and two pass breakups at North Carolina ... Had two sacks on the way to a six-tackle game against Duke ... Played on every defensive down against Cincinnati ... Contributed seven tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble ... Was in on two tackles in the loss to Georgia Tech ... Had a sack, two pass break ups and three tackles in the Southern Miss game ... Was outstanding against Clemson with six tackles, a tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... Had another big game at Miami with two interceptions, three pass breakups and a pair of tackles, including one for a loss ... Broke up three more passes against Kent State and shared a sack ... Posted six tackles, one behind the line, and broke up two passes in win over Wake Forest ... Played every defensive down and contributed three tackles against Virginia ... Had three tackles against Georgia in the bowl game before sustaining an ankle injury that forced him to miss the rest of the game ... Totaled 51 tackles and three interceptions during his 13 starts ... Named second team All-America by Scout.com. ... Had four tackles in Tech's second scrimmage of the spring.

2005: Played in every game, posting 20 tackles and five pass breakups ... Served as No. 2 man at boundary corner ... Also the first man in on the field side ... Played 15 defensive plays at NCSU ... Broke up a pass in the Ohio game ... Was in on a tackle for loss against Georgia Tech and got 25 snaps ... Picked up his first start in the Marshall game ... Contributed a pair of tackles ... Had two tackles and a pass breakup against BC and was in on four tackles versus Miami ... Played on 41 snaps against the 'Canes ... Had a tackle for loss and three tackles at Virginia ... Was in on two tackles versus FSU ... Played a majority of the Gator Bowl, recording two tackles, two pass break ups and an interception ... Turned in a 36-inch vertical jump during spring testing ... Had five tackles, a sack and a pass breakup during first spring scrimmage ... Turned in four tackles, two behind the line in second scrimmage ... Was in on a TFL in the Maroon-White game ... Won the Don Williams TEAM UNITED Award as the defensive player who put the team first during spring workouts.

2004: Played in one game before sustaining a right fibular fracture which sidelined him for the rest of the season ... Petition for a medical redshirt was granted ... Lone action came against Western Michigan ... Had a solo tackle and returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown ... Given the Paul Torgersen Award, awarded to the top newcomer, following spring practice ... Posted a 300-pound bench, a 435-pound back squat, a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 4.49 40-yard dash in spring testing.

Prep School: Prepped at Hargrave in 2003 ... Intercepted three passes as a cornerback for Coach Robert Prunty ... Was rated the No. 18 JUCO/Prep cornerback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Also ranked the No. 141 JUCO/Prep player by CFN.

High School: Played in the secondary for Coach Chris Bean at Atlantic ... Helped the team to a regional title in Class 5A his senior year, beating highly rated Ely High ... Intercepted five passes and posted three quarterback sacks ... Also blocked a punt and recovered a pair of fumbles ... Earned first-team all-area and all-conference honors ... Helped the team to a 36-4 record during his varsity career.

Personal: Brandon Lavar Flowers ... Born 2/18/86 in Delray Beach, FL ... Son of Patricia Flowers and Willie Flowers ... Enrolled in sociology.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2004 1 1 0 1 0-0 0-0
2005 13 13 7 20 1.5-6 0-0
2006 13 29 22 51 7.5-41 3.5-28
2007 14 56 30 86 8-24 0-0
Career 41 99 59 158 17-71 3.5-28

Interceptions G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2004 1 1 38 38.0 1 38
2005 13 1 15 15.0 0 15
2006 13 3 26 8.7 0 24
2007 14 5 93 18.6 1 49
Career 41 10 172 17.2 2 49