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    Flowers named AP All-American
    Sophomore cornerback earns third-team honors
    December 12, 2006

    BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech sophomore cornerback Brandon Flowers has been named a third-team All-American by The Associated Press, as released this week. The Delray Beach, Fla., native earned first-team All-ACC honors this year after leading the conference in both pass breakups (18) and passes defended (21). He also has 48 tackles, including 7.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks, to go along with three interceptions and a forced fumble.

    By making one of the five nationally recognized All-America squads (AP, Walter Camp, The Sporting News, FWAA, AFCA), he extends defensive coordinator Bud Foster's All-American streak to 12 years. Foster has had at least one defensive player earn All-America honors in each of his 12 seasons at Tech as either the co-defensive coordinator or defensive coordinator.

    Flowers becomes just the fifth Tech cornerback to ever earn All-America honors, and the youngest of that group - by class - to accomplish that feat. Other Hokie cornerbacks to be recognized were: Jimmy Williams (2005, Sr.), DeAngelo Hall (2003, Jr.), Ronyell Whitaker (2001, Sr.) and Anthony Midget (1999, Sr.).

    Flowers, along with three other Hokies, were named honorable mention All-Americans by SI.com. Also earning that honor were linebacker Vince Hall, tailback Branden Ore and punt returner Eddie Royal.

    For a complete list of the AP squad, go to: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2695097
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