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Little John Flowers
Little John Flowers

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kalamazoo, Mich.

High School:
Loy Norrix

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
01/31/1980

Experience:
2L


Figures to earn his share of playing time at tailback . . . saw action for both teams in the 2000 Green-White spring game and gained 45 yards on 11 rushes, including a 1-yard touchdown run . . . selected the White team's offensive MVP . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in all 12 games in 1999 and played 112 minutes . . . finished fourth on the team in rushing with 25 carries for 135 yards (5.4 avg.) . . . had 37 yards on only three attempts vs. Northwestern, including a season-long 30-yard run . . . gained a career-high 54 yards on eight carries in the '99 season opener vs. Oregon . . . had 12 receptions for 43 yards (3.6 avg.) . . . also returned three kickoffs for 25 yards . . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman in 1998 and played 57.5 minutes . . . rushed for 66 yards on eight carries (8.3 avg.) . . . picked up 14 yards on three attempts vs. Illinois . . . gained a season-high 52 yards on five rushes vs. Central Michigan, including a 50-yard run in the fourth quarter . . . played a season-high nine minutes vs. Central Michigan . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: SuperPrep, Blue Chip Magazine and PrepStar All-American . . . named to SuperPrep's, Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . featured on PrepStar's Dream Team as one of the nation's top running backs (No. 11) . . . listed on The Detroit News Dream Team . . . ranked No. 7 on the Lansing State Journal's "Catch 22" . . . unanimous first-team all-state selection by the Associated Press . . . rushed for 2,120 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior while helping Loy Norrix to its first-ever appearance in the Class A playoffs . . . gained 4,320 yards rushing and scored 56 TDs during his prep career . . . played for Coach Dob Drake at Loy Norrix High School in Kalamazoo, Mich. . . . runs 4.4 in the 40 . . . born Jan. 31, 1980.

Flowers's Career Statistics

Rushing G/GS Att. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1998 12/0 8 66 8.3 0 50
1999 12/0 25 135 5.4 0 30
Career 24/0 33 201 6.1 0 50

Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1999 12 43 3.6 0 15

Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1999 3 25 8.3 0 18

Flowers' Career Highs

Carries: 8, vs. Oregon (1999)
Rushing Yards: 54, vs. Oregon (1999)

Flowers' Game-By-Game Statistics

1998

Rushing Att. Yds. TD LG
Colorado State 0 0 0 ?
Oregon 0 0 0 ?
Notre Dame 0 0 0 ?
Michigan 0 0 0 ?
Central Michigan 5 52 0 50
Indiana 0 0 0 ?
Minnesota 0 0 0 ?
Northwestern 0 0 0 ?
Ohio State 0 0 0 ?
Purdue 0 0 0 ?
Illinois 3 14 0 11
Penn State 0 0 0 ?
Totals 8 66 0 50

1999

Rushing Att. Yds. TD LG
Oregon 8 54 0 24
Eastern Michigan 1 2 0 2
Notre Dame 2 1 0 3
Illinois 2 4 0 4
Iowa 6 22 0 10
Michigan 0 0 0 ?
Purdue 2 16 0 11
Wisconsin 0 0 0 ?
Ohio State 1 -1 0 ?
Northwestern 3 37 0 30
Penn State 0 0 0 ?
Florida 0 0 0 ?
Totals 25 135 0 30

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