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Bill Flowers

Bill  Flowers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pelham, Ala.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 193

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
12/13/1980

Experience:
4L

Career Highlights: Finished his career second on the Ole Miss career list for receptions with 149, and ranked sixth in career receiving yards with 1,795 ... Finished his career with a streak of 20 consecutive games with a reception, which rated as the fifth-longest streak in Ole Miss history ... Recorded at least one catch in 40-of-45 career games played

2004: Invited to play in The Villages Gridiron Classic postseason all-star game ... Led South squad with four receptions for 41 yards ... Played in 8-of-11 games, making six starts at split end ... Did not see action versus Wyoming (9/25), Arkansas State (10/2) and Mississippi State (11/27) due to injury ... Had 29 receptions for 349 yards and two TDs ... Earned his fourth letter ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/18): Caught a season-high 10 passes for 75 yards ... Named the Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... at South Carolina (10/9): Had four receptions for 64 yards, including the game-winning TD on a 29-yard reception from sophomore Ethan Flatt with 1:05 remaining to lift the Rebels to a 31-28 win over the 25th-ranked Gamecocks ... Named Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... vs. Auburn (10/30): Recorded two receptions for 70 yards, including catching a career-long 64-yard pass for a TD in the second quarter ... at Arkansas (11/13): Had five catches for 68 yards to pass Grant Heard (1996-2000) and move into second place on the school's career list for receptions ...Spring 2004: Had two receptions for 21 yards in Red-Blue Game.

2003: Played in all 13 games ... Drew the start at split end versus Auburn (11/8) ... Second on the team with 39 receptions for 543 yards and a TD ... Earned his third letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Saw action but did not catch a pass to snap his consecutive games reception streak at 19 ... at Memphis (9/6): Tied a career-high with 97 yards receiving on six receptions ... Scored on a 40-yard reception to put the Rebels up 31-21 with 9:05 left in the third quarter ... Became the 20th player in Ole Miss history to record 1,000 career receiving yards on an 11-yard reception in the fourth quarter ... Named Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week ... at Florida (10/4): Recorded a game-high 89 yards receiving on four catches during the Rebels' 20-17 win over No. 24 Florida ... Caught a career-long 59-yard pass from Eli Manning in the third quarter to the Florida seven to set-up Jonathan Nichols' 23-yard field goal and pull Ole Miss to within 17-13 ... vs. Arkansas State (10/11): Caught four passes for 60 yards to become the 10th player in school history to record 100 career receptions ... at Auburn (11/8): Had four receptions for 57 yards ... Had a key 16-yard reception on a 3rd-and-11 to extend the Rebels' 10-play, 80-yard game-winning drive that resulted in Brandon Jacobs' one-yard TD to lift the Rebels to a 24-20 win ... Earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from the Quarterback Club ... vs. LSU (11/22): Had two receptions for 74 yards and was named the Quarterback Club's Offensive Player of the Week ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Caught two passes for 11 yards in the Rebels' 31-28 win over Oklahoma State.

2002: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 at split end ... Earned his second letter ... 53 receptions for 588 yards with three TDs ... 53 catches ranked fifth on the Ole Miss single-season list ... Ranked sixth in the SEC in receptions per game at 4.08 ... Ended the season with a streak of 19 consecutive games with a reception ... Ended his sophomore year with the most career receptions (81) and career receiving yards (903) than any other player in Ole Miss history through their sophomore season ... vs. UL-Monroe (8/31): Recorded six receptions for 78 yards and a TD in the 31-3 season-opening win ... Had a 26-yard TD pass from Eli Manning in the second quarter to put the Rebels up 7-3 ... at Texas Tech (9/14): Eight receptions for 91 yards ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Had seven receptions for 63 yards, with a long of 21 ... vs. Arkansas State (10/12): Caught two passes for 37 yards, including a career-long 35-yarder and a two-yard TD pass in the 52-17 win ... at Arkansas (10/26): Caught a career-high 11 passes for 88 yards, teaming with Chris Collins to become the first receiving tandem in school history to each catch at least 10 passes in a game ... The 11 receptions is the third-highest single-game total in school history, two shy of the record ... at LSU (11/23): Extended his streak of consecutive games with a reception to 17 with a 10-yard catch on the game's final play ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Caught six passes for a game-high 76 yards receiving, including a long of 25 ... Spring 2002: Caught three passes for 37 yards in Red-Blue game ... Also ran track, competing in the hurdles ... Lettered in both the 2002 indoor and outdoor seasons.

2001: Saw action in all 11 games ... Earned his first letter ... Made starts at split end against Arkansas (11/3) and Georgia (11/17) ... Had 28 receptions for 315 yards and four TDs ... vs. Murray State (9/1): Caught first career pass in his collegiate debut, catching a six-yard pass from David Morris ... vs. Middle Tennessee (10/20): Had four receptions for 62 yards and two TDs ... Scored first career TD with a 29-yard pass from Eli Manning in the third quarter versus the Blue Raiders ... Later added a 27-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter ... Earned Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Week honors ... vs. Arkansas (11/3): Had season highs for receptions and receiving yards, catching seven passes for 97 yards and a TD ... vs. Vanderbilt (12/1): Caught five passes for 72 yards and a TD in the regular-season finale ... Spring 2001: Ended spring drills as the No. 2 split end behind Chris Collins ... Caught two passes for 27 yards in Red-Blue game, including one TD reception of 22 yards.

2000: Did not see action ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Selected Gatorade Athlete of the Year in Alabama ... SuperPrep All-America and Dixie Team ... Two-time Super All-State, and All-Super Metro pick ... PrepStar Dream Team and All-America ... Played in 2000 Mississippi-Alabama All-State Game ... During four year career at Class 6A Pelham High, caught 174 passes for 2,623 yards and 23 TDs, setting the all-time 6A record for receptions ... Also rushed for 201 yards on 15 carries, scoring twice ... As a senior, had 75 receptions for 1,060 yards and 10 TDs, while rushing four times for another 100 yards and one TD ... During junior season, caught 57 passes for 1,100 yards and seven TDs ... Caught 41 passes as a sophomore and 22 freshman year ... Coached by Rick Rhodes ... Earned four letters in football and four in track ... All-State high hurdles selection in track sophomore and junior years ... Won state championship in 300 meter hurdles and was 55 high hurdles state champ ... Senior Class Student of Month, January of 2000.

PERSONAL: Son of Richmond and Diane Flowers, and Lucia Flowers ... Full name is William Russell Flowers ... Father, Richmond, was a star at Tennessee and then played with Dallas and the New York Giants of the NFL ... Brother, Richmond, III, played collegiate football at Duke and Tennessee-Chattanooga ... Born: December 16, 1980 ... Majoring in Political Science ... Made Dean's Honor Roll in Fall of 2002 ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in Fall of 2000, Spring of 2002 and Spring of 2003.

FLOWERS' CAREER STATISTICS
--RUSHING--

Year G-S Att Yds TD Lg Avg.
2003 13-1 1 0 0 0 0.0
Total 37-13 1 0 0 0 0.0

--RECEIVING--

Year G-S Rec Yds TD Lg Avg.
2001 11-2 28 315 4 29 11.2
2002 13-10 53 588 3 35 11.1
2003 13-1 39 543 1 59 13.9
2004 8-6 29 349 2 64 12.0
Totals 45-19 149 1795 10 64 12.0

--ALL PURPOSE YARDS--

Year G Rush Rec PR KR Total Avg./G
2001 11 0 315 0 0 315 28.6
2002 13 0 588 0 0 588 45.2
2003 13 0 543 0 0 543 41.8
2004 8 0 349 0 0 349 43.6
Totals 45 0 1795 0 0 1795 39.9

FLOWERS' CAREER HIGHS
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 1, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
RUSHING YARDS: 0, vs. Texas Tech (9/27/2003)
RECEPTIONS: 11, at Arkansas (10/26/2002)
RECEIVING YARDS: 97, twice, vs. Arkansas (11/3/2001) and at Memphis (9/6/2003)
LONG RECEPTION: 64, vs. Auburn (10/30/2004)
TD RECEPTIONS: 2, vs. Middle Tennessee (10/20/2001)
CONSECUTIVE GAMES W/RECPT: 20, 9/6/2003-11/20/2004
ALL-PURPOSE YARDS: 97, twice, vs. Arkansas (11/3/2001) and at Memphis (9/6/2003)
ALL-PURPOSE PLAYS: 11, at Arkansas (10/26/2002)
TOUCHDOWNS: 2, vs. Middle Tennessee (10/20/2001)

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