Brandon Flowers

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Team: San Diego Chargers
Hometown: Delray Beach, FL
College: Virginia Tech
DOB: 2/18/1986
Experience: 8 years
 

Since entering the league in 2008, Brandon Flowers has established himself as one of the best defensive players in the National Football League. Thanks to his speed and tenacity, he has secured a reputation as an elite cornerback in the league. In 2013, Brandon was named to the Pro Bowl and ranked on the NFL’s Network top 100 players’ list.

Brandon credits his journey to the league and accomplishments to persistence and hard work.

A graduate of Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, he went on to attend Virginia Tech, where he twice earned All-American second-team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors. He also led the Atlantic Coast Conference in passes broken up (18) and passes defended (21).

The hyper-talented standout made the crucial decision to enter the 2008 NFL Draft, forgoing his last year of eligibility. It proved to be the right decision when he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round, becoming the highest selected Hokies’ defender since 2004. During the 2010 season, he helped lead the Chiefs to the 14th ranked defense (in yards per game), after finishing 30th the previous season, which gave the Chiefs their first division title since 2003. In 2014 the San Diego Chargers waged a full fledge recruitment campaign to bring the talented cornerback to San Diego as an essential piece of their defense. While Brandon is clearly making an impressive mark on the field, he generates just as much buzz off the field.

Since his rookie year, Brandon has made community endeavors and giving back a priority. He hosts the Annual Brandon Flowers Charity Weekend, with proceeds benefitting youth in his hometown of Palm Beach County. He served as the President of Prep & Sports Inc., an organization founded in 2005 that provides academic and athletic guidance to at-risk youth in Palm Beach County. He strives to instill the importance of hard work and education in the younger generation.

During the off season, the charismatic cornerback can also be found on red carpets such as the ESPYS and at numerous movie premieres. His magnetic personality garners countless media requests. In addition to his appearances on ESPN, Fox, NBC and CBS, to name a few, Brandon has also graced the pages of top magazines. It is clear that Brandon’s future is bright and he will leave a legacy that goes far beyond the football field.

 

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