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Marquis Flowers
LB #53
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
Age:
22
College:
Arizona
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ
Experience:
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      Fast, athletic LB prospect was producer in multiple stat categories during four seasons at Arizona ... Showed ability to rush the passer, trip up rushers in backfield, aid pass coverage and create turnover plays .... Began career as super-size safety and switched to LB prior to junior season ... Figures to be an immediate special teams contributor while training for full range of pro LB duties.
     Fast, athletic LB prospect was producer in multiple stat categories during four seasons at Arizona ... Showed ability to rush the passer, trip up rushers in backfield, aid pass coverage and create turnover plays .... Began career as super-size safety and switched to LB prior to junior season ... Figures to be an immediate special teams contributor while training for full range of pro LB duties.

    Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in sixth round of 2014 NFL Draft (212th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-21-14.

    Coach Marvin Lewis says: “Marquis has great athleticism, ability, speed and length. He’s the kind of guy we want to continue to develop and grow physically. He can run and cover, and also run and make plays on special teams.”

    College highlights: Played four seasons (2010-13) at Arizona, seeing action in 50 games ... Had 35 starts, including every game as a junior and senior ... His busy career stat line includes 272 tackles, 27 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks, five INTs, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and eight passes defensed. 2013—Finished second on team in tackles (93) as Arizona went 8-5, with Independence Bowl win over Boston College ... Earned Pac-12 honorable mention ... Had a 14-yard INT return for a TD in win over Utah. 2012—Second with 100 tackles on Arizona club that went 8-5 with New Mexico Bowl victory over Nevada ... Led team in tackles-for-loss (13), had 5.5 sacks, and also had three INTs, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... Named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after logging two INTs, a forced fumble and seven tackles to lead 39-36 win over 10th-ranked Southern California. 2011—Played at S, appearing in 11 games with nine starts ... His 68 tackles included 53 solos, and he had three passes defensed. 2010—Played primarily on special teams as a freshman, logging 11 tackles.

    High school: Attended Millennium High School in Phoenix, Ariz., where he earned Class 5A all-state honors as a two-way senior ... Rushed for 1247 yards and 16 TDs as a senior, while logging 46 tackles and two INTs on defense ... Selected for U.S. Army All-America game following his senior campaign.

    Personal: Hometown is Phoenix, Ariz. ... Majored at Arizona in social behavior and human understanding ... First name is pronounced “mar-KEECE(rhymes with ‘peace’).”

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