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Marquis Flowers
OLB #53
Height:
6-3
Weight:
250
College:
Arizona
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 38 19 14 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 NE 6 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 CIN 16 7 7 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CIN 16 8 4 4 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Athletic performer who began his college career as a 230-pound safety, Flowers played in every 2016 Bengals game, after sitting out 2015 due to shoulder injury ... Played in every game as a rookie in 2014 ... Second on ’16 team in special teams snaps (306 of 442).

Athletic performer who began his college career as a 230-pound safety, Flowers played in every 2016 Bengals game, after sitting out 2015 due to shoulder injury ... Played in every game as a rookie in 2014 ... Second on ’16 team in special teams snaps (306 of 442).

 

     Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in sixth round of 2014 NFL Draft (212th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 5-21-14 ... Waived (injured) by Bengals on 9-5-15 ... Reverted to Bengals (Reserve/Injured list) after clearing waivers on 9-6-15.

 

     2016 highlights: Played in Games 1-16, primarily on special teams, with eight special teams tackles (third on team) ... Tied for special teams tackles lead (two) on Oct. 9 at Dallas ... Appeared in all four preseason games, finishing second on team in tackles on defense (15).

 

     Previous seasons: 2014—Played Games 1-16, and in Wild Card playoff ... In regular season, had five tackles on defense, three on special teams, a pass defensed and a QB hit ... Had five additional tackles on defense in Wild Card playoff at Indianapolis, seeing increased action following injury to LB Rey Maualuga ... Saw extensive action on defense on Oct. 19 at Indianapolis, following injury to WLB Vontaze Burfict, and recorded four tackles ... Made first career start on Dec. 22 vs. Denver, replacing injured Emmanuel Lamur at SLB, and recorded one tackle on defense and one on special teams. 2015—Appeared in all four preseason games, recording 10 tackles, but suffered shoulder injury in preseason finale and was placed on Reserve/Injured list prior to season opener.

 

     College: 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 losses, 7.5 sacks, five INTs, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and eight passes defensed ... Finished second on team in tackles (93) in 2013 as Arizona went 8-5, with Independence Bowl win over Boston College ... In 2012, helped lead Wildcats to 8-5 record, including New Mexico Bowl win over Nevada.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Phoenix, Ariz. ... Attended Millennium High School, 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 ... Majored at Arizona in social behavior and human understanding ... Has a son (Braylen) and a daughter (Alianah) ... Hobbies include grilling ... First name is pronounced “mar-KEECE(rhymes with ‘peace’).”

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