Aug. 9, 2012
The versatile Richmond Flowers was one of the most exciting athletes to come to Tennessee, and left with the same title.
He garnered All-America honors his junior season in 1967 as wingback for the Vols. Although Flowers only carried the ball 10 times for 24 yards, the Montgomery, Ala., native led Tennessee with 41 receptions for 585 yards and four touchdowns.
Flowers, a world-class hurdler, missed the 1968 Olympics following a hamstring injury. Later that fall, he returned to the Vols and moved to tailback. His junior year was also his best at returning kicks with 173 total yards. Flowers finished with a career average of 21.6 yards on kickoff returns.
A stellar track star, Flowers won one NCAA title, six SEC championships and was a three-time All-American.
Drafted in the second round by Dallas in 1969, Flowers played five seasons in the NFL as a safety with the Cowboys (1969-71) and New York Giants (1971-73). He then spent one season in the World Football League (1975) before going to law school.
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