Bernie Flowers

Bernie Flowers was a star receiver with Purdue for three years from 1950-52, winning an All-American selection in his senior year in 1952.  Flowers was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the NFL, but instead joined the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1953 and scored 9 touchdowns in 14 games to finish seventh in scoring in the East / Big Four with 45 points (touchdowns were worth only 5 points then). Flowers was selected as an Big Four All-Star in 1953. Following the 1983 season, Flowers abruptyl y jumped back to Baltimore, but he had to wait two years to get his chance in the NFL. Flowers spent 1954 and 1955 in the U.S. Navy where he kept playing football with The Great Lakes Navel Training Center and was a Navy All-Star. In 1956, Flowers finally joined Baltimore but played only one game before being released.  Ottawa resigned Flowers for 1957, but he was released before the season started. Bernie Flowers passed away on April 14, 2011.

NFL Stats for Bernie Flowers

Bernie Flowers in Wikipedia

Flowers Signs With Ottawa - March 9, 1953

Flowers Named Big Four All-Star - December 4, 1953

Flowers Jumps to Baltimore - December 22, 1953

Flowers Signs With Baltimore - December 23, 1953

Colts Cut Flowers - October 10, 1956

Flowers Back With Ottawa - January 4, 1957

Flowers Cut by Ottawa - August 14, 1957

Obituary for Bernie Flowers - April 15, 2011


GP and Points
Year Team GP TotTD Good ConvG TotS PTS
1953 OTT 14 9 0 0

No individual statistics other than points were kept in 1953


Bernie Flowers

Bernie Flowers

Bernie Flowers