Charles Flowers

Charlie FlowersBorn: June 28, 1937
Died: December 7, 2014
Hometown: Marianna, AR
Year of Induction: 1985

College Career

University of Mississippi (1957-1959)
  • All-American, All-South fullback (’59)
  • All-SEC (’58, ‘59)
  • Finished 5th in Heisman Trophy balloting (’59)
  • Academic All-American (’59)
  • Academic All-SEC (’58, ‘59)
  • SEC rushing leader, 141 carries, 733 yards, 5.2 yard averaged (’59)
  • SEC Team of the Decade (’59)
  • Sugar Bowl All-Time Team (’55-’62 era)
  • Ole Miss Team of the Century (1993)
  • Inducted National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (1999)

Pro Football Career

San Diego Chargers (1960-1961)
New York Jets (1962)

 

Did You Know?

LSU’s Billy Cannon may have won the Heisman Trophy in 1959, but he was only the runner-up in Southeastern Conference rushing and scoring. Charlie Flowers, a bruising runner, led the league in both.