Figures to handle one of UA's starting safety roles in 2012... Full year as the starting free safety in 2011... Turned in 68 tackles, fourth on the club... Broke up three passes... Interception at Washington... Career-high 16 hits in Stanford game and had 11 in Seattle... Had sack against Utah and two other TFLs against NAU and Colorado... Lettered as true freshman in 13 games, with 11 tackles, primarily on special teams in 2010... Season-high three hits in Toledo opener, two at Oregon...
Started and played in all 13 games at sam linebacker ... Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the USC game ... Moved from safety to linebacker before the Toledo game ... Second on the team in tackles with 100 total (57 solo and 43 assisted) ... Led the squad in TFL with 13.0 for 57 yards ... Also had 5.5 sacks for 39 yards ... Forced three fumbles and recovered one, intercepted three passes for 18 return yards and broke up three passes.
Started nine and played in 11 games as part of the secondary ... Logged 68 total tackles (53 solo, 15 assisted) ... Had 3.0 tackles for a loss of eight yards and 1.0 sack for a loss of six yards ... Intercepted one pass and recovered one fumble for 10 return yards ... Also broke up three passes.
Played in all 13 games as true freshman, predominantly on special teams ... Collected six solo and five assisted tackles for 11 total stops.
Played in the U.S. Army All-America game in January 2010 in San Antonio, Texas ... NewsTribune.com Western 100 ... Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West Honorable Mention ... PrepStar Dream Team All-American ... SuperPrep Elite 50, All-American athlete and All-Far West ... USA Today Tom Lemming's Top-25 Safety ... Arizona Republic top-rated senior prospect ... All-Arizona Republic First-Team and First-Team All-Class 5A for head coach Curtis Mays ... SuperPrepm Pre-Season Top 50 ... Had 46 tackles, four passes defended, a field-goal block and two interceptions as a senior ... On offense, he rushed for 1,247 yards and 16 TDs while catching 13 passes for 162 yards ... On numerous top-100 prospects lists ... 150-plus tackles as an underclassman ... Rushed for 932 yards and eight TDs on offense as a sophomore.
Academic major is general studies... Son of Shawn and Adarin Flowers... Father is hazardous waste manager, mother works in medical collections.
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 6/212 - Marquis Flowers, LB, 6-2, 231, Arizona...Flowers brings speed and plenty of it. Plays well in space but will have a hard time making the 53-man roster. - The Sports Xchange