Rushing for 5,664 yards and scoring 420 points during his career, Flanders stands No. 3 in FCS career rushing touchdowns (66) and No. 6 in all-time FCS rushing yards and scoring.
The only Southland player ever to rush for more than 5,000 yards and score more than 400 points, Flanders' selection marks the first time a Sam Houston football player has been named to the prestigious AP All-America squad three consecutive seasons. Flanders was a second team selection in 2011 and a third team honoree in 2012. The senior from Midwest City, Okla., has been selected to 13 All-America squads during his four seasons at Sam Houston. He is the first Bearkat player to be named as an All-Southland Conference first team performer four years in a row. He also is the first running back ever to lead the league in rushing four consecutive seasons. Flanders rushed for 1,430 yards and 14 touchdowns during the 2013 season, his third year in a row to gain more than 1,000 yards on the ground. He helped lead Sam Houston to a 9-5 record and the Bearkats' third consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championships playoff berth. The Kats are one of only three programs in the country to earn FCS playoff berths each of the past three years.
Named to four All-America squads including Associated Press and Sports Network teams ... 13th in voting for Walter Payton award ... Southland Conference "Player of the Year" ... first team All-Southland Conference running back ... led the Southland for the second year in a row in rushing (109.5 yards per game) ... stood No. 19 nationally in rushing ... set single season record with 10 100-yard rushing performances ... Southland Conference offensive "Player of the Week" after Lamar victory.
Named to six All-America squads including American Football Coaches Association and Associated Press ... 7th in voting for Walter Payton award ... Southland Conference "Player of the Year" ... first team All-Southland Conference running back ... led the Southland Conference in rushing (109.6 yards per game) and scoring (144 points) and was No. 2 in the league in all-purpose yards (137.2) ... nationally, ranked No. 4 in scoring and No. 16 in rushing ... three-time Southland offensive "player-of-the-week" winner (New Mexico, McNeese State and Texas State) ... set Southland Conference single season records for touchdowns (24), points (144) and rushing yards (1,644).
Southland "Freshman of the Year" in 2010 ... first-team All-league running back ... leading rusher in the Southland (948 yards and 13 touchdowns on 172 attempts in 10 games) ... ranked No. 2 in the league in scoring (78 points) and No. 9 in total offense ... set Sam Houston school record with six consecutive games with 100 yards rushing or more ... transfer from Kansas State who joined the team in August just before the season opener ... raced for a 31-yard gain against Baylor on his first play as a Bearkat.
At Kansas State...Redshirted as true freshman in 2009.
Daily Oklahoman's Big All-City "Offensive Player of the Year" as a senior in 2008 ... rushed for 2,134 yards and 34 touchdowns ... totaled more than 5,000 rushing yards and 65 touchdowns during his high school career.
05/13/2014 - New Orleans Saints announce 2014 rookie free agent class: Tim Flanders - Running Back, Sam Houston State (5-9, 210): Flanders leaves Sam Houston state as the Southland Conference's all-time leading rushing and scoring leader, carrying 999 times for 5,664 yards (5.7 avg.) and 66 touchdowns. As a senior in 2013, the Kansas State transfer carried 241 times for 1,478 yards (5.9 avg.) with 14 touchdowns while also grabbing six passes for 63 yards and one touchdown. - New Orleans Saints