ASU: Will look to have an outstanding year ... team leader ... could be an honors candidate in 1999 ... fast and quick to get around bigger tackles ... smart player with great athleticism. 1998: Played in his first game as a Sun Devil in the season opener against Washington ... posted one solo tackle and one assist, his first career tackles, at BYU ... started in the Sun Devils' 34-15 win over North Texas ... recorded four solo tackles, four assists and two tackles for a six-yard loss ... posted one solo tackle, one assist and one tackle for a 10-yard loss in ASU's 24-3 rout of Oregon State ... sacked Terrance Bryant for a loss of 10 yards on first and 25 in the fourth quarter ... recorded one solo tackle and one tackle for a three-yard loss at USC ... sacked Mike Van Raaphorst on second and four in the third quarter, leading to an eventual three-and-out for the Trojans ... posted one solo tackle and one assist against Notre Dame ... tallied one solo tackle, three assists and one tackle for a three-yard loss in the Sun Devils' 44-38 overtime victory over Stanford ... posted one solo tackle, two assists and one tackle for a one-yard loss in ASU's 38-28 win at Washington State ... recorded one solo tackle and three assists in the Sun Devils' 55-22 rout of California ... tallied four solo tackles, two assists and one tackle for a seven-yard loss at Oregon ... sacked Akili Smith for a loss of seven yards ... posted one solo tackle at Arizona ... started eight games.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1996 graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School...lettered four years in football...helped lead Theodore Roosevelt to state title...named first-team all-District and second-team all-City...collected 79 tackles and 20 sacks...best performance was four sacks against Flower Mound High School...coached by Brian Dausin.
PERSONAL: Major is kinesiology...parents are Rudolph (photographer) and Doretta (supervisor) Flowers...born March 1, 1978 in Oceanside, Calif....his uncle Kevin played linebacker at Texas A&I...likes to relax and play Sony Playstation...full name is Erik Mathews Flowers.
CAREER HIGHS: Unassisted Tackles: 4, twice, last at Oregon (11/14/98). Assisted Tackles: 4, vs. North Texas (9/19/98). Total Tackles: 8, vs. North Texas (9/19/98). Tackles for Loss: 2, vs. North Texas (9/19/98). Quarterback Sacks: 1, 3 times, last at Oregon (11/14/98).
Flowers' Career Statistics
G/GS UT/AT TT TFL/YDS Sacks/YDS 1998 11/8 16/17 33 7/30 3/20 Career 11/8 16/17 33 7/30 3/20