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Flowers named Freshman All-American

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Tyriq Johnson
Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers (20) walks off the field at the end of the game after scoring four touchdowns which helped the panthers win over Tennessee State Tigers saturday afternoon.

Redshirt freshman running back MJ Flowers was named a Football Championship Subdivision Freshman All-American at the end of November.

Along with the award of Offensive Freshman of the Year for the Big South-Ohio Valley Conference, Flowers is also a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award.

Throughout the 2023 season, Flowers carried the ball 157 times for 854 yards, which ranks him in second place nationally among all freshman.

Flowers also scored eight rushing touchdowns, leading the Panthers for the most touchdowns this season.

Flowers also rushed more than three opposing offenses when in competition. Flowers rushed one more yard than McNeese’s offense (272-271), 95 more yards than Tennessee State (201-196), and 122 more yards than Robert Morris (179-57).

Zaria Flippin can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].

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Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor
Zaria Flippin is a junior sports media relations major. This is her first year at The News.

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