Ereck Flowers

Not to be confused with Erik Flowers.
Ereck Flowers

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Flowers while attending Miami in 2012
No. 74New York Giants
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-04-25) April 25, 1994
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 329 lb (149 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami Gardens (FL) Miami Norland
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Games Played: 15
Games Started: 15
Player stats at

Ereck Flowers (born April 25, 1994) is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami.

Early years

A native of Miami, Flowers originally attended Krop High School in the Ives Estates, where he was a basketball standout and did not focus on football until his junior year.[1] For his senior year, he transferred to Norland High School in Miami Gardens,[2] where he joined a talented varsity that featured blue chip running back Duke Johnson. Flowers helped the Vikings to a 15–0 season record and a FHSAA Class 5A championship over Crawfordville Wakulla.[3]

Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Flowers was ranked as the 20th-best offensive tackle in his class.[4] ESPN labelled him a three-star recruit and ranked him 57th in his position.[5] He chose Miami (FL) over offers from Purdue, Florida State, and Central Florida.

College career

As a true freshman at the University of Miami in 2012, Flowers played in all 12 games at right tackle, making four starts.[6][7] As a sophomore in 2013, he started all 12 games at left tackle.[8] He returned as the starting left tackle in 2014.

On December 29, 2014, Flowers announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.[9]

Professional career

On April 30, 2015, Flowers was selected with the 9th overall pick by the New York Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft.[10] He was the highest selected Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman since Bryant McKinnie in 2002.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6¼ in 329 lb34½ in9⅞ in 5.31 s 1.78 s 3.13 s 27 in 8 ft 5 in 37 reps
All values from NFL Combine

On June 18, 2015, Flowers signed a 4-year $14.3 million contract with the New York Giants. He was named the Giants starting left tackle at week 1 and played in 15 games in his rookie season.

Although he wore #76 throughout his entire rookie season, Flowers decided to switch to his college number #74 during the spring of 2016 after it was left available with the departure of teammate Geoff Schwartz.


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