In San Diego, Flowers will be reunited with one of his closest friends, wide receiver Eddie Royal. The two spent their entire careers together at Virginia Tech and were both drafted in the second round in 2008. Flowers was taken by the Chiefs with the 35th overall selection after leaving school a year early, while Royal was taken by the Denver Broncos with the 42nd pick. In six seasons with the Chiefs, Flowers played in 88 games and started 87. He racked up 421 tackles, 17 interceptions, three interception returns for touchdowns and 97 passes defensed. He also forced four fumbles, recovered five and was responsible for two quarterback sacks. In last season's AFC Wild Card Playoffs, Flowers hauled in an interception against Indianapolis' Andrew Luck.
Flowers didn't wait long to make an impression in the NFL. Just seven games into his rookie season, Flowers intercepted the first two passes of his career against the New York Jets off future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre. Flowers returned one of the picks 91 yards for his first NFL touchdown. He also became one of just four rookies in the NFL in 2008 to record multiple interceptions in a game.
Flowers earned his first-career Pro Bowl appointment in 2013 after helping the Chiefs to a mark of 11-5 and their first playoff appearance since 2010. He enjoyed his top statistical season with the Chiefs in 2009 when he led the squad with five interceptions and 28 passes defensed, both career highs.
A native of Delray Beach, Florida, Flowers enjoys spending time with his large extended family back in the sunshine state. His father, Willie, and mother, Patricia, have both been tremendous influences in his life. Though his parents divorced when Brandon was just a baby, both have been a steady influence in his life. His father, a former free safety at Florida State, can count on one hand the number of Flowers' games that he's missed since he was just seven years old. It includes travel up the eastern seaboard when Flowers played at Virginia Tech and even further when he was drafted by Kansas City to play for the Chiefs. Brandon's mother raised he and his sister, Brittany, often working two jobs to provide for her children. Brittany graduated from Florida State in only three years with a degree in communications and has worked for Fox Sports.
Another role model for Flowers is former NFL cornerback Patrick Surtain. In high school, one of his cousins dated and later married Surtain's brother. At the time, Surtain played for the Dolphins and Flowers was fortunate enough to spend quite a bit of time with Surtain. Years later, it proved to be quite a coincidence when Flowers was drafted by the Chiefs and ended up starting opposite Surtain.
Beyond football and spending time with family, Flowers is a movie buff who loves comedies and he's an avid gym rat who plays basketball as often as he can.
TRANSACTION HISTORY: Second-round pick (35) by Kansas City April 26, 2008...signed July 25...re-signed with Chiefs, Sept. 16, 2011 and Sept. 2, 2013......released June 13, 2014...signed with Chargers, June 25.
2014: Inactive Week 2 vs. Seattle while recovering from groin injury...two passes defensed in Sept. 21 win over Buffalo, including goal-line pass breakup and near interception in second quarter...first interception as Charger and 18th of career off Jacksonville’s Blake Bortles Sept. 28...led to field goal and 27-14 lead for Bolts...on series after interception, solid open-field tackle on 3rd-and-3 forced Jacksonville threeand- out...Bolts kicked field goal to extend lead to 30-14 on ensuing possession... interception for second week in row Oct. 5 in 31-0 win over New York Jets and tied for team high with two passes defensed...pick came late in second quarter and allowed Bolts to go into break leading 21-0...earlier in game, had pressure and quarterback hit on third down play to force Jets punt...tied for team lead with two passes defensed Oct. 12 at Oakland but left game in third quarter with groin injury and did not return...left Oct. 19 game vs. Chiefs early in second quarter with concussion... interception on St. Louis’ first possession of game Nov. 23...led to field goal for early 3-0 lead in game Bolts would win, 27-24...paced squad with two passes defensed vs. Rams...tied team-high with two passes defensed and helped hold Baltimore’s leading receiver, Steve Smith, Sr., to just one catch for two yards in 34-33 win over Ravens Nov. 30...played in 100th career game Dec. 14 vs. Denver.
2013: Selected to first-career Pro Bowl...interception and 32-yard return in Sept. 8 season-opener at Jacksonville ...also tied season-high with two passes defensed vs. Jaguars...season-high 10 tackles Sept. 15 vs. Dallas...inactive Sept. 29 vs. New York Giants and Oct. 13 vs. Oakland (knee)... second-career sack and two pressures Oct. 20 vs. Houston...active but did not play in Dec. 29 season finale at San Diego...interception and 17-yard return during Jan. 4 Wild Card Playoffs at Indianapolis.
2012: Inactive for Sept. 9 season opener at Atlanta (foot)...interceptions Sept. 30 vs. San Diego, Oct. 7 vs. Baltimore and Nov. 25 vs. Denver...collected first-career sack and two tackles for loss Dec. 23 vs. Indianapolis.
2011: Interception in Sept. 11 season opener vs. Buffalo... interception and 43-yard return Sept. 25 at San Diego...second-career multi-interception game with two picks, including 58-yard touchdown return off Carson Palmer Oct. 23 at Oakland...tied season high with four passes defensed vs. Raiders, matching total eight days later (Oct. 31) vs. Chargers.
2010: 33-yard interception return touchdown Sept. 19 at Cleveland...season-high four passes defensed Sept. 26 vs. San Francisco...inactive Nov. 28 at Seattle (hamstring)...five tackles and two passes defensed in Jan. 9 Wild Card Playoff game vs. Baltimore.
2009:Inactive (shoulder) for Sept. 13 season opener at Baltimore...interceptions Oct. 4 vs. New York Giants, Oct. 18 at Washington, Dec. 13 vs. Buffalo, Dec. 20 vs. Cleveland and Jan. 3 at Denver...season-long 33-yard return vs. Redskins... season- high five passes defensed in addition to Jan. 3 pick vs. Broncos.
2008: Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team...two interceptions Oct. 26 vs. New York Jets’ Brett Favre, returning one 91 yards for touchdown...was fifth-longest return in franchise history and longest since 1992 when Kevin Ross returned pick 99 yards for score vs. Chargers...totaled 118 return yards vs. Jets, second-most in game in Chiefs history...inactive Nov. 9 at San Diego and Nov. 16 vs. New Orleans (shoulder)...season-high 10 tackles and forced fumble vs. Chargers Dec. 14.
COLLEGE: Two-time first-team All-ACC, first-team All-America by American Football Coaches Association and third-team All-America by Associated Press...played in 41 career games with 28 starts, registering 158 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 10 interceptions for 172 yards in returns with two touchdowns... also tallied 3.5 sacks and 32 passes defensed...redshirted in 2004... played at Virginia Tech from 2005-07...sociology major.
PERSONAL: Born in Delray Beach, Florida...led Atlantic High School in Delray Beach to Class 5A state football title as senior while earning all-area and allconference honors...spent one season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia before enrolling at Virginia Tech.