Flowers Blossoms as Running Back

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Each game day Dimitiri Flowers comes down the tunnel to take the field as a fullback.

Already known as a versatile guy he took that to a new level last Thursday at Iowa State.

Picking up all kinds of personal bests including his first career carries in college.

In an emergency role at running back as the Sooners were with out Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine.

He even joked around about how envious he was of those two because of how sore his body was on Friday, and told me he hadn't had that kind of game since high school.

"It's been three years since high school, so it was just fun," said Flowers, OU junior fullback. "It was a blast getting out there. Getting that many carries. A couple catches. Throwing some key blocks. It was just one of a kind. Going out and doing something like that, and just proving to the world I can do different types of things it just means a lot. We stress that every day that we're too deep. With Joe out, Samaje out, some one had to step up. Abdul did a great job as well. I just tried to come in there and do to the best of my abilities too. It meant the world that especially coach Stoops and coach Riley were putting me in a position to help this team win, and just have that trust in me to come out with a W."

"He did an awesome job, and it didn't surprise us," said Bob Stoops, OU head football coach. "I know coach Riley and I talked on Friday that he'll be fine, and he was. Look at the receptions that he has, and the route running there. He's just so versatile."

Flowers ended up finishing with 149 all purpose yards, 50 more than he had in the entire season coming into that game, and he's now caught a touchdown in three straight games.

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