Ole Miss legend Charlie Flowers passes away - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS

Ole Miss legend Charlie Flowers passes away

OXFORD (OleMissSports.com) Charlie Flowers, a native of Marianna, Arkansas, who played fullback on three of Johnny Vaught's finest teams at Ole Miss and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1959, passed away Sunday night in Atlanta, Georgia, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements are incomplete.

Flowers was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997, the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1985, the Ole Miss Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. A two-time, first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick (1958-59), he was selected to the SEC Legends Class of 1999, was named to the All-Time Sugar Bowl Team for the years 1955-62, was voted by Rebel fans to the Ole Miss Team of the Century (1893-1992) and was named to the Athlon Sports All-Time Rebel Team (1893-1995).

A 6-0, 198-pounder during his playing days at Ole Miss, Flowers is considered one of the top running backs ever produced by the state of Arkansas.  He was a consensus first team All-America selection at Ole Miss in 1959 and also rated Academic All-America honors that same year, while also being named to the All-South team. In 1985, Flowers was honored by the Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame with its Distinguished American Award.

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