Baltimore Ravens First-round draft pick Zay Flowers is already giving back to his father after helping him achieve his goal of making it to the NFL.
previous boston college The standout was drafted with the 22nd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and this week surprised his father with a luxury SUV from the brand.
In a video posted to Twitter Tuesday by the NFL, Flowers handed his father the keys to the new Mercedes.
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«I used to see him get up and go to work at 4 a.m. in the morning, he did it every day Monday through Friday,» Flowers said, via the team’s website.
«Then he’d get up on Saturday, do our laundry at the laundry, make breakfast for everyone, and take us to soccer games. Then he’d do the same thing on Sunday, and then go back to work on Monday. So, watching him do that, It gave me my momentum.»
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Flowers’ mother, Jackie Walden, died in 2005 from a head injury, and his father, Willie Flowers, was left to raise 14 children.
«We evaluate players, but we also interview them,» Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said after the draft. «Zay was a player, I have to say I haven’t come across many more impressive prospects.»
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He continued: «His story, his resilience, his ability to handle things was very impressive. I think one of his motivations for coming back to Boston College was to get his degree. I think that speaks to who he is as a person.» .»
Flowers finished his final season at Boston College with 78 receptions for 1,077 yards and 12 touchdowns.