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Oklahoma football: Q&A with Dimitri Flowers

Dimitri Flowers arrived in Norman in January hailed as the replacement for do-everything Trey Millard. Flowers is still two weeks from playing in his first game but he’s certainly looked the part so far.
by Ryan Aber Published: August 17, 2014


photo - Fullback Dimitri Flowers (36) goes through drills during the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) football practice at the rugby fields in Norman, Okla., on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman
Fullback Dimitri Flowers (36) goes through drills during the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) football practice at the rugby fields in Norman, Okla., on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Photo by Steve Sisney, The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Dimitri Flowers arrived in Norman in January hailed as the replacement for do-everything Trey Millard.

Flowers is still two weeks from playing in his first game but he’s certainly looked the part so far.

In OU’s Spring Game, he was involved in the first several plays and showed off the kind of versatility that was Millard’s hallmark.

Flowers talked last week about the comparisons to Trey Millard, arriving early and being recruited to OU.

Q: Where are you playing most right now? Running back? Fullback? Tight end?

A: “I’m just moving around and wherever they tell me to go is where I’ll line up and do my job.”

How much did coming to Norman in January help?

“It helped me tremendously. It was the best move I could have made in my life, honestly. Looking back, I’ve had seven months to prepare. If I got here in May, I would have only had two. I feel like I’m prepared now.”

Did watching Millard and the way OU used him give you an indication you could play early here?

“It did. Everywhere you go, you want to try and play early. Especially going in and knowing Trey was a four-year senior and about to leave, I felt like if I could do what he did, I could at least get me some playing time.”

What do you think about the comparisons to Trey?

“It’s all the time. It’s on the field. People joke around and call me Trey 2.0 or little Trey. It’s fun, but I’m trying to go out and make a name out for myself as well.”

Was it hard to get recruiting attention as a fullback?

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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