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Quinton Flowers earns Champions Award from USF

The award is presented to one who inspires others to student excellence
In his collegiate finale, Quinton Flowers totaled 417 yards to lead USF past Texas Tech in the Birmingham Bowl. (Times file)
In his collegiate finale, Quinton Flowers totaled 417 yards to lead USF past Texas Tech in the Birmingham Bowl. (Times file)
Published Apr. 12, 2018

USF has honored former quarterback Quinton Flowers with one of its most prestigious awards.

The Bulls' record-setter and resident inspirational tale was presented the Champions Award during the school's annual Student Success Awards ceremony on Thursday.

The Champions Award honors "individual faculty, staff, and students who have gone far and above the call of duty to inspire others to excellence in the Student Success movement."

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"Quinton Flowers' impact was felt well beyond his unbelievable performances on the football field and the success they helped bring our program," Bulls athletic director Mark Harlan said in a USF news release.

"His perseverance and will to overcome many obstacles as well as his embracing of the community and the impact he had on the young people in it inspired many across our great University and beyond. Quinton established an indelible legacy that will be long remembered and cherished."

On the field, Flowers, who was raised in inner-city Miami and lost both of his parents before graduating high school, set 42 school records and finished with a 30-9 record as a starter. He exits as the American Athletic Conference's career leader in total offense (11,802 yards) and total touchdowns (112).