Class of ’83 Honors Purdue All-American
The Class of ’83, through the efforts of Joel Hammond ’83, honored the memory of Bernie Flowers by naming a locker in the new Purdue football complex in his honor.
All-American Bernie Flowers
Bernie Flowers, the father of Kerry Flowers ’83, was a consensus first team All-American who played end for the Boilermakers from 1950 – 1952.
In his senior year Flowers set school records with 43 receptions for 603 yards and seven touchdowns. This helped lead Purdue to a share of the Big Ten Conference title in 1952.
Bernie Flowers was inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003. To see a brief video of the new football locker room go to Flowers Remembered by Class of ’83.