UNLV returns seniors Torry McTyer and Jay'Onn Myles and sophomores Darius Mouton and Tim Hough while adding JC transfer Robert Jackson to the secondary.
UNLV: A highly decorated defensive back out of the Golden State who is expected to battle Tim Hough for the starting spot at one cornerback spot … Will wear jersey No. 7 this year after spending his first two seasons in No. 35 … Will concentrate on defense only this fall after having to be moved to offense last year because of injuries … A former high school teammate of Rebel quarterback Armani Rogers in Los Angeles.
2016: Earned his letter as a Rebel by appearing in nine games … A defender by trade, he was moved to receiver at midseason after a rash of injuries decimated the position … Took to the new role in a big way, catching three passes for 25 yards in his debut in a win at Hawai’i on Oct. 15 … Also had three of his 10 catches on the year in wild win over Wyoming on Nov. 12 … Hauled in one of the most important receptions of the year when Kurt Palandech found him in the end zone from 22 yards out to send the game into its second of three overtimes … His 147 yards receiving ranked fifth on the squad … Also returned nine kickoffs for an average of 19.7 yards.
2015: Redshirted season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-year letterwinner at Hamilton HS under coach Ernest King … Helped the Yankees to a 12-4 overall record and a LA City Division II title … Named the Western League Defensive Player of the Year … Named the All-City Football Division II Co-Player of the Year … Also competed in track in the 400 meter dash, on the 4x400 meter relay and 4x100 meter relay.
PERSONAL: Jericho Durrell Flowers was born in Beverly Hills, CA … The son of Charles Flowers and Ebony Brown … Has one older brother, Dominic, and five sisters: India, Asia, Autumn, Sade and Brianna … Majoring in criminal justice.