Finished his senior season second on the team in tackles with 106 (66 solo, 40 assists)…also had six tackles-for-loss, five pass breakups and two quarterback hurries…career best game vs. Wake Forest – 16 total tackles (seven solos), one TFL, one quarterback hurry…six solos, two assists vs. Penn State…four solos, four assists at Connecticut…five solos, four assists against Miami…three solos, one assist against Ball State…three solos, two assists at Temple…six solos, four assists, two TFLs, one QB hurry at Syracuse…five solos, one assist, one TFL vs. Notre Dame…seven solos, one assist, one TFL vs. Pittsburgh…six solos, five assists vs. West Virginia…nine solos, four assists, one TFL vs. Rutgers…eight tackles (five solos) and a key forced fumble at Virginia Tech…suffered an injury and missed the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl…recipient of the D’Agostine Family Athletic Scholarship.
Year-long starter at linebacker for the Eagles…finished as fifth-leading tackler on the team…74 total tackles, 43 solos…one TFL, one interception, 4 pass deflections, 1 quarterback hurry and 2 forced fumbles…two solos, four assists vs. Connecticut in the season opener…three solos, three assists vs. Stanford…two assists, one QBH and one PBU vs. Miami…was named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week after outstanding game vs. Central Michigan; he led the defense in tackles; eight solos, two assists, one TFL, one interception…followed that up with a good game vs. Virginia Tech; eight tackles (six solos) in that game…seven tackles (three solos) vs. Navy…seven tackles (three solos) vs. Pittsburgh…seven tackles (four solos), two caused incompletions vs. Notre Dame…one tackle vs. West Virginia before suffering a mild concussion…missed the Syracuse game due to the injury…back for the Temple game, had five tackles (two solos) and a caused incompletion…five solos and one pass deflection vs. Rutgers…excellent game vs. Toledo in the Motor City bowl included six solo tackles.
Saw backup duty in the secondary in all 11 games, plus the Music City Bowl win over Georgia…also played on special teams…had 22 tackles — 16 of them were solos — and added an interception vs. Army (Sept. 29)…had four tackles vs. West Virginia (Sept. 1), Navy (Sept. 22) and Temple (Oct. 6) and added three tackles against Miami (Nov. 10)…had two tackles in Music City Bowl…part of a BC secondary that helped the Eagles rank 10th in the country in pass defense efficiency and 12th in pass defense.
Was a reserve free safety for the Eagles...played in four games and made five tackles...had two tackles vs. Rutgers (Oct. 28).
Earned New York Daily News and Newsday player of the year honors in 1998…captured all-state and all-city accolades as a senior…was ranked among SuperPrep’s top five players in New York…was selected to Tom Lemming’s all-East team…led the Blue Devils to 28 consecutive wins; Poly Prep did not lose a game with him on the field (he was sidelined with an injury in Poly Prep’s last loss)…ran for 1,720 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior running back; made five interceptions as a defensive back…rushed for more than 4,600 yards in three seasons…played for head coach Dino Mangiero.
Brian Flores, born February 24, 1981…enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in English…Brian is the second of Maria and Raul Flores’ five sons.