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John Flanders
21   John Flanders

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midwest City, Okla.

High School:
Midwest City

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3L


10/05/2012

TULSA FACES EXPLOSIVE THUNDERING HERD ON THE ROAD

Watch Party Set for Charlie Mitchell's Restaurant

09/29/2012

Tulsa Outscores UAB, 49-42

Singleton runs for three touchdowns including game-winner

09/01/2012

Tulsa Takes On Iowa State in 2:30 p.m. Affair

Tulsa Takes On Iowa State in 2:30 p.m. Affair

08/31/2012

TULSA OPENS SEASON AT IOWA STATE

The game kicks off from Ames, Iowa at 2:30 pm on Saturday

08/26/2012

POSITION BREAKDOWN: CORNERBACK

John Flanders returns as starter in 2012 after missing last season

Tulsa - A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 39 career games and has started 22 contests . . . missed the 2011 season . . . has registered 106 career tackles, 10 pass break-ups and two interceptions . . . 2011 - Sat out the season to concentrate on academics . . . 2010 - Started all 13 games . . . totaled 45 tackles, 1.5 stops for -12 yards, five pass break-ups and two interceptions . . . earned honorable mention all-Conference USA accolades . . . totaled three tackles, two pass break-ups and returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown against Hawai'i . . . had his first career interception against Notre Dame, as his pick-off in the corner of the end zone preserved Tulsa's one-point victory with just seconds remaining in the contest . . . tallied six solo tackles against Tulane and Southern Miss . . . had two tackles, one stop for -2 yards and one pass break-up against Memphis . . . collected a career-best 9 tackles against Bowling Green . . . had four tackles and one sack for -11 yards in the season opener at East Carolina . . . 2009 - Played in all 12 games and had four starts . . . had 24 tackles, including 18 solos, and one fumble recovery . . . his four starts came against Rice, Houston, Southern Miss and Memphis . . . had a season-high five stops against Southern Miss, and added four tackles against both Rice and Houston . . . 2008 -- Was a true freshman . . . played in all 14 games and started five contests - SMU, UTEP, Houston, Tulane and Marshall . . . collected 37 tackles and five pass break-ups . . . had a season-best eight stops vs. Tulane and Marshall, while adding one pass break-up in each of those games . . . started his first career game against SMU at cornerback, and had four tackles and one pass break-up . . . tallied seven stops vs. New Mexico . . . Overall -- Had a good spring after missing last season . . . understands the defense . . . looking for him to provide leadership . . . a physical player and hard worker . . . does a good job of getting hands on the receiver . . . runs well and possesses deceptive speed.

High School - Was a three-year starter at Midwest City High School . . . earned second-team Tulsa World all-state honors as a senior . . . helped lead his team to a 10-1 record, losing in the Class 6A state semifinals to eventual state champion Jenks High School . . . tallied 39 tackles, 11 pass break-ups and four interceptions his senior season . . . was rated as the No. 13 prospect in the state of Oklahoma by Rivals.com . . . was ranked as the No. 16 prospect in Oklahoma by Scout.com . . . was named to the West team for the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state game . . . had career totals of 141 tackles and 13 interceptions . . . high school coach was Steve Huff.

Personal - Favorite NFL team is the Pittsburgh Steelers . . .his favorite NFL player is Steelers safety Troy Polamalu . . . his favorite movie is John Q . . . lists The Replacements as his favorite sports movie . . . his favorite TV show is "The Sopranos" . . . also enjoys watching "Dora the Explorer" . . . favorite book is The Harry Potter series . . . his favorite professional athlete is Dwyane Wade . . . has three siblings . . . one younger brother, Timothy, plays football at Sam Houston State, while his youngest brother, James, is a freshman at Tulsa . . . parents are Anthony and Pam Flanders . . . majoring in organizational studies . . . born November 12, 1989.

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