On Sunday, the New England Patriots will play their fifth game of the season, when the team visits the Cleveland Browns. Given that the contest will take place in Ohio, the Patriots will likely leave Massachusetts on Saturday.
This, in turn, would give linebackers coach Brian Flores a chance to take part in a halftime-ceremony at his alma mater Boston College. The honors will be a part of the university’s "Service Day", which will also honor Welles Crowther, who lost his life while saving at least a dozen people during the 9/11 terror attacks, as well as veterans who participated in the College Warrior Athlete Initiative.
During the tilt with the Tigers, BC will recognize former Eagle standouts Brian Flores, now the New England Patriots linebackers coach and former NFL quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, as well as Steve DeOssie and Gerard Phelan, who are with the Atlantic Coast Conference Legends Tour.
Flores attended Boston College from 1999 through 2003 and played as a linebacker for the Eagles – being a starter his final two seasons. He also was a three-year letter winner and part of four bowl-winning teams. Flores was also a member of the Big East’s 2003 All-Academic Team.
After his graduation, Flores was hired by the Patriots as a scouting assistant. Over the next few year he worked his way up to the coaching staff, which he joined as a special teams assistant in 2008. In 2012 he was promoted to safeties coach (you might remember him from this clip); this year, after the departure of Patrick Graham, the 35-year old switched to linebackers coach.