Robert Terrence Flagler (born September 24, 1964) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and Phoenix Cardinals. He played college football at Clemson University.
|Born:||September 24, 1964|
New York, New York
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Fernandina Beach (FL)|
|NFL Draft:||1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
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|Player stats at PFR|
Flagler attended Fernandina Beach High School, where as a senior he posted 1,683 rushing yards on 200 carries and 20 touchdowns, including one of the greatest games in Northeast Florida high school history, when against West Nassau (October 23, 1981) he had 405 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns. He also practiced basketball and led the district in scoring as a senior.
He accepted a scholarship from Clemson University and became a full-time starter until his senior season. He helped the team win an ACC championship, while finishing with 1,258 rushing yards (13th in nation), 10 touchdowns, six 100-yard rushing games (including 2 games with over 200 rushing yards), 274 all purpose yards in one game (school record), 106.9 rushing yards per game in one season (school record). He was a runner-up in the ACC Player of the Year voting.
In 2013, he was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame.
Flagler was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (25th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft. In three years he only had 42 carries for 145 yards and one touchdown, while playing behind Roger Craig.
After asking for a trade, he was sent along with Daniel Stubbs, a third (#81-Craig Veasey) and an eleventh-round (#304-Myron Jones) draft pick to the Dallas Cowboys, in exchange for a second (#47-Dennis Brown) and third-round (#68-Ron Lewis) draft choices on April 19, 1990.
A week after Flagler was acquired by the Dallas Cowboys to improve the running game, the team selected future hall of fame running back Emmitt Smith in the 1990 NFL draft. He was waived on September 2, 1990.
On September 26, 1990, he was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Cardinals for depth purposes, after Ron Wolfley was lost for the year. On August 12, 1991, he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a conditional draft choice (not exercised).
The 1986 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.1986 College Football All-America Team
The 1986 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1986. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes five selectors as "official" for the 1986 season. They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers; (3) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (4) the United Press International (UPI) selected based on the votes of sports writers at UPI newspapers; and (5) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WC). Other notable selectors included Football News the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), Scripps Howard (SH), and The Sporting News (TSN).1986 Gator Bowl
The 1986 Gator Bowl game was a post-season college football bowl game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Clemson Tigers, played on December 27, 1986, at Gator Bowl Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. It was the 42nd edition of the bowl game. Through a sponsorship agreement announced in November, the bowl was officially known as the Mazda Gator Bowl.1987 NFL Draft
The 1987 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 28–29, 1987, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season.1988 San Francisco 49ers season
The 1988 San Francisco 49ers season was their 43rd season in the National Football League. The season was highlighted by their third Super Bowl victory. In 1988, the 49ers struggled. At one point, they were 6–5 and in danger of missing the playoffs but rose to defeat the Washington Redskins on a Monday night, eventually finishing the season at 10–6. They gained a measure of revenge by thrashing the Minnesota Vikings 34–9 in the first round. The 49ers then traveled to Chicago's Soldier Field, where the chill factor at gametime was 26 degrees below zero. They defeated the Chicago Bears 28–3 in the NFC Championship.
For the 49ers, it was their first Super Bowl appearance since they defeated the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX. They had made the playoffs in the three seasons between Super Bowl XIX and Super Bowl XXIII, but were eliminated each time in the first round, primarily because of the poor performances by their offensive stars in those games; quarterback Joe Montana, receiver Jerry Rice and running back Roger Craig all failed to produce a single touchdown.
The 49ers alternated quarterbacks as Montana and Steve Young both started at various points of the season. The broadcast booth of the 49ers radio network also saw change, as Joe Starkey substituted for longtime 49ers play by play announcer Lon Simmons during several games, mostly in October when Simmons called the Oakland Athletics 1988 American League Championship Series and 1988 World Series games for the Oakland A's flagship station, KSFO–AM. The 1988 season was the last for Simmons as 49ers broadcaster. With the regular season and postseason, the 49ers compiled a total of 13 victories (a .684 win percentage) on the season, a record-low for Super Bowl champions. In 2011, the New York Giants would tie this record (but with a .650 win percentage as they suffered seven losses as opposed to the 49ers six).1989 San Francisco 49ers season
The 1989 San Francisco 49ers season was the team's 44th season in the National Football League and first under head coach George Seifert. After going 14–2 in the regular season, the 49ers completed the season with the most dominant playoff run in NFL history, outscoring opponents 126–26 and winning their fourth Super Bowl victory.
In 2007, ESPN.com's Page 2 ranked the 1989 49ers as the greatest team in Super Bowl history.This was the season were the 49ers added the black trim on the SF logo on the helmets which lasted until the 1995 season and the final season the team wore screen printed numbers on jerseys.
Quarterback Joe Montana had one of the greatest passing seasons in NFL history in 1989. Montana set a then-NFL record with a passer rating of 112.4, with a completion percentage of 70.2%, and a 26/8 touchdown-to-interception ratio. In the playoffs, Montana was even more dominant, with a 78.3% completion percentage, 800 yards, 11 touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 146.4 rating. Cold Hard Football Facts calls Montana's 1989 season "the one by which we must measure all other passing seasons."1990 Phoenix Cardinals season
The 1990 Phoenix Cardinals season was the franchise's 92nd season, 71st season in the National Football League and the 3rd in Arizona. Despite rookie running back Johnny Johnson creating a good enough impression to make the Pro Bowl, the Cardinals did not improve upon their 5–11 record from 1989.1991 Phoenix Cardinals season
The 1991 Phoenix Cardinals season was the 72nd season the team was in the National Football League (NFL). The team failed to improve on their previous output of 5–11, winning only four games. After beginning the season 2–0, the Cardinals suffered a tough schedule and lost their last eight matches to finish 4–12. This was the ninth consecutive season the Cardinals failed to qualify to the playoffs.
The Cardinals’ 196 points scored is the lowest total in franchise history for a 16-game season.Clemson Tigers football
The Clemson Tigers, known traditionally as the "Clemson University Fighting Tigers,” represent Clemson University in the sport of American football. The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Consistently ranked among the most elite college football programs in the United States, the team is known for its storied history, distinctive helmet, fight song and colors as well as the many traditions associated with the school.Formed in 1896, the program has over 700 wins and has achieved three consensus Division I Football National Championships in the modern era, and were College Football Playoff National Championship Finalists in 2015, 2016, and 2018, winning the championship game over the Alabama Crimson Tide for the 2016 and 2018 seasons. Clemson has had 6 undefeated seasons, 4 consecutive College Football Playoff appearances, 24 conference championships, 7 divisional titles, and has produced over 100 All-Americans, 17 Academic All-Americans and over 200 NFL players. Clemson has had seven members inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame including former players Banks McFadden, Terry Kinard, Jeff Davis, and former coaches John Heisman, Jess Neely, Frank Howard, and Danny Ford.
Clemson's streak of eight consecutive 10 win seasons ranks second in active streaks behind the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tigers have had fifteen seasons with 10 wins or more, nine of them with 11 to 12 wins or more by the end of the postseason.
With 24 total conference titles, Clemson is one of the founding members of the ACC, and holds 18 ACC titles, the most of any member, and holds the most combined conference football titles of any Atlantic Coast Conference school. The Tigers' most recent ACC championships were won "four in a row" from 2015 to 2018, the latter with a 12–0 regular season and a 42–10 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Among its seven undefeated regular seasons, Clemson was crowned poll-era National Champions and finished with its third perfect season with a win over Nebraska in the 48th Orange Bowl, and was the National Championship Finalist Runner-up with a 14–1 record in 2015. The following season, Clemson won the National Title over #1 Alabama in college football's first National Championship rematch in 2016, and again in 2018. The Tigers have 44 bowl appearances, 19 of which are among the New Year's Six Bowls, including 9 during the "Big Four" era. Clemson has finished in the Final Top 25 rankings 33 times in the modern era, and finished in either the AP or Coaches Polls a combined 57 times since 1939.
The Tigers play their home games in Memorial Stadium on the university's Clemson, South Carolina campus. The stadium is also known as "Death Valley" after a Presbyterian College head coach gave it the moniker in 1948 due to the many defeats his teams suffered there. Currently, it is the 16th largest stadium in college football.Clemson Tigers football statistical leaders
The Clemson Tigers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Clemson Tigers football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Tigers represent Clemson University in the NCAA's Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Although Clemson began competing in intercollegiate football in 1896, the school's official record book does not generally include statistics from before the 1940s, as records from before this time are often incomplete and inconsistent.
These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:
Since the 1940s, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.
The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.
Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Tigers have played in 16 bowl games since this decision, including two in 2015 and 2016, giving many recent players extra games to accumulate statistics. Similarly, the Tigers have played in the ACC Championship Game seven times since 2009.
The Tigers have topped the 5,000-yard mark 14 times in school history, with nine of those coming since 2010. The Tigers eclipsed 6,000 offensive yards for the first time in 2011 and have now done it six times. The Tigers set an offensive record in 2018, with 7,908 yards, their third year eclipsing the 7,000-yard mark. In 2015 they gained 7,718 yards and nearly matched it with 7,555 yards in 2016. This means more recent players will tend to dominate offensive lists.These lists are updated throughout the 2018 campaign.Danny Stubbs
Daniel Stubbs, II (born January 3, 1965) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins. He played college football at the University of Miami.Fernandina Beach High School
Fernandina Beach High School is a public high school located in Fernandina Beach, Florida. It is part of the Nassau County School District and serves grades 9 through 12. John Mazzella is the school's principal. For athletics, the school's colors are blue and gold and its teams' nickname is the "Pirates".Flagler
Flagler may refer to:
Henry Morrison Flagler, American businessman responsible for development of much of the Florida east coast
Terrence Flagler, American football player
Thomas T. Flagler, American politicianInstitutions
Flagler College, a private college in Florida named for Henry Morrison Flagler, located on part of his estatePlaces
Flagler County, Florida, named for Henry Morrison Flagler
Flagler Beach, FloridaTransportation
Flagler train or Dixie FlaglerList of Clemson Tigers in the NFL Draft
The Clemson University Tigers football team has had 243 players drafted into the National Football League (NFL) since the league began holding drafts in 1936. Each NFL franchise seeks to add new players through the annual NFL Draft. The draft rules were last updated in 2009. The team with the worst record the previous year picks first, the next-worst team second, and so on. Teams that did not make the playoffs are ordered by their regular-season record, with any remaining ties broken by strength of schedule. Playoff participants are sequenced after non-playoff teams, based on their round of elimination (wild card, division, conference, and Super Bowl).Before the merger agreements in 1966, the American Football League (AFL) operated in direct competition with the NFL and held a separate draft. This led to a massive bidding war over top prospects between the two leagues, along with the subsequent drafting of the same player in each draft. As part of the merger agreement on June 8, 1966, the two leagues held a multiple round "Common Draft". Once the AFL officially merged with the NFL in 1970, the "Common Draft" simply became the NFL Draft.Through the 2017 NFL Draft, the highest that a Tiger has ever been drafted is fourth overall, which has happened on three occasions: Banks McFadden in 1939, Gaines Adams in 2007, and Sammy Watkins in 2014. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants have drafted the most Tigers, each with seventeen Dashun watson. The only current NFL franchises that have not selected a Clemson Tiger are the Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers. Twenty-seven Tigers have been drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, with the most recent being Shaq Lawson in 2016. The single first round of the NFL Draft with the most Tigers selected was 1979, 1982, 2015, and 2017 with two players. Of the Tigers selected in the NFL Draft, seventeen have been selected to a Pro Bowl, nineteen have been a member of a Super Bowl winning team, and four have achieved both. The most Tigers selected in a single NFL Draft is nine, in 1983 and 2016.List of San Francisco 49ers first-round draft picks
The San Francisco 49ers entered professional football in 1946 as a member of the All-America Football Conference. The team joined the NFL along with the Cleveland Browns and the original Baltimore Colts in 1950. The 49ers' first draft selection in the NFL was Leo Nomellini, a defensive tackle from the University of Minnesota; the team's most recent pick was Mike McGlinchey, an offensive tackle from Notre Dame at number 9.
Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting", which is more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.
The 49ers have selected the No. 1 overall pick three times: Harry Babcock in 1953, Dave Parks in 1964, and most recently, Alex Smith in 2005. In its first three years as an NFL team, the 49ers picked three consecutive future Hall of Famers in the first round: Leo Nomellini, Y. A. Tittle, and Hugh McElhenny; since then, the team has picked four more future Hall of Famers in the first round (Jimmy Johnson, Lance Alworth, Ronnie Lott and Jerry Rice), making it seven in total. However, Lance Alworth elected to sign with the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League instead of the 49ers of the NFL, and never played for San Francisco.List of San Francisco 49ers players
These players have appeared in at least one regular season or postseason game for the San Francisco 49ers NFL franchise.List of alumni of Clemson University
Clemson University has tens of thousands of alumni; this article lists some of the better-known ones.Super Bowl XXIV
Super Bowl XXIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ers and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1989 season. The game was played on January 28, 1990, at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 49ers defeated the Broncos by the score of 55–10, winning their second consecutive Super Bowl, and tying the Pittsburgh Steelers with four Super Bowl victories. San Francisco also became the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls with two different head coaches; rookie head coach George Seifert took over after Bill Walsh retired following the previous season's Super Bowl.
The 49ers finished the 1989 regular season with a league best 14–2 record. The Broncos, who posted an 11–5 regular season record, entered the Super Bowl looking to avoid tying the Minnesota Vikings with four Super Bowl losses as well as the Vikings record of losing three Super Bowls in four years.
This game remains the most lopsided game in Super Bowl history. San Francisco's 55 points were the most ever scored by one team, and their 45-point margin of victory was the largest ever. The 49ers are also the only team to score at least eight touchdowns in a Super Bowl and at least two touchdowns in each quarter (the only mistake was a missed extra point attempt).
San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP, his third award in his fourth Super Bowl victory. He completed 22 of 29 passes for a total of 297 yards and a Super Bowl record 5 touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 yards. Montana's 75.9 completion percentage was the second highest in Super Bowl history, and he also set a record by completing 13 consecutive passes during the game. Montana became the third player in league history to win both the Super Bowl MVP and the AP Most Valuable Player Award during the same season, after Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw who did so in the 1966 and 1978 seasons, respectively.Timmy Smith
Timothy LaRay Smith (born January 21, 1964) is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Texas Tech University. Smith rose to stardom after setting a rushing record in Super Bowl XXII, but was never able to repeat his 15 minutes of fame and later became known for his legal problems.
1986 College Football All-America Team consensus selections