After being selected in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens, the player did not waste any time in sending his father a brand new luxury SUV as a token of his appreciation.
It’s only been a month since Zay Flowers joined the Baltimore Ravens, but he’s already giving back to the people who helped him get there.
Flowers recently bought his father, Willie Flowers, a brand-new Mercedes SUV as a treat. It was one of Flowers’ first big purchases after the draft. This gift was a small way for the new draftee to say thank you for all his dad has done.
“I used to see him get up and go to work at 4 a.m. in the morning; he did that every day Monday through Friday,” Flowers stated. Then, on Saturdays, he would get up, drive us to football games, cook everyone breakfast, and wash our clothing at the wash house. Then, return to work on Monday after doing the same thing on Sunday. Seeing him act in that way therefore inspired me.”Willie in particular has had to bear the brunt of the sacrifices made by the Flowers family. In 2005, Zay Flowers’ mother, Jackie Walden, lost her life as a result of a brain ιиנυяу. After this catastrophe, Willie Flowers was left to raise 14 children—Zay being the 11th—by himself. Additionally, Willie Flowers taught his son a significant lesson that makes his move to Baltimore seem like a divine intervention. Although Zay Flowers is only 5 feet 9 inches tall and 185 pounds, his father told him not to let that get in the way of his goals. Specifically, Willie Flowers compared his son to Steve Smith Sr., a former Ravens receiver. Smith was a popular comparison for the Boston College Eagles star before the draft. Nowadays, Zay Flowers can wear the shirt that his hero used to wear.”My dad always told me, ‘It doesn’t matter about size; it’s about what’s in your chest,'” Flowers reported. I always felt inspired by him because he told me, “You have to be like Steve Smith.” It was true that Steve Smith was a dog.Prior to his arrival in Baltimore, the Ravens were impressed by Zay Flowers’ attitude. A lot of the choice to bring the receiver to the Queen City came from the receiver’s story, said general manager Eric DeCosta after the first round of the draft.The coaches spend a lot of time researching and talking to players, and Zay was one of them. DeCosta said, “I haven’t met many more impressive face-to-face prospects when I’ve interviewed them at the Combine and then here in Baltimore.” He was really, really amazing in his story, his toughness, and his ability to just get through things and succeed.