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James T. Flowers

This Akron born athlete, who later in life served as Summit County sheriff, played tackle and fullback on Central High School’s unbeaten (8-0) team in 1913. He entered Ohio State in 1916 but his career was interrupted by World War I. While serving in the U.S. Army, he continued to play football and was named by Walter Camp to the All-American Expeditionary Force eleven. Returned to playing end at OSU, graduating in 1921. He finished out his playing careers performing for owner Frank Nied on the Akron Props team from 1921 to 1926.

Inducted 1959 | Football