Erik Mathews Flowers (born March 1, 1978 in San Antonio, Texas) is a former professional American football defensive end at Arizona State University and was selected in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. he earned the starting job in 2001, but was benched after 5 games, and was released during training camp the next year, being claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans. After being cut by the Texans on September 3, 2003, Flowers joined the St. Louis Rams three months later and played linebacker with them for the next two seasons. On July 22, 2005, he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.
On March 6, 2006, Flowers signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League as defensive end. However, he suffered a back injury which prevented him from reporting to the Argos' training camp which began in late May.