Brian Flores

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Brian Flores
New England Patriots
Position:Defensive Coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1981-02-24) February 24, 1981 (age 37)
Brooklyn, New York
Career information
High school:Brooklyn (NY) Poly Prep Country Day
College:Boston College
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

Brian Flores (born February 24, 1981) is the current defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He grew up in Brownsville in Brooklyn, New York.[1] After attending Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, Flores played football at Boston College as a linebacker from 1999 through 2003. An injury prevented him from playing in the NFL.[1] In 2004, Flores joined the Patriots as a scouting assistant. He became a pro scout in 2006 before moving to the coaching staff as a special teams coaching assistant in 2008. His title was changed to assistant coach offense/special teams in 2010. He was named defensive assistant in 2011. In 2012, he was named safeties coach. He was named linebackers coach ahead of the 2016 season. In 2018, he took over the Patriots' defensive playcalling duties.

Flores is most remembered for substituting Malcom Butler in the closing seconds of Super Bowl 49. Flores is seen on NFL Films yelling "Malcom Go." Butler would then intercept Russell Wilson to clinch Super Bowl 49. Named Defensive Coordinator in 2018. [2] He is Honduran American. [1]


  1. ^ a b c Ian O'Connor (January 30, 2017). "The Patriots' next coaching star? His odds were incredibly long".
  2. ^ "Brian Flores to call Pats' defensive plays without DC title". March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.

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