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Transfer Flowers cleared to play for Illinois State

Normal, IL (Sports Network) - Defensive back Bo Flowers, an Illinois transfer, was cleared by the NCAA to compete immediately for the Illinois State Redbirds, the team's athletic department announced.

Flowers, a graduate student at Illinois State, will play his final season in 2010.

"It's nice to see that Bo received his clearance by the NCAA today," head coach Brock Spack said. "We look forward to Bo playing on Saturday and we will try to filter him in where we can. Hopefully, he can help us in the secondary and bring another veteran presence to that group."

Flowers played in nine games for Illinois in 2008, starting three at safety. Flowers competed in five games as a junior last year.

He will make his Illinois State debut at Northwestern on Saturday.

09/10 12:06:03 ET