Ryan Flournoy

American football player (born 1999)

American football player
Ryan Flournoy
No. 18 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1999-10-27) October 27, 1999 (age 24)
Hazel Crest, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor, Illinois)
College:Central Missouri (2018–2020)
Iowa Western CC (2021)
Southeast Missouri State (2022–2023)
NFL draft:2024 / Round: 6 / Pick: 216
Career history
  • Dallas Cowboys (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-OVC (2022)
Player stats at PFR

Ryan Flournoy (born October 27, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Central Missouri Mules, Iowa Western Reivers and Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. He was selected by the Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2024 NFL draft.

Early life and high school

Flournoy was born on October 27, 1999, and grew up in Hazel Crest, Illinois.[1] He grew up a fan of the Chicago Bears and watched highlights of players such as Gale Sayers and Walter Payton, deciding his goal was to become a National Football League (NFL) player at age five.[2] He first played football when he was five and continued while attending Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, Illinois, where he played wide receiver.[1]

At Homewood-Flossmoor, where Flournoy also ran track, he saw limited playing time in his few years before having his best year as a senior, totaling 28 receptions for 480 yards and seven touchdowns.[1] He received little attention as a recruit and enrolled at NCAA Division II school Central Missouri.[3]

College career

Flournoy redshirted his first year at Central Missouri, 2018.[4] He missed the start of his second season due to injury and posted 17 receptions for 170 yards upon returning, while dealing with a partially-torn ACL.[1][5] The 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Flournoy transferred to Iowa Western Community College in 2021.[1] With Iowa Western, he was the team's top receiver and totaled 32 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns, helping them reach the NJCAA national championship, where Flournoy scored each of the team's touchdowns in their 31–13 loss.[5][6]

Flournoy had one offer to play NCAA Division I football, from the FCS Southeast Missouri State Redhawks, and transferred there in 2022.[7] He became a top player for the team, becoming captain in his first year and recording 61 catches for 984 yards and seven touchdowns in 2022 while being chosen first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).[8] He returned for a final season in 2023, being named to The Athletic's college football "Freaks List" entering the year.[9] He repeated as a first-team all-conference selection despite missing time due to a broken hand, ending the year with 57 catches for 839 yards and six touchdowns.[4][8] He graduated from Southeast Missouri State in December 2023 with a degree in general studies.[1] He was invited to the Hula Bowl, the East–West Shrine Bowl, the 2024 Senior Bowl, and to the NFL Scouting Combine.[8][10][11][12] At the Senior Bowl, he was among the only FCS players and was the first Southeast Missouri State player selected since 1998.[2]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
202 lb
(92 kg)
31+58 in
(0.80 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
All values from NFL Combine[13][14]

Flournoy was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (216th overall) of the 2024 NFL draft.[15]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Brugler, Dane (April 2024). "The Beast: 2024 NFL Draft Guide" (PDF). p. 75.
  2. ^ a b Fishbain, Kevin (February 5, 2024). "Bears buzz at the Senior Bowl: Caleb Williams, new QB coach, top prospects". The Athletic. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  3. ^ "Ryan Flournoy NFL Draft 2024: Scouting Report for Southeast Missouri State WR". Bleacher Report. 2024. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  4. ^ a b Huggins II, Gerald J. (April 23, 2024). "2024 FCS NFL Draft Scouting Report: SEMO WR Ryan Flournoy". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  5. ^ a b Herrell, Clay (April 18, 2024). "Road to the 2024 NFL Draft: Flournoy leaves behind a legacy at SEMO". Semoball.com. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  6. ^ Davis, Tom (April 24, 2022). "Newest SEMO WR makes immediate (and BIG) impact this spring". Semoball.com. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  7. ^ Davis, Tom (January 26, 2024). "SEMO star WR invited to NFL Combine". Semoball.com. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  8. ^ a b c Andrews, Joe (March 8, 2024). "Puni among past Central Missouri football athletes at NFL Combine". Sedalia Democrat. Archived from the original on April 25, 2024. Retrieved May 15, 2024 – via archive.ph.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Feldman, Bruce (August 15, 2023). "College football Freaks List 2023: Bruce Feldman's rankings, with a true freshman at No. 1". The Athletic. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  10. ^ Siegel, Jake (December 11, 2023). "SEMO Wide Receiver Ryan Flournoy to play in Hula Bowl & enter NFL Draft". WSIL-TV. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  11. ^ "Flournoy Accepts Opportunity to Play in 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl". Southeast Missouri State Redhawks. January 11, 2024. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  12. ^ McKinnell, Zach (January 30, 2024). "2024 Senior Bowl: Two Former FCS Players Shine On Day 1". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 4, 2024.
  13. ^ "Ryan Flournoy Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 15, 2024.
  14. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Ryan Flournoy College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 15, 2024.
  15. ^ Drummond, K. D. (April 27, 2024). "Cowboys select athletic flyer, WR Ryan Flournoy at No. 216". USA Today. Retrieved July 4, 2024.

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  • Southeast Missouri State Redhawks bio
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