Michael Floyd is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).
Let’s find out some fun facts about him!
1. Michael Floyd Jr. was born November 27, 1989 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
2. His parents are Mike Floyd Sr. and Theresa Romero, Floyd attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School, where he played for the Raiders football team as a wide receiver.
3. In his junior year, Floyd caught 63 passes for 1,240 yards and 16 touchdowns.
4. As a senior, he recorded 59 receptions for 1,247 yards (21.1 avg.) and 17 touchdowns, and added 497 rushing yards on 43 carries (11.6 avg.) while also returning 16 punts for 373 yards (23.3 avg.) and four more scores, helping lead his high school team to a 13-1 record and an appearance in the state championship game.
5. In order to afford the school, Floyd worked off a scholarship by helping the custodial staff clean the school before the day started. Floyd was named Minnesota Player of the Year twice by the Associated Press (AP) and Gatorade (2007, 2008).
6. He was a USA Today High School All-American in 2007, and was picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
7. In addition to football, Floyd also participated in basketball and track while at Cretin.
8. In basketball, he averaged 23.5 points per game as a senior for the Raiders, scoring at least 30 points in six games.
9. He totaled 1,380 points in his basketball career, finishing just 86 points short of the school record for most career points.
10. Ιn track and field, he competed as a sprinter and long jumper during his senior year.
11. He recorded personal-bests of 22.9 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 6.40 meters (20 ft, 6 in) in the long jump.
12. Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Floyd was listed as the No. 3 wide receiver in the nation.
13. He was ranked the top wide receiver and the third-best player on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest Top 20 list. Tom Lemming rated him the 15th-best player in the nation, while Scout.com ranked him as the 16th-best.
14. After narrowing his list of college choices to Michigan, Ohio State, Miami, Florida and Notre Dame, Floyd decided to play college football for the Fighting Irish, committing on October 19, 2007.
15. Floyd played college football at Notre Dame from 2008 to 2011, finishing with 271 catches for 3,686 yards and 37 touchdowns, all school records.
16. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
17. Floyd was dismissed from the Cardinals on December 14, 2016, two days after he was arrested on drinking and driving charges.
18. He was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots the following day, and after playing in just two games with the team, the Patriots won Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons.
19. During his high school years, Floyd was very active in the community, as he was a member of two groups, PRIDE (People Respect-ing Identity Diversity & Equity) and CHOICE (Choosing to Help Others In a Chemically Free Existence).
20. On March 20, 2011, Floyd was arrested for DUI.
21. On December 12, 2016, Floyd was arrested and charged with two counts of driving under the influence after he was found passed out behind the wheel.
22. On February 17, 2017, he was found guilty of extreme DUI, and was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days of house arrest.
23. After his release, he was ordered to pay a fine worth $5115.99 as part of his plea and undergo 30 hours of community service.