Malcom Floyd

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For his older brother and retired NFL receiver with a similar name, see Malcolm Floyd.
Malcom Floyd
Malcom Floyd.JPG
Floyd in 2012.
No. 80     San Diego Chargers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-08) September 8, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: Wyoming
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 239
Receiving Yards 4,133
Receiving TDs 25
Stats at NFL.com

Malcom Floyd (born September 8, 1981 in Sacramento, California) is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Chargers as [1] an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Wyoming. Floyd is the second half Samoan, half African-American wide receiver in the NFL (the first being his brother who played for the Oilers in the 1990s).[citation needed]

Early years[edit]

Floyd played at River City High School in West Sacramento, California, where he was an All-Metro and Offensive MVP of the league. He was also a First-team all-league selection in basketball.

College career[edit]

Floyd attended Wyoming from 1999-2004 while there he majored in health sciences. As a freshman, he redshirted in 1999. Floyd was a First-team all-conference selection by Football News and Sporting News as a sophomore. Floyd finished his career with 186 catches for 2,411 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was an Honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference as senior.

Professional career[edit]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

As an NFL prospect in 2004, Floyd was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent after the 2004 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measureables
Weight 40 yd 20 ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic Triple I Score
214 lb (97 kg) 4.44s 4.18s 6.66s 38 in (96.5 cm)[2] X X H

(* represents NFL Combine)

In 2004, Floyd was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted rookie soon after the draft on April 30. He was waived on September 5 and signed to the practice squad two days later, and then re-signed to the active roster on December 11.

Floyd started against the Kansas City Chiefs on January 2, 2005 and caught his first NFL touchdown, a 13-yard pass from Philip Rivers which also happened to be Rivers’s own first career touchdown. Floyd helped set up a second-quarter touchdown catch by Ryan Krause with a 27-yard catch down to Chiefs’ 10-yard line, leading to a touchdown three plays later. Floyd played as a back-up in the Wild Card Playoff game against the New York Jets.

In 2005, Floyd was released on September 3 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later. He spent the first 12 weeks of the season on the Chargers’ practice squad. He was then signed to the main roster on December 7 but remained inactive for the rest of the season.

In 2006, Floyd caught a 31-yard touchdown pass against the Baltimore Ravens, on a play in which Samari Rolle slipped and fell in coverage. He caught a touchdown pass for second time in two weeks with a nine-yard tip-toe catch in the back corner of the end zone against Pittsburgh. Floyd caught a career-long 46-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of the win against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was selected as the Chargers Alumni Player of Week following the game in Cincinnati, after substituting for Eric Parker who was out with a neck injury. Floyd left Cincinnati with his first-career 100-yard game, making five catches for 109 yards and a touchdown. He was inactive for Week 13 game against Denver game with an ankle injury. Floyd was placed on injured reserve due to the ankle injury on December 14.

In 2007, Floyd made a 25-yard catch on a 3rd-and-13 play during the opening drive of the second half against Green Bay that helped set up 21-yard touchdown catch-and-run by LaDainian Tomlinson. He helped extend the Chargers' touchdown drive on the opening series of the Week 6 game against the Oakland Raiders with a 16-yard catch on 3rd down.

In 2008, Floyd was re-signed by the Chargers as a restricted free agent. He went on to play in 13 games with three starts. He ended the season with 27 receptions good for 465 yards and four touchdowns.

In 2009, following the release of Chris Chambers, Floyd became the Chargers' number two starting receiver. Floyd played in 16 games, with 45 receptions for 776 yards, a 17.2 YPR, and one touchdown.

In 2010, Floyd signed a one year RFA tender contract on June 7. He played 11 games with 37 receptions for 717 yards, despite missing five games with a groin injury. Floyd averaged 19.4 yards per catch as he emerged as an elite downfield threat.

After the end of the 2011 NFL Lockout, Floyd was courted by the Ravens before re-signing for 2 years with the San Diego Chargers on August 5.[3]

Again playing in limited games due to injury, Floyd missed 4 games, but still put up a career high 856 receiving yards. For the second straight year he averaged over 19 yards per catch, this year averaging 19.9. It was also the ninth highest average in team history among players with at least 40 catches.

Floyd also performed a rather impressive feat in 2011 when 41 of his 43 catches went for first downs. The 95.3 percent clip was the second-highest in NFL history (min. 32 catches). Only Henry Ellard, who totaled 71 first downs on 74 catches (95.9%) for the Washington Redskins in 1994, posted a higher percentage.[4]

In 2012, Floyd was on his way to a 1,000-yard season when his campaign was cut short by two games as result of an ankle injury. He still managed to lead the team with a career-high 56 catches and score five touchdowns.

In 2013, Floyd was carted off the practice field on August 12 with a potentially serious right knee injury. An MRI brought good news as Floyd avoided a ligament tear.[5][6]

On September 15, 2013, during a Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Floyd was again carted off the field after an undisclosed head injury. He had feeling in all limbs and was awake and alert in the hospital, and it was announced he would fly to back to San Diego with his team, not needing to stay overnight at the hospital. He was placed on injured reserve on October 1, 2013 as a result of this neck injury.

On September 8, 2014, Floyd was able to return from his injury to play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 Monday Night Game. He caught 4 passes for 50 yards including a six-yard touchdown reception.

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team Games Receptions Targets Receiving Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Receiving Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2004 SD 4 3 - 49 16.3 27 1 2 0 0
2006 SD 12 15 31 210 14.0 46 3 9 0 0
2007 SD 6 7 13 97 13.9 25 0 4 0 0
2008 SD 13 27 37 465 17.2 49 4 21 0 0
2009 SD 16 45 76 776 17.2 53 1 36 0 0
2010 SD 11 37 77 717 19.4 55 6 33 1 0
2011 SD 12 43 70 856 19.9 52 5 41 0 0
2012 SD 14 56 84 814 14.5 39 5 47 0 0
2013 SD 2 6 11 149 24.8 47 0 5 0 0
Total Total 90 239 399 4,133 17.3 55 25 198 1 0

[7]

Personal[edit]

Floyd's older brother, Malcolm, played wide receiver for the Houston Oilers from 19941997. The older brother was allowed to name his sibling, and he named him after himself—their father introduced the spelling difference.[8]

Floyd’s mother, Leataata, still resides in Sacramento where she volunteers as a mentor, tutor, counselor and ambassador, who teaches Polynesian dancing after school each day at one of the poorest schools in the city. In 2012, the Sacramento School District paid tribute to Floyd by changing the name of the school where she has given so much of her time from Jedediah Smith Elementary to Leataata Floyd Elementary.[9]

Floyd and his wife, Daphne, have two sons, Maiu and Malc. In his spare time, Malcom enjoys playing basketball, bodyboarding at Mission Beach and spending time grilling out with his family. An all-conference hoopster in high school, Floyd’s team won the school’s intramural championship while he was an undergrad at Wyoming.[10]

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