#3 Michael Floyd
CAREER: One of the top wide receivers in college football … has totaled 171 receptions for 2,539 yards and 28 touchdowns while starting 29 of 30 games played in an Irish uniform … listed on the NCAA FBS active career charts in receiving touchdowns (28, t-2nd), receiving yards per game (84.6, 3rd), receiving yards (2539, 4th) and receptions per game (5.7, t-4th) … 28 TD receptions is a school record … recorded 13 100-yard receiving games in his career, tied for second in Notre Dame history … ninth Notre Dame wideout to ever register 2,000 career receiving yards … third wideout in Irish history to have two separate seasons rank in the top 10 for receiving touchdowns in a single season … only Notre Dame wideout to ever register four games with at least 10 receptions … caught two or more touchdown passes seven times in his career … third Irish wide receiver to have three or more touchdown receptions in multiple games … first player in school history to register multiple touchdown catches of at least 80 yards … has a reception in 29 of the 30 games he has suited up for the Irish … the only game he failed to make a reception came against Navy in 2008 when he was injured early in the first quarter while blocking downfield … set freshman records at Notre Dame for receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs … became fourth Irish freshman in last 20 years to score TD on first career catch, joining Raghib ‘Rocket’ Ismail and Derek Brown in 1988 and Derrick Mayes in 1992.
2010 (JUNIOR): Started 12 games for the Irish (did not play against Navy due to a hamstring injury) … registered 13 catches of 20 yards or more … 55 of 79 catches resulted in a touchdown or first down … 17 of 20 receptions on third down plays resulted in a touchdown or first down … totaled 1,025 yards receiving on 79 receptions… registered 12 receiving touchdowns … the 79 catches ranked second in single-season school history, while his 12 touchdowns tied for fourth most in a season and his 1,025 receiving yards ranked seventh … despite sitting out much of the third and fourth quarters versus both Western Michigan and Miami (Fla.), totaled 44 receptions for 558 yards and nine touchdowns in the final six games of 2010 … ranked 15th in the FBS in receptions per game (6.58), 21st in the FBS in receiving yards per game (85.42) and 29th in the FBS in total receiving yards (1,025) … hauled in five receptions for 82 yards, including a 34-yard grab in the victory over Purdue in the season opener … totaled 66 yards on five catches against Michigan … recorded his first two touchdown catches of the season at Michigan State, grabbing seven and 24-yard passes from Dayne Crist … added 110 yards on eight receptions against Stanford … registered four receptions for 69 yards, including a 35-yard grab in the victory at Boston College … caught seven passes for 59 yards and one touchdown in the triumph over Pittsburgh … hauled in three touchdowns passes against Western Michigan, one of which was on Notre Dame’s first offensive play from scrimmage … finished with nine catches for 157 yards against the Broncos … collected 11 catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns against Tulsa … registered a touchdown catch in the second quarter of the win over Utah … posted a touchdown catch in four straight games (Pittsburgh, Western Michigan, Tulsa and Utah) and totaled seven touchdown grabs in the stretch … recorded four receptions for 39 yards against the Utes … registered three catches for 63 yards, including a 33-yard grab and a nine-yard run (his only rush of the season) versus Army … collected 11 receptions for 86 yards in the victory at USC … recorded six catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns in the Hyundai Sun Bowl victory over Miami (Fla.) … named C.M. Hendricks Most Valuable Player of Hyundai Sun Bowl … 2010 Notre Dame Monogram Club Most Valuable Player Award … totaled 785 snaps on offense, the most of any Irish wide receiver.
2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played and started in seven games (did not play against Purdue, Washington, USC, Boston College and Washington State due to injury) … ranked second on team with 44 catches for 795 yards and nine touchdowns … surpassed 100 yards receiving in a game on five occasions, tied for fourth most in a season by a Notre Dame player … joined Golden Tate as only two Irish players since Derrick Mayes in 1995 to post three consecu- tive 100-yard receiving games … opened season catching four passes for 189 yards and three TDs vs. Nevada, marking second-best single-game total by an Irish sophomore receiver in school history (Jim Seymour, 276 yards against Purdue in 1966) … 189 receiving yards marked eighth-most yards at the time (since moved to ninth best) … set school record for highest yards per reception average in a game by averaging 47.3 yards per catch against Nevada … became first Irish player to record two receptions of at least 70 yards in same game as he accomplished that feat against Wolf Pack … established career best with 88-yard TD reception against Nevada, fourth longest reception in Irish history … snagged seven catches for 131 yards and a TD the following week against Michigan … his 131 yards were the most against Wolverines byan Irish player in the history of the rivalry … 320 receiving yards through first two games were most over any two-game span since Tim Brown registered 360 yards in consecutive games during 1986 season … recorded two catches for 38 yards and a TD against Michigan State before suffering shoulder injury …returned to lineup against Navy, grabbing 10 passes for 141 yards and a TD … the 10 receptions are most ever for an Irish receiver in series against Navy … had seven catches for 107 yards against Pittsburgh … against Connecticut hauled in eight catches for 104 yards and a TD … wrapped up season with six catches for 85 yards and two TDs against Stanford.
2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 of Notre Dame’s 13 games on the year, only missing the final two games of the regular season (Syracuse and USC) due to an injury sustained early (third play of the game) against Navy … re- corded seven touchdown receptions on the year, breaking the record for an Irish rookie (previously held by teammate Duval Kamara’s four TDs in 2007) … also caught 48 balls to break another Notre Dame freshman record in receptions (Kamara had 32 in 2007) … his 719 receiving yards set the mark for Notre Dame first-year players (Tony Hunter had 690 in 1979) … four 100-yard receiving games during the season … registered one catch for 22 yards and a TD during his career debut vs. San Diego State… his first career reception went for a TD (22-yard reception late in the first half ) and made him the first freshman to ever record a TD reception in a season opener … also the first freshman to ever score Notre Dame’s first points to open a season by TD … his first career TD made him only the fourth Irish receiver in the last 20 years whose first career catch was a TD (Raghib ‘Rocket’ Ismail and Derek Brown in 1988 and Derrick Mayes in 1992) … started his first career game in week two vs. Michigan … had a breakout game against Michigan State, recording then career-highs in catches (seven), yards (86) and longest catch (26 yards) while recording his second TD of the season … recorded six catches for 100 yards vs. Purdue … had five catches for 93 yards in the first half alone against the Boilermakers … finished the contest with six catches for 100 yards, making him only the second Irish freshman to have at least 100 receiving yards since Derrick Mayes in 1992 against Pittsburgh (Golden Tate had 104 yards vs. Purdue in 2007) … against Stanford, he became the first freshman since Joe Howard in 1981 to record consecutive games of 100-plus yards receiving … recorded 115 receiving yards and collected his third TD on the season on a 48-yard pass from QB Jimmy Clausen … became the first Notre Dame wideout to eclipse 100 yards in consecutive weeks since Jeff Samardzija on Nov. 4 (North Carolina) and Nov. 11 (Air Force) of 2006 … recorded fifth consecutive start of the season vs. North Carolina, catching six balls for 93 yards and a TD (his second consecutive game with a TD) … went over the 100-yard mark (107) receiving for the third time in four games vs. Washington and also recorded his fifth TD reception of the campaign … had four catches for 107 yards, including a 51-yard TD reception on the third play of the game against the Huskies … the TD catch broke the Notre Dame record for TD receptions by a freshman … set the Irish freshman record for receptions in a game and in a season vs. Pittsburgh, hauling in 10 catches for 100 yards and two TDs … the 10 receptions was the most by any Notre Dame receiver since Rhema McKnight had 10 receptions against Army in 2006 … managed to catch five balls for 69 yards against a tough Boston College secondary … caught two passes for 17 yards vs. Hawai’i , including a 15-yard grab in his first game action in nearly three games … logged 237:27 minutes and one special-teams appearance.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio … chosen Gatorade Player of the Year for Minnesota as a junior and senior … named Minnesota Player of the Year as a junior and senior by the Associated Press … named first-team All-American by USA Today following his senior season … placed on Parade All-America team as one of the 58 best players in the country and one of fourall-purposeplayers…one of 30 players named to the EA SportsAll- America first team … named a second-team All-American by Scout.com … earned first-team all-state accolades from the Minnesota Associated Press as a junior and senior … recipient of 2007 Minnesota Mr. Football award … named the state’s Player of the Year by St. Paul Pioneer Press … ranked the top wide receiver and the third-best player on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest Top 20 list … rated the 15th-best player in the nation by Tom Lemming and CSTV … Scout.com ranked him as the 16th-best prospect in the country … touted as the 27th-best player in the country by Rivals.com … ranked No. 28 by Sports Illustrated/TAKKLE.com … rated the 29th-best player on the ESPN 150 list … labeled by Scout.com as the top player in Minnesota and the fifth-best wide receiver in the country … Ri- vals.com considered him the top player in Minnesota and sixth-best wide receiver in the nation … recorded 59 receptions for 1,247 yards (21.1 avg.) and 17 TDs as a senior and added 497 rushing yards on 43 carries (11.6 avg.) … returned 16 punts for 373 yards (23.3 avg.) and four touchdowns … helped lead his high school team to a 13-1 record and appearance in the state championship game … averaged 23.5 points per game as a senior for his high school basketball team … tabbed high school athlete of the year for the St. Paul, Minn. area by the St. Paul Pioneer Press … scored at least 30 points in six basketball games as a senior … totaled 1,380 points in his basketball career, finishing just 86 points of school record for most career points … named to Rivals.com junior All-America second team … caught 63 passes for 1,240 yards and 16 TDs during junior year … active in the community and is a member of two groups, PRIDE (People Respect- ing Identity Diversity & Equity) and CHOICE (Choosing to Help Others In a Chemically Free Existence) … attended the same high school as former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke, American League batting champion Joe Mauer and former Irish football players Ryan Harris and Marcus Freeman … played for coach Mike Scanlan at Cretin-Derham … born Nov. 27, 1989 … son of Mike Floyd Sr. and Theresa Romero … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology
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