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All You Need to Know About Malcom Floyd

Posted Jul 8, 2014

Get ready for the 2014 season by learning all about Malcom Floyd.

Over the coming days, we’ll highlight a few notable Chargers with their 2014 Media Guide profile.  Up next is wide receiver Malcom Floyd

The veteran member of the Chargers’ receiving corps and the team’s 2012 offensive player of the year, Floyd had a major scare early in the 2013 season when he had to leave Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia in an ambulance as result of a hit following a catch over the middle. It came after a 100-yard first half against the Eagles. The diagnosis was a neck injury. He finished the year on the “Reserve-Injured” list and immediately began focusing on a return to the field in 2014.

A mainstay in the Chargers’ offensive lineup since 2008, Floyd’s career totals include 239 catches for 4,133 yards and 25 touchdowns. His 17.3-yards per catch average is the fourth-highest in team history among players with at least 200 career catches.

Floyd 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. Floyd’s first 23 catches of the season all went for first downs and his first catch that didn’t result in a first down wasn’t until Dec. 11. Floyd finished 2011 with a career-high 856 yards and a career-best 19.9-yard average, which was the highest in the league among players with more than 800 yards receiving. It was also the ninth highest average in team history among players with at least 40 catches.

An undrafted free agent from a heralded class in 2004, Floyd is one of the team’s most popular players. His older brother, Malcolm, played wide receiver for the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams in the mid ’90s. The elder Floyd is currently the head football coach at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento, Calif.

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.

Floyd and his wife, Daphne, have three sons. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball and spending time grilling 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.

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