Michael Floyd is an American athlete who plays football as a wide receiver for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League (NFL). His skills in the game of football were notable during his days at high school and also at college. During the 2012 NFL Draft, he emerged as the 13th overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round. He has a number of legal issues in his record which led to his dismissal from playing for the Cardinals in 2016.
The legal issues didn’t make Michael relent in his career and later on, he played for other teams. Find everything you should know about the NFL player here.
Early Life and Career Achievements
The wide receiver was born on November 27, 1989, in Saint Paul Minnesota. He was born to Mike Floyd Snr and Theresa Romero. Michael is an American who has taken his career path to be a professional in the game of football.
He enrolled at the Cretin Derham Hall High school and later attended Notre Dame College where he was also dedicated to the game of football just like his days at high school. Things were not rosy for Michael Floyd’s family and he had to do menial jobs in order to afford high school. He worked as a cleaner in his school where he cleaned and put things in order before other students resumed.
As a junior in college, he caught 63 passes for 1,240 yards in addition to 16 touchdowns. He continued to groom his skills and by the time he was a senior, he recorded 59 receptions for 1,247 yards, 17 touchdowns, in addition to 497 rushing yards per 43 carries, leading his team to participate in the state championship game. He was later named the Minnesota Player of the Year for two consecutive times by the Associated Press and Gatorade in 2007 and 2008.
His high school performance ranked him as a United States of America Today High School All-American in 2007. The wide receiver was touted as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com and was also the number 3 best player on Detroit Free Press Best of Midwest Top 20 list.
He got other rankings from Tom Lemming; a high school football analyst as the 15th best student-athlete in the nation and Scout.com listed him as the 16th best in the nation.
Michael is a lover of everything sports, he was not only limited to the game of football, but also played basketball and was very good in tracks as well.
In 2012, he became a professional footballer, selected in the first round, 13th overall by the Arizona Cardinals. He showed off his skills on the fields, played back-to-back for four seasons and also proved his worth in the team.
Later in 2016, he had issues with the authorities and was arrested for drinking and driving. His team was not happy with the news and later laid him off. Almost immediately, Michael signed with the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, he wasn’t successful with the team and couldn’t participate in the Superbowl that year.
The following year, in the month of May, Michael Floyd signed a one-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings worth $1.5 million. Two months after he joined the team, he was suspended for violation of NFL Policy and Program for Substance Abuse. He resumed in the month of October in a game against the Chicago Bears.
When his contract with the Vikings came to an end, he signed with the New Orleans Saints on July 31, 2018, but was released on September 1, 2018. Sixteen days later, he signed a contract with the Washington Redskins.
Does He Have a Girlfriend?
Michael Floyd has a straight sexual orientation and is currently in a jolly relationship with Maddy Thomas. He met her during his days at Notre Dame and since then, the two have never recorded an ugly experience in their relationship. Michael and Maddy grew up in Saint Paul and both attended the same high school. Though marriage might be in the future plans of the couple, they look happy together as it is.
Other Interesting Facts
Athletes practically take a daily check on their body frame in order to keep fit for better performance in their games. As for Michael Floyd, he has done same and has built an athletic body frame. Comparing his height to a few other athletes who are blessed with great heights we wouldn’t be wrong to say he is on the average side as he stands at 6 feet 3 inches. He weighs 100 kg and measures 32 7⁄8 inches for his arm length and 9 3⁄8 inches for his hand length.
He has played in so many teams and we could say he is an amazing NFL footballer. Despite his several issues with the policies guiding the NFL, Floyd has managed to do a great job on the gridiron and amassed a great fortune in the process. He has an annual salary of $2,492,875 and is estimated to have a net worth of $10.8 million.