New Vikings wide receiver Floyd in purple and gold again

| May 12, 2017 | 2 Comments

Former Cretin-Derham Hall football star Michael Floyd plans to make big catches in Minnesota again.

Floyd signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings May 10 according to the Star Tribune. He spent most of the past six years in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals before a short stint with the New England Patriots.

A St. Paul native, Floyd developed into one of the nation’s top high school wide receivers in the 2008 college recruiting class. He dominated while at Cretin-Derham Hall, especially his last two years where he caught 122 passes for 2,487 yards and 33 touchdowns. The Raiders reached the Prep Bowl with Floyd in 2007 but fell short to Eden Prairie.

He went on to play at the University of Notre Dame 2008-2011. He excelled with the Irish, catching 217 passes for 3,686 yards and 37 TDs. The Irish finished .500 or better every season with Floyd in the lineup.

Floyd’s success led to becoming the 13th overall pick in 2012 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He racked up 3,697 yards and 23 TDs in six regular seasons with the team. He helped them to three winning seasons and NFC South Division title in 2015.

His time in Arizona ended Dec. 14 when the team released him following a DUI incident. New England picked up Floyd off waivers, and he contributed to the Patriots’ Super Bowl run but saw limited playing time.

Floyd became the third Cretin-Derham Hall alum to win a Super Bowl ring though he didn’t play in the game. Former Raiders Matt Birk and Ryan Harris won titles with the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos respectively.



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