J. T. Floyd
Floyd on sidelines against UMass, 2012
Michigan WolverinesNo. 8
Cornerback Redshirt Senior
Major: General studies
Date of birth: (1989-12-08) December 8, 1989 (age 30)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Career history
High school: J. L. Mann High School
Bowl games
2012 Sugar Bowl, 2011 Gator Bowl
Career highlights and awards

James Thomas "J. T." Floyd III (born December 8, 1989) is a cornerback playing his redshirt senior season for the Michigan Wolverines football team in 2012. He was a honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference selection for the 2011 and 2012 teams.

High schoolEdit

He was a first team All-State defensive back as a junior and first team All-state wide receiver as a senior.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
J. T. Floyd
Greenville, South Carolina Mann (SC) 5 ft 11.75 in (182.25 cm) 179.5 lb (81.4 kg) 4.615 Jan 31,
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 75 (S)   Rivals: 20 (SC)  ESPN: 75 (ATH), 29 (SC)
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Made his career debut against Western Michigan on September 5, 2009 as a redshirt freshman for the 2009 Wolverines.[1][2] For the 2010 team his 66 tackles ranked sixth in the conference per game for the 2010 Big Ten Conference football season.[2] Floyd notched a key forced fumble in the opening game against Connecticut on September 4.[3] He made his first interception in the 28–24 September 11, 2010 rivalry game victory against Notre Dame.[2][4] He posted 7 solo tackles and six assists on October 2, 2010 against Indiana and then posted 10 solo tackles and 3 assists the following week in the Paul Bunyan Trophy game against Michigan State on October 9. Floyd accumulated no statistics in the final five games of the season.[2][5] He suffered ankle ligament damage on Tuesday November 2 during practice that required season-ending surgery.[6]

Floyd did not recover from his injury in time for spring practice and found himself battling for a starting position prior to his fourth-year junior season.[7] He switched from #12 to #8 (formerly worn by Jonas Mouton) prior to the 2011 season.[1] He made his second interception the against Notre Dame on September 10, 2011 in the first night game at Michigan Stadium.[8][9] He added another interception against Illinois on November 12.[10] The interception came when Michigan was protecting a 17–7 lead in the fourth quarter.[11] He was an honorable mention 2011 All-Big Ten Conference selection by both the coaches and the media for the 2011 Wolverines.[12][13] Floyd finished among the conference leaders in passes defended/game (.77, t-5th).[14] Floyd started 12 games in 2012, recording 48 tackles and 5 pass break ups.[15] He was also a 2012 All-Big Ten honorable mention selection by both the coaches and the media for the 2012 Wolverines.[16][17]

Coach Brady Hoke has suspended J.T. Floyd for undisclosed reasons, and he will not travel with the team to the January 1, 2013 Outback Bowl.[18]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "J.T. Floyd 8". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Team: Michigan: Year: 2011 Thru 11/26/11: Player: J.T. Floyd". National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2011-11-26. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  3. Carty, Jim (2010-09-04). "At Michigan, a Day of Record Numbers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  4. "Michigan 28 (2-0, 1-0 away); Notre Dame 24 (1-1, 1-1 home)". ESPN. 2010-09-11. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  5. "J.T. Floyd Game By Game Stats (2010)". ESPN. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  6. Bigelow, Pete (2010-11-03). "Michigan cornerback J.T. Floyd lost for season with ankle injury". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  7. Meinke, Kyle (2011-08-15). "Michigan football player J.T. Floyd fighting to reclaim starting cornerback job after ankle injury". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  8. "Notre Dame 31 (0-2, 0-1 away); Michigan 35 (2-0, 2-0 home)". ESPN. 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  9. "Michigan scores with 2 seconds left, stuns Irish". ESPN. 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  10. "(24) Michigan 31 (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten); Illinois 14 (6-4, 2-4 Big Ten)". ESPN. 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  11. Knight, Jim (2011-11-12). "Game balls: They go to Fitzgerald Toussaint, J.T. Floyd and others". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  12. "Molk Named Top Offensive Lineman to Headline Big Ten Awards". CBS Interactive. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  13. "Big Ten Announces 2011 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners". CBS Interactive. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  14. "2011 Big Ten Football: Leaders". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
  15. "Michigan Statistics".
  16. "Lewan, Hagerup Win Top Position Awards at Big Ten Banquet". CBS Interactive. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  17. "Big Ten Announces 2012 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners". CBS Interactive. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  18. "Michigan suspends 3 players for Outback Bowl". Sports Illustrated. 2012-12-17. Retrieved 2012-12-18.

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