For his older brother and retired NFL receiver with a similar name, see Malcolm Floyd.
Malcom Floyd
Floyd in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 80     San Diego Chargers
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-08) September 8, 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: Wyoming
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions     233
Receiving Yards     3,984
Receiving TDs     25
Stats at

Malcom Floyd (born September 8, 1981 in Sacramento, California) is an American football wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Chargers as [1] an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Wyoming. Floyd is the second half Samoan, half African-American wide receiver in the NFL (the first being his brother who played for the Oilers in the 1990s).[citation needed]

Early years

Floyd played at River City High School in West Sacramento, California, where he was an All-Metro and Offensive MVP of the league. He was also a First-team all-league selection in basketball.

College career

Floyd attended Wyoming from 1999-2004 while there he majored in health sciences. As a freshman, he redshirted in 1999. Floyd was a First-team all-conference selection by Football News and Sporting News as a sophomore. Floyd finished his career with 186 catches for 2,411 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was an Honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference as senior. His parents names are Alice Floyd and Malcolm Floyd.

Professional career

San Diego Chargers

As an NFL prospect in 2004, Floyd was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. He was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted free agent after the 2004 NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measureables
Weight 40 yd 20 ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic Triple I Score
214 lb (97 kg) 4.44s 4.18s 6.66s 38 in (96.5 cm)[2] X X H

(* represents NFL Combine)

In 2004, Floyd was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted rookie soon after the draft on April 30, 2004. He was waived on September 5 and signed to the practice squad two days later, and then re-signed to the active roster on December 11.

Floyd started against the Kansas City Chiefs on January 2 and caught his first NFL touchdown, a 13 yard pass from Philip Rivers which also happened to be Rivers’s own first career touchdown. Floyd helped set up a second quarter touchdown catch by Ryan Krause with a 27 yard catch down to Chiefs’ 10-yard line, leading to a touchdown three plays later. Floyd played as a back-up in the Wild Card Playoff game against the New York Jets.

In 2005, Floyd was released on September 3 and re-signed to the practice squad two days later. He spent the first 12 weeks of the season on the Chargers’ practice squad. He was then signed to the main roster on December 7 but remained inactive for the rest of the season.

In 2006, Floyd caught a 31-yard touchdown pass against Baltimore, on a play in which Samari Rolle slipped and fell in coverage. He caught a touchdown pass for second time in two weeks with a nine-yard tip-toe catch in the back corner of the end zone against Pittsburgh. Floyd caught a career-long 46-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter of the win against Cincinnati. He was selected as the Chargers Alumni Player of Week following the game in Cincinnati, after substituting for Eric Parker who was out with a neck injury. Floyd left Cincinnati with his first-career 100-yard game, making five catches for 109 yards and a touchdown. He was inactive for Week 13 game against Denver game with an ankle injury. Floyd was placed on injured reserve due to the ankle injury on December 14.

In 2007, Floyd made a 25-yard catch on a 3rd-and-13 play during the opening drive of the second half against Green Bay that helped set up 21-yard touchdown catch-and-run by LaDainian Tomlinson. He helped extend the Chargers' touchdown drive on the opening series of the Week 6 game against the Raiders with a 16-yard catch on 3rd down.

In 2008, Floyd was re-signed by the Chargers as a restricted free agent. In 2009, following the release of Chris Chambers, Floyd became the Chargers' number two starting receiver. .

In 2010, he played 11 games with 37 receptions for 717 yards.

After the end of the 2011 NFL Lockout, Floyd was courted by the Ravens before re-signing for 2 years with the Chargers on August 5.[3]


Floyd's older brother, Malcolm, played wide receiver for the Houston Oilers from 19941997. The older brother was allowed to name his sibling, and he named him after himself—their father introduced the spelling difference.[4]

Floyd's hobbies include playing basketball, boogie boarding at Mission Beach and playing the newest video games. He was also an all-conference basketball player in high school and his team won an intramural championship while he was in college at Wyoming.


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