24 February 2012
Michael Floyd isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.
The former Notre Dame wide receiver returned to South Bend for his senior season in
hopes of becoming a more ‘all-around’ wide receiver.
Part of that process was becoming a better blocker and Floyd helped contribute to Notre Dame’s top two running backs rushing for 1,893 yards and both averaging over five yards per carry in 2011.
“I wanted to be an all-around wide receiver,” Floyd said. “A lot of people say receivers don’t like to block, and I wanted to put that into my whole arsenal. You never know when a running back can bust out of a hole and make big plays so you have to make sure you’re covered up.”
Blocking wasn’t the only thing Floyd excelled in this past season as he set a school record with 29 touchdowns over his four-year career.
A physical wide receiver at 6-foot-2-inches and 220 pounds, Floyd kept with the same theme of what type of receiver he wants to be at the next level.
“I think it’s being the all-around wide receiver,” Floyd said. “I think I have other capabilities, not saying there isn’t stuff that I’m not the best at which I need to improve on, just making sure that I have all of it in my arsenal and I’m ready to learn.”
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