On Thursday, the University of Wyoming announced via their twitter that former UW Cowboy and San Diego Charger wide receiver Malcom Floyd was announced as a finalist for the Class of 2019 of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
Former Wyoming Cowboy and San Diego Charger wide receiver Malcom Floyd was named a finalist for the Class of 2019 of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame!— Wyoming Cowboy Football (@wyo_football) October 11, 2018
Inductees will be announced later this month on Oct. 24.
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Floyd attended Wyoming from 2000-2003. Over those four years, he amassed 186 catches for 2,411 yards and 14 touchdowns. Following his senior season, Floyd was not invited to the NFL combine but still managed to sign with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent.
Number 80 went on to gain notoriety as a top deep-threat in the NFL while enjoying a respectable career that was unfortunately marred by injuries. He played all 16 games in a season just twice in his career but managed to lead the Chargers in receiving in multiple seasons. He twice finished a season averaging over 19.0 yards per catch but never was able to break through the 1,000-yard receiving threshold, finishing two separate seasons with a career-high of 856 receiving yards.
Another impressive feat by Floyd is that, in 2012, 41 of his 43 catches on the season went for a first down. The 95.3% clip is still good for second-best in league history.
Floyd finished his career 321 catches for 5,550 yards, 34 touchdowns, and a 17.3 yards per catch average.