William Floyd Speaker Profile
Retired Fullback for the San Francisco 49ers
William Floyd Biography
William Floyd was born February 17, 1972 in Jacksonville,Florida and is a former fullback in the NFL.
At Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, hecompiled a 34 - 4 record and led the Spartans to the only undefeated regularseason in school history in 1988. He earned All-Sun Coast and All-PinellasCounty honors and was rated as the number one running back in the state ofFlorida and the number two fullback in the country by Super Prep magazine.
He enrolled at Florida State University in 1990, and helpedthe football team win the national championship in 1993. He was the premierfullback of the 1994 NFL Draft and was selected with the 28th pick of the firstround by the San Francisco 49ers. Floyd is the last fullback to be selected inthe first round of the NFL draft. A brash and loud rookie but also thought tohave a very bright career in front of him, he helped San Francisco win SuperBowl XXIX during his rookie year. In a 1995 divisional playoff game against theChicago Bears, he became the first and only rookie to score three touchdowns ina playoff game. He also scored a touchdown in the NFC title game, assisting the49ers to a 38-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys after 2 frustrating losses toDallas in the previous 2 NFC Championship Games. In Super Bowl XXIX, Floydrushed for 32 yards, caught 4 passes for 26 yards, and scored a touchdown inSan Francisco's 49-26 victory.
Floyd's 1996 season was cut short when he tore threeligaments in his right knee on a goal-line running play that put him on thereserve list for the remainder of the season. He was leading the NFL inreceptions (47) at the time of the injury.
He finished his career playing with the Carolina Panthersfrom 1998 through 2000. In his 7 NFL seasons, Floyd rushed for 1,141 yards,caught 191 passes for 1,427 yards, returned 1 kickoff for 22 yards, and scored25 touchdowns (20 rushing and 5 receiving).
Floyd recently accepted a position as Public RelationsLiaison for Able Body Labor and is actively pursuing a degree in law. He livesin Orlando, Florida with his wife Bonita and their three children William, Thaiand Jaden. The family is active in his non-profit community-benefit foundation,William Floyd-s Bar None Foundation ('Bar None' was his nickname while playingwith the 49ers).
On April 30, 2008, Florida State University and ISP Sportsannounced that Floyd, who helped win a national championship for the Seminolesin 1993, will join Gene Deckerhoff as color analyst on the Seminole ISP SportsNetwork for radio broadcasts of FSU football games. Floyd is also in his thirdseason as a color analyst on Tailgate Overtime, airing live every Monday at 7PMon Sunshine Network during the college football season.
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