The Vikings on Wednesday signed wide receiver Michael Floyd, a Minnesota native and former Cretin-Derham Hall star.
Here are five things to help you get to know Floyd better:
-- Floyd was a five-star football recruit and three-sport star at Cretin-Derham Hall. He signed with Notre Dame after receiving football scholarship offers from Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, the Gophers and several other high-profile programs. Floyd had 59 receptions for 1,247 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He also rushed for 497 yards on 43 carries and returned four punts for touchdowns.
-- Floyd totaled 1,041 reception yards in 2013. The Vikings haven’t had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2009 when Sidney Rice totaled 1,312 yards. Floyd has 3,781 career receiving yards and 24 touchdowns. Last season with Arizona and New England, he totaled 488 yards.
-- Floyd wore No. 15 in Arizona, an unusual number for a wide receiver. Only six other Vikings have worn No. 15, including Minnesota native and wide receiver Isaac Fruechte. Wide receiver Greg Jennings also wore No. 15.
-- Michael Floyd was on the Patriots’ roster last season for 51 days, caught just four passes and made $1.2 million and won a Super Bowl ring. Floyd received a lot of backlash from football fans that felt he was not deserving of a ring and responded by tweeting, “I thought everyone would be happy for me. Oh well. I’m a champion!!”
-- Floyd was released by Arizona last season after he was arrested for a DUI. The 27-year-old has a history of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested for a DUI in March 2011, just a month before Arizona drafted him with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft.