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Sharrif Floyd
DT #73
Height:
6-3
Weight:
305
Age:
23
College:
Florida
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 19 9 10 2.5 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2013 MIN 16 1 19 9 10 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2013 (16/1). Total- 16/1.

• Was the 3rd DT drafted in 2013 and is the 1st DT the Vikings have selected in the 1st Round since Kevin Williams in 2003.   

• The 1st of 3 players drafted in the 1st round by the Vikings in 2013, only the 2nd time in club history had 3 picks in the 1st round and 1st time by an NFL team since St. Louis in 2001. 

OFF THE FIELD Visited and spoke to Gainesville elementary students while at Florida…Position coach at Florida was former NFL All-Pro DT Bryant Young…Majored in social and behavioral sciences major.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2013 (16/1). Total- 16/1.

• Was the 3rd DT drafted in 2013 and is the 1st DT the Vikings have selected in the 1st Round since Kevin Williams in 2003.   

• The 1st of 3 players drafted in the 1st round by the Vikings in 2013, only the 2nd time in club history had 3 picks in the 1st round and 1st time by an NFL team since St. Louis in 2001. 

OFF THE FIELD Visited and spoke to Gainesville elementary students while at Florida…Position coach at Florida was former NFL All-Pro DT Bryant Young…Majored in social and behavioral sciences major.

PRO Appeared in all 16 games during 1st NFL season...Made 1st career start vs. Washington (11/7), finishing with 3 tackles...Selected #23 overall in 2013, the 3rd DT selected overall…Becomes just the 2nd University of Florida player chosen by the Vikings in the 1st round in team history…Is the 1st DT selected by the Vikings in the 1st round since 2003 when the club drafted Kevin Williams 9th overall...The 1st of 3 players drafted by the Vikings in the 1st round, marking only the 2nd time in team history the team had 3 picks in the 1st round and the 1st time for an NFL team since St. Louis did it in 2001... Was 1 of 8 Gators selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 Saw action in all 16 games, including 1 start, during his rookie season...Recorded the 1st sack of his career when he and Jared Allen combined to sack Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger during the NFL International Series in London (9/29)...Tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage vs. Cleveland (9/22) that resulted in an Erin Henderson interception, a turnover that resulted in a Viking score...Recorded a season-best 4 tackles at Baltimore (12/8)...Finished with 3 tackles and in his 1st NFL start at Washington (11/7)...1 of 10 Vikings rookies to see action during the 2013 season.

COLLEGE Played in 37 career games, making 26 starts as a Gator…Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season…Had 115 career tackles, 26.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks, a pass breakup, 3 blocked FGs and a FF…His 3 career kick/punt blocks is tied for 5th in school history…Appeared in and started all 13 games during the 2012 season and was named 1st-Team Defense AP All-SEC (DT), 1st-Team Defense Coaches’ All-SEC (DL), Sporting News All-American, Phil Steele Postseason All-SEC 1st-Team (DL)…1st DL at Florida since 2001 to earn All-America honors…Recorded 46 tackles on the season and led the team with 13.0 TFL, added one forced fumble and two blocked kicks during his junior season…Recorded 5 tackles, including 2.0 sacks for a loss of 12 yards and blocked a field goal against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl…Started the final 11 games of the season at DE after being suspended for the 1st 2 games by the NCAA in 2011…Totaled 46 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, a pass breakup, a blocked kick during his sophomore campaign…Named to the 2010 Coaches’  Freshman All-SEC Team…Had 23 tackles, 13 assisted and 10 solo, with 6.5 for loss in 2010…Was 1 of 7 true freshmen to make a start in 2010…Earned a starting spot and contributed 2 tackles, including 1 for loss, in the Gators’ win over Penn State in the Outback Bowl.

PREP Was ranked the No. 1 DT by Scout.com and selected the Maxwell Football Club’s National High School Player of the Year in 2009…Attended George Washington High School…Garnered Public League Player of the Year accolades and was named to the All-City squad by the Daily News his senior year…Also named to the Daily News All-Decade Team as well as naming him the Public League Player of the Decade…Graduated with a 3.0 GPA.

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