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5 Things to Know About New Vikings WR Michael Floyd

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings announced Wednesday that they have added wide receiver Michael Floyd to the roster.

Floyd has played for the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots during his career and is entering his sixth season.

The 27-year-old veteran joins a wide receiver group where he is the second-oldest player on Minnesota's roster at the position. Floyd is two days younger than Jarius Wright.

Here are five things to know about Floyd:

1. Minnesota's own

Floyd is a Minnesota native and attended high school at Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul.

Floyd was a standout athlete for the Raiders. He recorded 59 receptions for 1,247 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He also had four punt returns for touchdowns in 2007.

Cretin-Derham Hall compiled a 13-1 record and appearance in the state championship game during Floyd's senior year.

Floyd is one of many notable Cretin-Derham Hall alumni, a list that includes former Vikings center Matt Birk, Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer, New York Rangers captain and defenseman Ryan McDonagh and former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke.

2. First impressions

Floyd has a history of making historic first catches at various levels.

Floyd's first career NFL reception was an 8-yard touchdown grab against Philadelphia in 2012.

Floyd also caught a 22-yard touchdown on his first career college catch for Notre Dame.

3. A quick recap

Floyd was the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and was the second overall wide receiver selected.

He has 246 career receptions for 3,781 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Floyd also has two career postseason touchdown receptions in four total games.

4. Notables from Notre Dame

Floyd enjoyed an All-American career while at Notre Dame, where he played from 2008-2011.

He totaled 271 career receptions for 3,686 yards with 37 touchdowns for the Irish.

Floyd caught a least one pass in 42 of 43 career games and set a school record with 17 100-yard receiving games.

5. Among fellow Irish

Floyd is now the third player on the Vikings roster, along with tight end Kyle Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith, who played collegiately at Notre Dame.

The trio played together for the Irish in 2010. Rudolph was drafted by Minnesota in 2011, and Smith was drafted in 2012.

View images of Vikings new WR Michael Floyd from his days with the Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots.

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