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Top 10 Chargers of 2011: #9 Malcom Floyd

By FanSided Staff

January 1, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) catches a 43 yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders safety Stevie Brown (27) in the fourth quarter at Coliseum. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 38-26. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL Network is releasing their Top 100 players of 2012 and there just is not enough Chargers action on that list, so the staff at Bolt Beat got together to create a Top 10 Chargers list based off of their performances from last season. 

9) Malcom Floyd

Even though Malcom Floyd didn’t attend a big college, he did fair pretty well.

Malcom Floyd attended Wyoming and as a sophomore he was selected a First-team all-conference selection by Football News and Sporting News in 2000.

He was Honorable mention All Mountain West Conference as a senior.

In 2004 Floyd was signed by the Chargers as an undrafted rookie. He was waived on Sept. 5, 2004, then signed to the practice squad two days later.

In Floyd’s first start, he caught his first career touchdown and as fate would have it, was also Philip Rivers first touchdown pass.

Little did anyone know, they would be one of the best qb/reciever tandems in the NFL.

In 2008 Floyd became the Chargers #2 reciever behind Vincent Jackson.

At a lanky 6′ 5″, he’s able to outreach most defenders. If he can stay healthy, he will continue to be a considerable threat.

I just hope he doesn’t defect like V.J. did.

A little tidbit of info I found interesting when I wrote this article is that Floyd’s older brother, Malcolm, played wide receiver for the Houston Oilers from 1994–1997.

The older brother was allowed to name his little bro, and he named him after himself—their father introduced the spelling difference, the older is Malcolm and younger is Malcom. The Father’s name is also Malcolm.

Wow, now that’s a lot of Malcolms!

2011 STATS:

Bolt Beat Top 10 of 2012:

10. Takeo Spikes9. Malcom Floyd