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Sharrif Floyd
DT #73
Height:
6-3
Weight:
311
Age:
25
College:
Florida
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
0
SCK
--
FF
--
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 95 57 38 9.5 0 4 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2016 MIN 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 MIN 13 12 34 19 15 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 MIN 14 11 42 29 13 4.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 MIN 16 1 19 9 10 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TEN W 25-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 GB W 17-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CAR W 22-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS        Career GP/GS            Playoffs GP/GS

    13/12                    43/24                             1/1

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

• Will play 1st career game back in his native Philadelphia in 2016 when the Vikings visit the Eagles on 10/23/16.

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...Switched jersey to #73 for the 2014 season, going back to his high school and college number after wearing #95 for his rookie NFL campaign...Visits St. Croix with teammate Linval Joseph, a native of the island, during offseason.

PRO Regular starter at DT and teamed with NT Linval Joseph to give the Vikings a tough interior tandem...Started 12 of the 13 games he played in regular season and started Wild Card Playoff game in 2015...Took over as a starter in 2nd season in 2014, making 11 starts in 14 appearances...Appeared in all 16 games during rookie season...Made 1st career start vs. Washington (11/7/15), finishing with 3 tackles...Selected #23 overall in 2013, the 3rd DT selected overall…Shared 1st NFL sack with Jared Allen during International Series game vs. Pittsburgh in London (9/29/13)…Was 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 of 2013, 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.

2015 GP/GS        Career GP/GS            Playoffs GP/GS

    13/12                    43/24                             1/1

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

• Will play 1st career game back in his native Philadelphia in 2016 when the Vikings visit the Eagles on 10/23/16.

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...Switched jersey to #73 for the 2014 season, going back to his high school and college number after wearing #95 for his rookie NFL campaign...Visits St. Croix with teammate Linval Joseph, a native of the island, during offseason.

PRO Regular starter at DT and teamed with NT Linval Joseph to give the Vikings a tough interior tandem...Started 12 of the 13 games he played in regular season and started Wild Card Playoff game in 2015...Took over as a starter in 2nd season in 2014, making 11 starts in 14 appearances...Appeared in all 16 games during rookie season...Made 1st career start vs. Washington (11/7/15), finishing with 3 tackles...Selected #23 overall in 2013, the 3rd DT selected overall…Shared 1st NFL sack with Jared Allen during International Series game vs. Pittsburgh in London (9/29/13)…Was 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 of 2013, 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.

2015 Helped Vikings defense climb from #25 in the NFL in rushing defense in 2014 to #17 in 2015...Part of defense that keyed Vikings 11-5 regular season mark that won the NFC North for the 1st time since 2009...Vikings ranked #13 in the NFL in total defense...Started 12 of the 13 games he played in and started Wild Card Playoff game vs. Seattle (1/10/16)....Missed 3 straight games mid-season with knee injury...Notched season-high 7 tackles in 3 different games...Posted 2.5 sacks on the season...Sacked Aaron Rodgers in regular season finale at Lambeau Field (1/3/16) en route to wrestling NFC North title away from Packers after 4-season hold on the crown.

2014 Served as a regular starter during his 2nd NFL season...Part of a defense that, under 1st year Head Coach Mike Zimmer, was the most improved in the NFL in 2014, allowing 7.1 fewer points per game than in 2013...Recorded career highs in tackles (55), sacks (4.5), TFLs (11), and QB pressures (43)...Set career highs in tackles (9) and solo tackles (5) in the Vikings OT victory at Tampa Bay (10/26)...Recorded his 1st sack of the season on Thursday Night Football at Green Bay (10/2)...Had 3 straight games with at least 0.5 sack (at Buffalo, at Tampa Bay, vs. Washington)...Sacked Panthers QB Cam Newton on the 1st series of the Vikings 31-13 victory over Carolina, 1 of his 4.5 sacks on the season...Missed 2 games with a knee injury (vs. Green Bay, 11/23; at Detroit, 12/14).

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 shared a sack on Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger during the NFL International Series in London (9/29)...Notched 1st full sack vs. Carolina (10/13) when he wrapped up Panthers QB Cam Newton...Tipped a pass at the line of scrimmage vs. Cleveland (9/22) that resulted in an Erin Henderson INT, a turnover that resulted in a Viking score...Recorded a season-best 4 tackles at Baltimore (12/8)...Finished with 3 tackles 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 1 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 1 forced fumble and 2 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 his current Vikings teammate Teddy Bridgewater and 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 and 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 Philadelphia’s 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.