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George Floyd


George Floyd, Jr

Inducted 1999

Date of Birth



Tampa, FL


Eastern Kentucky University (1978-1981)


George Floyd was a four-year starter at defensive back for Eastern Kentucky, 1978-81. He was named Division I-AA (FCS) All-America in 1980 and 1981. He also was Defensive Player of the Year in the Ohio Valley Conference in 1980. Floyd played for Roy Kidd, one of the most successful coaches in football history. The 1979 team won the national championship in I-AA, beating Lehigh 30-7 in the championship game. The next two EKU teams were runners-up in the playoff, losing to Boise State 31-29 in 1980 and to Idaho State 34-23 in 1981. Floyd intercepted 22 passes in four years. Against Youngstown State in 1980 he ran 100 yards for a touchdown with an interception. He also served as punt return man for Eastern Kentucky. He played four years with the New York Jets, then launched a high school teaching career.


Height 5'11

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1981 All-Conference
  • 1981 First-Team All-America (FCS)
  • 1980 All-Conference
  • 1980 First-Team All-America (FCS)
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