Lucius Floyd

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Lucius Floyd III
Date of birth April 7, 1966
Place of birth Inglewood, CA
Career information
Position(s) Running Back
College University of Nevada, Reno
Career history
As player
1990–93 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1993–95 Edmonton Eskimos
1995 Memphis Mad Dogs
Awards 1990 - Jackie Parker Trophy
Honors 1993 - Grey Cup champion

Lucius Floyd III is a former Grey Cup champion and award winning running back in the Canadian Football League. Award winning running back at Nevada. Floyd played his college football at University of Nevada, Reno. He rushed for 1066 yards in 1986, 305 of them coming in a game against Montana State University on September 27 (second highest total in school history).[1] Floyd had two tryouts with the NFL Seattle Seahawks 88,89. Lucius Floyd played in 7 pre season games in the NFL, before landing a solid career in the CFL.

He joined the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1990, and his 421 rushing yards and 73 catches for 811 yards (and 5 touchdowns) won him the Jackie Parker Trophy for best rookie in the Western Conference.[2] In 1991 he rushed for 677 yards and in 1992 another 373 yards (and 1471 in total as a Green Rider), but he was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos part way thru the 1993 season.[3] Good fortune shined on Floyd, as he starred in the Esks' 1993 Grey Cup championship, scoring a touchdown.

He played 2 more seasons in Edmonton, and he had a 100-yard touchdown reception on July 7, 1995 against Saskatchewan, and his 2606 all purpose yards in 1994 are second only to Gizmo Williams in team history.[4] He finished his career in 1995 with the Memphis Mad Dogs [5] Lucius Floyd III, is now a Peak Performance Coach, he has helped many athletes achieve athletic success, for the past 15 years.

Career Awards*

Valley High School Las Vegas, Nevada

  • All Conference
  • Clark County All State Team
  • Kodak All American
  • Most Athletic
  • Western All Star

University Nevada Reno

  • Most Inspirational Player 86,87
  • Hammer Award Winner
  • Big Sky All Conference
  • Voted 10th Best Running Back in Nevada History.


  1. ^ University of Nevada, Reno Wolfpack Nevada Reno Most Inspirational Player 2 Years in A Row. Nevada Reno- Hammer Award Winner. Big Sky First Team Selection. Football Media Guide 2011
  2. ^ Floyd savors good fortune, by Reg Curran, The Hamilton Spectator, November 27, 1993
  3. ^ Saskatchewan Roughriders All-time leaders - 2010
  4. ^ Edmonton Eskimos 2009 Media Guide
  5. ^ Memphis Mad Dogs statistics
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