The following was written and submitted by Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd.
Hey all. Malcom Floyd here. Thanks for giving me the chance to write this guest blog.
Over my time here with the Chargers I’ve really come to love San Diego. I fell in love with it right away. I love the weather and my teammates have become some of my closest friends. And I love the beaches here too. I like them all, but Mission Beach is probably my favorite.
I started out as a practice squad guy and it’s been a long journey getting here. It keeps me humble. I make sure I keep working as hard as I possibly can. And if you make plays, you’ll stick in the NFL. So that’s my philosophy day in and day out.
Being here my whole career I’ve formed a really good bond with Philip. I love having him be my quarterback. I respect him as a friend and as a player because he’s so smart and works so hard. I see him come in every day. He is the first one here and one of the last ones to leave. I try to stay up to his level. He really pushes me and everyone else to be the best we can. He sets the bar really high.
When I’m not at the facility or at the stadium, I spend most of my time with my kids. My oldest is three and my youngest is almost one. I miss them a lot when I’m here working, but it makes me happy to have something like them to look forward to after practice. I’m really proud of them and they are really good kids. I’m looking forward to watching them grow up.
When I’m out on the street, a lot of fans ask me about my touchdown celebration lately when I dunk the ball over the uprights. It’s pretty simple really. I love basketball! And my favorite part of basketball is dunking. I dunked my first ball in ninth grade and I haven’t stopped since. It’s kind of a momentum setter for me to dunk the ball whether it is at another team’s place or at home. The crowd gets really fired up. And we need not just the players on the team, but we need our 12th man, the fans to play our best.
I want to give a quick shout-out to my mom who had a school named after her this week back home. I’m so proud of her it’s hard to put into words. She etched her name in history in the city of Sacramento, and she’s helped out so many people. She has a big, huge heart. She’s almost too nice! But she’s a great woman, and I’m very, very lucky to have her.
Well that’s about it for me. Thanks for all your support. We’re going to go out there and play our hearts out every single day. I know what we owe to this city, so we’re going to go out there at practice and at games and devote all our time to deliver you a win every week.
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