MESA, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers announce the re-signing of DB MARQUIS FLOYD.
Floyd collected 101.5 tackles, nine interceptions and 18 pass break ups in 2011.
“Marquis is a difference maker and he is a leader in our locker room. He represents himself and the Rattlers well on and off of the field,” said GM/HEAD COACH KEVIN GUY. “I’ve coached Marquis since he came out of college and we’ve been together for a long time. I’ve been able to watch him grow and develop as a player and as a person. I really felt like he played at an All-League level last year. There is not a coach in this league that would not have Marquis in their secondary if they had a chance.”
Floyd returns to the Rattlers for his seventh season playing arena football, second with Arizona. The defensive back spent time with the Seattle Seahawks (2008-2009), Cleveland Browns (2009) and the Dallas Cowboys (2009-2010) during his illustrious football tenure.
“Marquis is a guy with a heck of a story. He started off in the af2, went to the Arena Football League and then made it to the NFL. He is a testament that playing in the Arena Football League can offer opportunities.”
In the playoffs, Floyd tallied 28 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions, with one being returned 40 yards for a touchdown against the Spokane Shock in a Quarterfinal victory (62-33).
The defensive back earned the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and NiFTy Playmaker of the Week honors after his performance against the Shock where he collected 9.5 tackles, 1.5 for loss, one forced fumble and recovery and his aforementioned interception return for a touchdown.
About the Arizona Rattlers
The Arizona Rattlers are a proud member of the Arena Football League, which is in its 25th season with 18 franchises from coast to coast. The Rattlers next home game is March 17, 2012, when they take on the Milwaukee Mustangs in the US Airways Center.
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