Jan. 30, 2013
MESA, Ariz. - The 2012 ArenaBowl Champions have brought back a cornerstone of their defense today in defensive back Marquis Floyd. In five AFL seasons, Floyd has made four trips to the ArenaBowl, winning two championships.
Floyd has amassed 33 interceptions, 64 pass breakups, 13 forced fumbles and more than 300 tackles in five years of service.
"Marquis is one of our big pieces of the puzzle that has helped get this organization turned around," said Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy. "This will be my seventh season with Marquis. He has a physical presence in the secondary with very good ball skills and has proven he is a durable player. He is a guy that also has a great personality for keeping things loose in the locker room."
Floyd attended the University of West Georgia, where he was a three-time American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) All-American. He led the Braves in interceptions each of his last three seasons and holds the school record for career picks with 19.
Floyd was a four-sport athlete at Monroe Area High School in Monroe, GA, playing football, basketball, track and baseball, earning basketball MVP honors as a junior and senior.