Jesuit Sports Hall Of Fame

Robert J. Floyd
class of 1966

Arthur Allen
Joe Bell

Kevin Burris

Eric Elkins

Robert S. Finnegan

Bob Floyd
Johnathan Howard
Paul Linehan
Mike Madigan
William Moore
Dan Murphy
Carl Pellegrini
Mike Reilly

Fred Schaefer
Ken Shaw
Herb Sheaner
Ronnie Wallace


    Robert J. Floyd played three years of football for Coaches Gary Pasqua '55 and Rufe Brewton '55, captained the track team for two of his three years under Coach Herb Sheaner, and was voted Best Athlete at Jesuit his senior year. 
    As a sophomore, Bob ran the first leg of the state record-setting 440-relay team of Haggar '64, Fritsche '64 and Madigan '64. He also set the Jesuit school record in the pole-vault as the Rangers won the 1964 State TCIL Track Championship. Knee surgery interrupted his junior football season, but in the spring, Bob won the 100 and 220 dashes in multiple meets and  anchored the 440-relay for the 1965 State Track Champions.
    In 1965, the football team set two new records: 550 yards of offense in the game against Galveston and with Bob at quarterback rushing for a record 325 yards from scrimmage. He set the Jesuit record for most pass completions in the game against Waco. He was voted to eight post-season
teams including All-State and All-American in 1965. 
    Hayden Fry signed Floyd to a four-year football scholarship to SMU.
The National Football Foundation presented Robert Floyd the Scholar-Athlete Award in 1966. Floyd played four years of football for the Mustangs, including the Bluebonnet Bowl victory against Oklahoma in 1968 and a great battle earlier that year against National Champions, Ohio State.
He is a member of the SMU Lettermen's Mustang Club.
    Robert and his wife, Julia, have three children: two daughters, Tisha and Lanna and son, Robert Jr.
Jesuit coach Herb Sheaner talks things over with l-r, Don Zimmerman, Mike McKane and Bob Floyd.

reprint Dallas Times Herald, Wed., April 21, 1965