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Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd impresses by overcoming adversity

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) breaks tackles by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon (24), free safety Josh Evans, bottom, and outside linebacker Russell Allen, right, for a 91-yard touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd had a career day Sunday in a 27-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The second-year pro from Notre Dame had six catches for 193 yards and his 91-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter gave Arizona a 10-point lead.

The numbers, obviously, were impressive, but Cardinals general manager Steve Keim says Floyd caught his eye for another reason.

"He actually bounced back from some adversity, I thought early in the game, there were one or two plays where I thought there were catchable balls that he had dropped. They were in traffic, so they would have been difficult catches, but still they were the kind of catches the 13th-overall pick would make," Keim told Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Monday morning.

"He's such a competitor that he came back and made those big plays for us and I think that's just something that's going to continue to grow and he'll build on."

Not too bad for a guy who missed practice last Wednesday with a shoulder injury and who was listed as 'questionable' heading into the game.

Floyd's 91-yard reception was the longest Cardinals pass play since their inaugural season in the desert when Neil Lomax connected with Ernie Jones on a 93-yard scoring strike in a Week 15 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

His yardage total was the second-highest mark in the Cardinals' Arizona history. Anquan Boldin holds the mark with 217 yards set in his first NFL game in Week 1 of the 2003 season against the Detroit Lions.

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School: Arizona State University

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: October 2011

Favorite sports memory: Watching Cardinals win NFC Championship over Philly in January 2009 with my Dad...ASU wins 1987 Rose Bowl...Suns defeat Lakers in 1990 NBA Playoffs...2001 World Series

Favorite all-time athletes: Don Mattingly, Jeff Hornacek, Walter Davis, Anquan Boldin

Favorite sports movies: Friday Night Lights, The Natural, Hoosiers

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