Sam Floysand is a 6’3, 270 lb. OL/DL who plays for Cretin Derham Hall and just finished his junior season playing for the 6A Metro power. Playing in the trenches for the Raiders is no easy task, as week to week they play some of…
Sam Floysand is a 6’3, 270 lb. OL/DL who plays for Cretin Derham Hall and just finished his junior season playing for the 6A Metro power. Playing in the trenches for the Raiders is no easy task, as week to week they play some of the biggest and baddest prep players the state has to offer. Continuing a long line of successful Raider olineman across all collegiate levels from the D1 Seantrel Henderson and Matt Birk to current D3 St. John’s studs Nick Neumann and Dan Greenheck, Floysand is open to “any teams no matter what level that would have me play for them” and is a strong and powerful lineman who can help a college roster on Saturday’s. Check out what the junior has to say about his season with CDH, his expectations for himself, and his thoughts on recruitment.
NFN: Hello, Sam. Thank you for your time and congrats on your 2019 season. Begin by introducing yourself and telling us what you love about football, as well as a little bit about CDH’s 2019 season.
Floysand: “My name is Sam Floysand I am from Cottage Grove MN I attend Cretin-Derham Hall I started playing football when I was super young, but my first team I played for was in 3rd grade tackle. Some fun facts are I played fullback and TE my 7-9 grade yrs. I also love to eat food, any food. The biggest thing I like about playing football is the guys I get to play them with, I know that they will always be there for me no matter what. Mostly the relationship I get to be apart of. I am 6,3 265 right now but my weight is going up as long as I can move good with It beginning of my junior year I ran a 5 flat 40 and I can bench 265 and squat 375. What I like about football is the opportunities it has to make you a great man someday and the brotherhood you make with the guys on the team. The season could have been better we started off 4-0 and then from there we finished 4-5 heading into the playoffs and lost first round to prior lake. The highlights were definitely the pre game meals and the dinner on Thursday nights. The lowlights would be going 4-0 to 4-5. I learned that you can never underestimate a team no matter what. My season personally was good I played both ways and if I’m being honest I would get pretty tired but it was great and definitely worth it all. The first 8 games were good our schedule was Osseo, East Ridge, Roseville, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Moundsview, Stillwater, Totino-Grace. They first 4 games went great and we won the last 4 four were close on every game we were in the red zone with a chance to score ether to win or tie the game. Sections weren’t so great we lost frist round to Prior Lake.”
NFN: What are your expectations for 2020 and the CDH program? Also, tell us about some teams you’re interested in for college ball.
Floysand: “My expectations for myself is to get big in the weight room and lead the younger hogs ( we call the o-line the hogs) to get better with there technique as well as mine. During the off-season it’s all about keeping your footwork and getting bigger and better. I worked on better o-line technique and I’m working on snapping the ball and playing center. Playing football at CDH is a blast the coaches are full of energy and they believe in you. They school football program has a lot of history and we get to learn about that as well. The teams I am interested in are Minnesota gophers, Wisconsin Badgers, NDSU, SDSU, and Iowa State. I have been contacted by these schools and been to gameday visits and I am looking forward to going back and learning more. My recruiting process has been confusing at times I mostly send my highlights to schools I am interested in. What I am looking for in colleges are 1. Education and 2. Opportunity. Opportunities being ones to develop me more as a player and as a man. I am also open to any teams no matter what level that would to have me play for them. My goal is to continue to play football at the next level and cherish every moment.”
Junior year Hudl: http://www.hudl.com/video/3/10739909/5dd36c626655af0c2455f978