Played in 78 games over two seasons while making 64 starts, all of which that have come behind the plate … batted .227 overall (44-for-194) with eight doubles, two triples, two home runs, 17 RBI, 33 walks, 15 hit-by-pitches, three stolen bases and 34 runs scored … recorded a .320 slugging percentage and .379 on-base percentage …has nine multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI performances … been solid behind the plate with a .985 fielding percentage … has just eight errors in 510 chances … IN BIG 12 PLAY
… career .225 hitter in league action with three doubles, a home run, four RBI, 18 walks, five hit-by-pitches, three sacrifice bunts and 14 runs scored … slugging .300 against league foes … posted a .398 on-base percentage as well … recorded just four errors in 216 chances (.981 fielding percentage) behind the plate.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Appeared in 52 games (46 starts) behind the plate … all 46 starts came at catcher … hit .221 for the season (30-for-136) with six doubles, two home runs, nine RBI, 22 walks, eight hit-by-pitches, four sacrifice bunts, a sacrifice fly, three stolen bases and 22 runs scored … posted a .309 slugging percentage and a .359 on-base percentage … ended the year fifth on the team in runs scored and walks … his eight hit-by-pitches ranked second overall on the team … recorded just seven errors in 379 chances … his .982 fielding percentage ranked second on the team among players with at least 50 chances … AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS … started and played in all 13 games against top-25 foes … hit .235 in those games (8-for-34) with two doubles, two RBI, four walks, a pair of hit-by-pitches, two stolen bases and four runs scored … one of just three players (Gutierrez, Neslony) to start in all 13 games … IN BIG 12 PLAY … started and played in all 24 games behind the plate … one of just three Red Raiders to start each game in league play … compiled a .215 average (14-for-65) to go along with two doubles, a home run, a RBI, 15 walks, four hit-by-pitches, three sacrifice bunts and 10 runs scored … posted a .292 slugging percentage as well as a .393 on-base percentage … his .393 on-base percentage was second-highest on the team … was second on the team with 15 walks and his four hit-by-pitches were tied for the team high … committed four errors in 189 chances for a .979 fielding percentage … AT BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP … was in the starting lineup for all three tournament games … did not record a hit during the tournament … scored one run and reached base twice via a walk and hit-by-pitch … HOME GAMES … appeared in 27 games at home while making 23 starts … hit .217 overall (15-for-69) with four doubles, a home run, six RBI, 15 walks, four hit-by-pitches, a sacrifice fly, four sacrifice bunts, a stolen base and 13 runs scored … posted a .319 slugging percentage and a .382 on-base percentage … ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES … started and played in all 24 games away from home … was a .221 hitter (15-for-68) with two doubles, a home run, three RBI, seven walks, five hit-by-pitches, two stolen bases and 10 runs scored … SITUATIONAL … hit .349 on the year (15-for-43) as the leadoff hitter … advanced runners at a .425 rate (31-for-73) … MISCELLANEOUS … recorded six multiple-hit games and one multiple-RBI performance … HIT STREAK: set a new career high with a four-game hitting streak (April 29-May 3) … REACHED BASE STREAK: reached base in a season-high eight straight games to start the season (Feb. 13-25) … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... went 2-for-3 with a solo home run on Opening Day against San Francisco … marked the first home run of his career … lone multiple-RBI game of the year came following day with a 2-for-4 performance that included two RBI … added another home run – a solo shot – on April 18 at Kansas State … finished 2-for-4 against the Wildcats, the first of two multiple-hit games in the series … was 5-for-9 overall at the plate during K-State series … other multiple-hit games came against Northern Illinois (2/21) and San Diego State (3/14) … ACADEMIC HONORS … named to Academic All-Big 12 first team … was the only Big 12 baseball student-athlete to be nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average … received Capital One Academic All-District 7 first team honors … was one of 10 NCAA Division-I baseball student-athletes in the country to earn a 4.0 cumulative GPA … first Red Raider to earn Academic All-District honors since 2012 … later garnered the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship from the Big 12 Conference.
CAREER HIGHS (entering 2016 season)
Games Played (Season): 51 (2015)
Games Started (Season): 46 (2015)
At-Bats: 6, twice, vs. Abilene Christian (3/3/15)*
Runs: 2, 5x, vs. New Mexico State (4/12/15)*
Hits: 4, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)
RBI: 3, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)
Doubles: 1, 8x, at Texas (5/3/15)*
Triples: 1, twice, vs. Abilene Christian (4/8/14)*
Home Runs: 1, twice, at Kansas State (4/18/15)*
Walks: 3, at Kansas State (4/17/15)
Strikeouts: 3, twice, vs. Abilene Christian (3/3/15)*
Stolen Bases: 2, at San Diego State (3/15/15)
Hit Streak: 4 games (4/29/15-5/3/15)
* Indicates most recent high
Played for the San Luis Obispo Blues in the California Collegiate League ... batted .310 (9-for-29) with five runs, a double, two RBI, one walks, two hit-by-pitch, .345 slugging percentage and .375 on-base percentage ... team finished 40-12 overall and 29-11 in league play.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in 26 games (18 starts) starting all 18 games behind the plate ... batted nine-hole 10 times, eight-hole seven times and two-hole once ... batted .241 (14-for-58) with 12 runs, two doubles, two triples, eight RBI, 11 walks, seven hit-by-pitch, only 11 strikeouts, .345 slugging percentage, .421 on-base percentage and fielded .993 (131 putouts, 9 assists, 1 error) with four passed balls ... threw out 17 percent (4-of-23) of would-be base stealers... AGAINST NATIONALLY RANKED OPPONENTS ... in nine games (7 starts) batted .217 (5-for-23) with three runs, a triple and four RBI with a .333 on-base percentage ... DURING BIG 12 PLAY ... in nine games (5 starts) batted .267 (4-for-15) with four runs, a double, three RBI, three walks and a .421 on-base percentage ... BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ... in one game batted .200 (1-for-5) with a run scored ... NCAA TOURNAMENT ... in one game (1 start) batted .333 (1-for-3) ... HOME GAMES ... in 12 games (9 starts) batted .346 (9-for-26) with six runs, a double, two triples, five RBI, five walks, .538 slugging percentage and .514 on-base percentage ... ROAD/NEUTRAL SITE GAMES ... in 14 games (9 starts) batted .156 (5-for-32) with six runs, a double, three RBI, six walks, three hit-by-pitch and .341 on-base percentage ... SITUATIONAL: batted .400 (2-for-5) with the bases loaded ... batted .000 (0-for-1) as a pinch hitter ... posted four two-out RBI ... MISCELLANEOUS: two game-tying RBI ... two infield base hits ... one bunt base hit ... posted three multi-hit games, including one four-hit game ... notched two multiple RBI games, including one three-RBI game ... HIT STREAK: season-long three-game hit streak ... REACHING BASE SAFELY: reached base safely in a season-high eight consecutive games ... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS ... made career debut going 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in a start behind the plate against No. 3 Indiana (2/15) ... became the first Red Raider in over 13 years to hit a triple in first career at-bat ... first career multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with a season-high two runs, an RBI and two walks against New Mexico State (3/8) ... went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI at No. 24 TCU (3/22) ... had a career day with a season-high four hits going 4-for-6 with a run, triple and a season-high three RBI against Abilene Christian (4/8) ... made Big 12 Championship debut going 1-for-5 with a run scored and double against Oklahoma (5/22) at Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City ... made NCAA Tournament debut starting behind the plate against No. 3 Miami (Fla.) (6/1) going 1-for-3 at the Coral Gables Regional ... member of the 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (4.0 GPA - President's List) ... member of the 2014 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (4.0 GPA - President's List).
Played for the Liberal Bee Jays in the Jayhawk League ... helped team to a 27-19 overall record and to a fourth-place finish in the league standings ... played in 13 games while batting .283.
McLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Played at McLennan Community College for one season (2013) for head coach Pete Mejia ... batted .280 with 10 stolen bases and tallied a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage behind the plate ... earned a 4.0 grade-point-average in both the fall and spring semesters ... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Baylor.
A three-year varsity letterwinner at Stephenville High School for head coach James Boxley ... as a senior batted .365 with 24 stolen bases ... third team all-state ... first team All-Big Country ... two-time District 8-4A Defensive Most Valuable Player ... First Team All-District 8-4A ... honorable mention all-state as a junior in 2011 ... District 8-4A Defensive Most Valuable Player as a junior in 2011 ... also competed in football and basketball while in high school ... earned first team all-district in football in 2009 and 2010 ... First Team All-Big Country in 2010 (outside linebacker) ... helped lead team to a district championship in 2009 and to the state quarterfinals in 2010 ... member of the A-Honor Roll for all four years while graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average.
Tyler Ray Floyd ... born in Texarkana, Texas ... son of Darrell and Cheryl Floyd ... has a sister, Brittany, who also attends Texas Tech ... graduated from Texas Tech with his Bachelor's degree in exercise sport sciences in December 2015 ... named the highest-ranking graduate in the ESS program at commencement ceremonies.