Inside the Game: Sharrif Floyd

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. --- Powered by a running game that accumulated 315 yards, George Washington scored a convincing 35-14 victory over Central Bucks East. Creating holes for the rushing attack was an offensive line anchored by Sharrif Floyd.

The win improves Washington's record to 2-1 and moves them to No. 10 in the Philadelphia Daily News' Area Football Top 15.


Floyd starts both ways for Washington – right guard on offense and three-technique (rush tackle) on defense. He also has a role on the field goal and field goal block units.

Offensively, Washington runs a lot of plays behind Floyd or with him as a lead . He was rarely asked to pull, but he did come out into space and block for screen passes.

Outside of the later portion of a long C.B. East offensive drive in the second quarter, Floyd didn't miss an offensive or defensive snap until he left the game late in the third quarter. With 26 seconds remaining in the third quarter, Floyd went down with cramps in both of his calves

"They basically said ‘What's the point?' since we had control of the game," Floyd said.

Big Play

On a draw play late in the third quarter, Floyd broke a block and dove at the ball carrier. As Floyd wrapped the ball carrier in a tackle attempt, he knocked the ball out of the ball carrier's grasp. One of Floyd's Washington teammates fell on the fumble and the offense ended that possession with a touchdown.


Offensive line: 4 pancake blocks
Defensive line: 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 forced fumble


The first attribute that jumps out while watching Floyd is his burst off the ball – both on the defensive and offensive lines. Defensively, he explodes off the line and with his first step usually penetrates into the backfield. His explosiveness gave the opposing offensive linemen problems and forced them to cut block.

"[The cut blocks] are not frustrating at all," Floyd said. "I'm not going to let it get to my head… I try to work around every situation."

For a 300-pounder, Floyd moves extremely well. He has extremely quick feet and is both athletic and fast for his size.

As a pass blocker, Floyd is raw in his technique, but he has a powerful initial punch. He blocks with leverage and has strong hands.

Floyd is one of four team captains and for good reason. He's a very vocal leader, who also leads by example and has a confident air about him. He's a fiery competitor, who will do a little shimmy after a big play that fires up his teammates, but doesn't disrespect the opposition.


Floyd would be a great poker player. Despite his outgoing nature, most around George Washington High don't have a good gauge on where Floyd is leaning. However, there were a few whispers overheard that mention Penn State.

In addition to being the star of Washington's football team, Floyd is a great student who, as one of his former teaches put it, "has always taken his schoolwork seriously."

Other Standouts

At 5-foot-8 and 196 pounds, Aaron Wilmer, a senior quarterback, will likely see a position change on the next level. Regardless, he provided Washington with an explosive playmaker that C.B. East didn't have an answer for. He ran for touchdowns of 54 and 46 yards and threw for two more. He ended the game with 140 yards on seven rushes (20-yard average) and 109 yards on 5-of-11 passing.

Check back tomorrow for the full video reel of Floyd's performance.

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