Floyd joins Smith as gameday captain for bowl game

Nine months after a DUI arrest stripped him of being Notre Dame's team captain, Michael Floyd has regained the status---for one game.

Irish football coach Brian Kelly named his wide receiver a gameday captain for Thursday's showdown with Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl. Floyd will join full-time captain Harrison Smith. The two were both named full-time captains one year ago, before Floyd lost the status.

Thursday will be Floyd's final game at Notre Dame.

“In this profession, when you get to see a guy change his life after adversity, that’s really what makes it special," Kelly said Wednesday. "He has exhibited all the things necessary that we have asked him to do. He’s gotten his degree from Notre Dame, he’s lived his life the right way and he’s been extraordinary in his preparation and practice. He exhibits all those traits that we feel are important to be a game day captain."

Notre Dame and Florida State will kickoff at 5:30 Thursday afternoon in the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando.

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