(Houston, TX) — The Southeast Texas high school where George Floyd attended is planning to rename the football field after him. The Houston ISD school board will vote this afternoon on the George Perry Floyd Jr. Athletic Community Field name at Yates High. Floyd was a star tight end for the Lions in the early 90’s helping them reach the state championship game. The Black man was killed in May 2020 after a Minnesota police officer put his knee on Floyd’s neck as he lay handcuffed in the street. The officer was fired and later convicted of murder and manslaughter.
George Floyd’s HS Planning To Rename Field In His Honor
By Ashley Hanley|2021-09-10T06:38:50-05:00September 10th, 2021|
About the Author: Ashley Hanley
Ashley (Goettl) Hanley is a North Mankato native and Mankato West graduate who made the switch from TV journalism to radio. After five years at KEYC News 12, Ashley is thrilled to be working for KTOE News. Ashley and her husband John, and son John, enjoy spending time in the community. You can also find Ashley coaching and playing softball and supporting her brother on the MSU football team and her sister with Scarlet athletics. Even though she went to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Ashley kept her Minnesota roots and is a big Twins and Vikings fan!