George LaFrance

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George LaFrance
No. 25, 27
Offensive Specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-09-24) September 24, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth: New Iberia, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: New Iberia Senior High School
College: Baker
Undrafted in 1987
Debuted in 1988 for the Detroit Drive
Last played in 2000 for the New Jersey Red Dogs
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
 As executive:
 As administrator:
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL MVP (1989 & 1991)
  • ArenaBowl Champion (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995 & 1996)
  • ArenaBowl MVP (1989, 1992 & 1995)
  • First Team All-Arena - WR/DB (1989)
  • First Team All-Arena - OS/KR (1991)
  • AFL All Star - WR/DB (1993)
  • 10th Anniversary Team - OS (1996)
  • All-ArenaBowl Team - OS (1999)
  • First Team 15th Anniversary Team - KR (2001)
  • Baker Athletics Hall of Fame (2002)
  • AFL's 20 Greatest Players #3 (2006)
  • AFL Hall of Fame (2011)
  • AFL's 25 Greatest Players #6 (2012)
Career Arena football statistics
Receptions 629
Receiving Yards 9,004
Receiving TDs 197
Kick Return Yards 9,298
Kick Return TDs 13
Stats at ArenaFan.com

George Herbert LaFrance III (born September 24, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former Arena Football League Offensive Specialist. In a playing career lasting twelve years, he played for the Detroit Drive (1988-1993), the Tampa Bay Storm (1994-1999), and the New Jersey Red Dogs (2000). In 2002 he served as General Manager of the San Diego Riptide.[1]

Career[edit]

LaFrance attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, where he played as a wide receiver for two years.[2]

LaFrance is in the AFL Hall Of Fame, and in ArenaBowl IX, wearing #25 for the Storm, became the only player to ever win ArenaBowl MVP 3 times. LaFrance is the career leader in Tampa Bay Storm all-purpose yards with over 20,000.

Retirement[edit]

In 2012, LaFrance cited his desire to return to the AFL after 12 seasons of retirement.[3] LaFrance stated, "You can always think. I'm in good shape. It would be during the playoffs. What team I'm looking at, I don't know. A team that's ready. I'll keep that wide open."[3]

LaFrance is currently Athletic Director at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArenaFan Online, May 2, 2002". Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Baker University Athletics Hall of Fame". Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Richard Obert (March 21, 2012). "George LaFrance looking to come back after 12 year absence". www.azcentral.com. azcentral.com. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Official Website of Diné College Athletics". Retrieved 5 July 2011. 

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