Deondre Francois

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Deondre Francois
Florida State Seminoles – No. 12
Position Quarterback
Class Redshirt Junior
Career history
Bowl games
High school Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy
Personal information
Born: (1997-02-12) February 12, 1997 (age 21)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Deondre Francois (born February 12, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles.

Early life and background[edit]

When Francois was a young child, he moved numerous times bouncing back and forth from Miami to Orlando. His mother Janice moved him and his family from Little Haiti, a neighborhood of Miami to Orlando for a better life around the time of junior high.[1][2] Francois is of Haitian descent.[3]

Francois attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida his first three years of high school and transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida his senior year.[4] From 2012 to 2013 at Olympia, he passed for 3,162 yards and 28 touchdowns for the football team. As a senior, he passed for 1,488 yards with 18 touchdowns. Francois was considered a four-star recruit and committed to Florida State University to play college football.[5][6]

College career[edit]

Francois redshirted his first year at Florida State in 2015. Francois competed with Sean Maguire for the starting quarterback job in 2016.[7] After Maguire suffered an injury, Francois was considered the favorite to start the season opener.[8][9] On September 5, 2016, Francois made his first collegiate start against the Ole Miss Rebels. Francois passed for 419 yards and two touchdowns, leading the way on a 22-point comeback victory, the largest comeback in Florida State football history.[10] He would be the quarterback for the rest of the season. The Seminoles finished the season 10–3, 5–3 in ACC play, to finish in second place in the Atlantic Division. They were invited to the 2016 Orange Bowl, where they defeated the Michigan Wolverines.

On September 2, 2017, in the Seminoles first game of the year, Francois injured his patellar tendon and missed the remainder of the 2017 season.[11]


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