France was drafted in the first round as the 20th pick in the 1975 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams after the team selected Dennis Harrah with the 11th pick. France played for the Los Angeles Rams for seven years and went to the Pro Bowl for two straight years (1977–78). Then France spent one season with the Houston Oilers in 1983.
After retiring from the NFL he attempted to become an actor before becoming a high school offensive line coach at La Qunita. He died on April 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.