George LaFrance

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George LaFrance
No. 25, 27
Position: Offensive specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-09-24) September 24, 1965 (age 49)
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: 1987
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As executive:
As administrator:
Career highlights and awards
  • AFL MVP (1989 & 1991)
  • ArenaBowl Champion (1988, 1989, 1990, 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) 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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