Ricky Jean-Francois

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Ricky Jean-Francois
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Jean-Francois in the 2012 preseason.
No. 99 Washington Redskins
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-23) November 23, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 297 lb (135 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Carol City
College: Louisiana State
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 96
Sacks: 8.5
Forced fumbles: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Ricky Barkley Jean-Francois (/ˌʒɔːn.frænˈswɑː/ JON-fran-SWAH;[1] born November 23, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He is of Haitian descent.[2] He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft, and played college football at Louisiana State University.

College career[edit]

As a member of the National Championship winning 2007 LSU Tigers football team, he was the Defensive MVP of the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. Jean-Francois was also a member of the LSU track & field team.

Jean-Francois was a teammate of former Miami Hurricane and former New York Giant Safety Kenny Phillips at Miami Carol City High School.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Jean-Francois was selected on April 26, 2009 as a 7th round draft pick for the 49ers. He became famous among 49er fans for his "Peanut Butter Jelly Dance".[3]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Jean-Francois signed with the Indianapolis Colts on March 14, 2013.[4] He was released on February 23, 2015.[5]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Jean-Francois signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Washington Redskins on February 26, 2015.[6]

Personal[edit]

Jean-Francois has two brothers and two sisters.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20111009/SPORTS/111009494?p=2&tc=pg&tc=ar
  2. ^ "Chart: Haitian Americans in the NFL". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.ninersnation.com/2010/10/13/1748356/ricky-jean-francois-peanut-butter-jelly-time-peanut-butter-jelly-time
  4. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 14, 2013). "Ricky Jean-Francois signs $22M contract with Colts". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-03-15. 
  5. ^ Orr, Conor (February 23, 2015). "Indianapolis Colts release Ricky Jean Francois". nfl.com. Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mike (February 26, 2015). "Redskins sign DL Ricky Jean-Francois". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 

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