Ricky Jean-Francois

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Ricky Jean-Francois
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Jean-Francois with the Redskins in 2015.
No. 99 Washington Redskins
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-23) November 23, 1986 (age 29)
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 Week 16, 2015
Tackles: 122
Quarterback sacks: 10.5
Forced fumbles: 1
Player 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 was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft, and played college football at Louisiana State University. He has also played for the Indianapolis Colts.

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]

Jean-Francois with the 49ers in 2012.

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".[2]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Jean-Francois signed with the Indianapolis Colts on March 14, 2013.[3] He was released on February 23, 2015.[4]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Jean-Francois signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Washington Redskins on February 26, 2015.[5]


Jean-Francois is of Haitian descent[6] and has two brothers and two sisters. He has a daughter, Royal Brooklyn Jean-Francois, born November 22, 2014. Although Ricky has no relationship with his daughter, she is as of now his only child.[citation needed]


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

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