Jean-Francois with the Redskins in 2015.
|No. 99 Washington Redskins|
|Date of birth:||November 23, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Miami, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||297 lb (135 kg)|
|High school:||Miami (FL) Carol City|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2015|
Ricky Barkley Jean-Francois (// JON-fran-SWAH; 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.
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.
San Francisco 49ers
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".
Jean-Francois is of Haitian descent 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.
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