Ricky Jean Francois

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Ricky Jean Francois
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Jean Francois with the Washington Redskins in 2015
No. 95 Green Bay Packers
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-23) November 23, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 313 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Carol City
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 244
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Tackles: 153
Quarterback sacks: 12.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Passes defensed: 10
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 Green Bay Packers 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 (LSU). He has also played for the Indianapolis Colts and Washington Redskins.

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.

Professional career[edit]

Jean Francois with the San Francisco 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 49ers fans for his "Peanut Butter Jelly Dance".[2]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Jean Francois signed with the 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]

On March 15, 2017, Jean Francois was released by the Redskins.[6]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On March 24, 2017, Jean Francois signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Green Bay Packers.[7]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Keim, John (March 15, 2017). "Redskins clear cap room by waiving DE Ricky Jean Francois". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Packers sign DT Jean Francois". Packers.com. March 24, 2017. 

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