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Robert Francois
Robert Francois
2009 Packers Active
Home Position Road
49 OLB
49
General information
Height 6 ft. 2 in.
Weight 244 lbs.
Born May 14, 1985
Birthplace Flag of the United States Highlands, Texas
Career information
College Boston College Boston College
NFL Draft 2009
Drafted by Undrafted
External links
NFL  · Packers  · Wikipedia icon

Robert Francois (born May 14, 1985 in Highlands, Texas) is an outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL).

After playing college football at Boston College, Francois played with three of the four teams in the NFC North his rookie season. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2009, then released and signed by the Detroit Lions, then again released until signing with the Packers that same season.

College careerEdit

Francois played his college football at Boston College, becoming teammates with current Green Bay Packers nose guard B.J. Raji. After redshirting in 2004, Francois played in all 12 games in 2005, all 13 games in 2006 (seven starts), and 13 games in 2007. In 2008 during his senior season, Francois started every game.

Professional careerEdit

Vikings Minnesota VikingsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Francois was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. After playing one pre-season game, he was waived on August 18 after the team signed former Green Bay Packers legend, Brett Favre.

Lions Detroit LionsEdit

Francois was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on August 19, 2009. After playing one pre-season game, he was waived on August 30.

Packers Green Bay PackersEdit

Francois was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad December 7, 2009, marking his third NFC North team in the same season. On January 11, 2010 Francois signed a reserve/future contract.

After being released during roster cuts before the start of the 2010 season, Francois would be brought back on October 13, 2010 and was later promoted to the active roster due to the injuries of linebackers Nick Barnett and Brandon Chillar. Francois gained the ire of the coaching staff in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins on a fourth down punt where he illegally lined up against the long snapper, prompting a penalty that extended the Miami drive into a game-changing Miami touchdown. The Packers would come back to tie the game, but lost in overtime to drop to 3-3.

Francois was released three weeks later on November 9, 2010 but re-added to the squad on November 15 after the suffered more season-ending injuries to the linebacker corps.

StatisticsEdit

Statistics
Season NFL Team Games Tackles Interceptions
G GS Comb Solo Ast Sck PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TD
2009 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 0 0 Participated as member of practice squad
2010 Packers helmet Green Bay Packers 8 1 3 3 0 0.0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2 Yrs Packers PACKERS TOTAL 8 1 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career statistics and player information from NFL.com

External linksEdit

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