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Robert Francois biography

Date of birth : 1985-05-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Highlands, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-28
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Packers, Super Bowl 45

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Robert Francois is an American football linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Re-signed by Green Bay to a reserve/future contract on Jan. 11, 2010... Signed to the Packers’ practice squad on Dec. 8, 2009, and spent the final four weeks of the regular season and the playoffs with the organization... Initially signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a non-drafted free agent on May 1, 2009... Spent the entire offseason program and most of training camp with Minnesota... Appeared in one preseason game with the Vikings and recorded one solo tackle before being waived on Aug. 18... Claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on Aug. 19... Appeared in one preseason contest with the Lions before being waived on Sept. 1... A four-year letterman at Boston College, he appeared in 52 games over the course of his career, totaling 201 tackles and helping the program to back-to-back ACC Atlantic Division titles in both 2007 and 2008... Started the final eight games of his senior season in 2008 and placed third on the team with a career-high 82 tackles (47 solo), including nine for loss, two sacks and an INT he returned for a TD... Earned Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors after tallying nine tackles, two sacks and the INT return for a TD vs. Maryland (Nov. 29)... Played in 13 games as a junior in 2007 and finished the season with 37 tackles, two tackles for loss and a half sack... Appeared in all 13 of the team’s games as a sophomore in 2006, starting seven and registering 52 tackles (29 solo), 3 1/2 for loss, and tying for the team lead with three fumble recoveries on the season... Saw his first action as a redshirt freshman in 2005, appearing in 12 games and posting 28 tackles and a fumble recovery... Redshirted in 2004... Earned a B.A. in communications... Initially prepped at Ross Sterling High School in Baytown, Texas, outside of Houston before transferring to Governor Dummer Academy in Massachusetts for his final three years... Lettered all four years in football between the two schools, appearing at WR, TE and S, earning Governor’s Team Most Valuable Player honor as a senior in 2003... Also was named to the All-New England team as a senior and was a two-time All-Independent League first-team selection... Earned three letters in basketball and two in track... Participated in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 4x100-meter, and 4x400-meter events, and won the New England Class C 100-meter title his senior year... Volunteered during the summers while in college, serving as a mentor to inner-city teens in Boston... Was a college teammate of Packers’ CB Will Blackmon and NT B.J. Raji... Enjoys playing video games, watching movies and watching television, listing Spartacus as his favorite show... Traveled to the Bahamas and also to Miami during Super Bowl week this offseason... Names Jerry Rice and former Boston College and NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski as his favorite athletes... Single, lives in Highlands, Texas... Given name Robert Joseph Francois; born in Houston.

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