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Ricky Jean Francois
DE #99
Height:
6-3
Weight:
313
Age:
29
College:
LSU
Hometown:
Carol City, Fla.
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

TCKL
4
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
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MILESTONES
NFL debut: 12/20/09 (at PHI)... Redskins debut: 9/13/15 (vs. MIA)... First NFL start: 10/9/11 (vs. TB)... First sack: 10/17/10 (vs. OAK, Jason Campbell)... First multi-sack game: 11/24/13 (at ARI, 2)... First FF: 10/17/10 (vs. OAK, Jason Campbell)... First FR: 9/28/14 (vs. TEN, Kendall Wright)... First postseason sack: 1/4/14 (vs. KC, Alex Smith)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft... Signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an unresricted free agent on March 14, 2013... Released by the Colts on February 23, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on February 27, 2015.

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 12/20/09 (at PHI)... Redskins debut: 9/13/15 (vs. MIA)... First NFL start: 10/9/11 (vs. TB)... First sack: 10/17/10 (vs. OAK, Jason Campbell)... First multi-sack game: 11/24/13 (at ARI, 2)... First FF: 10/17/10 (vs. OAK, Jason Campbell)... First FR: 9/28/14 (vs. TEN, Kendall Wright)... First postseason sack: 1/4/14 (vs. KC, Alex Smith)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft... Signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an unresricted free agent on March 14, 2013... Released by the Colts on February 23, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on February 27, 2015.

PRO
Leader and locker room presence who joined the Redskins as a free agent in the 2015 offseason... Enters 2016 having previously appeared in 93 career regular season games with 29 starts, compiling 120 tackles (73 solo), 10.5 sacks, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery across the 2009-15 seasons... Brought track record of team success to Washington, having played for five consecutive division winners (2011-12 49ers, 2013-14 Colts, 2015 Redskins) in the last five years... Played in 11 postseason games with two starts from 2011-15, including an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII... Was drafted in San Francisco by current Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2015 (REDSKINS)
Played in all 16 regular season games (with one start) and one postseason game in his debut season in Washington, adding 25 tackles (nine solo) and two sacks... Made Redskins debut vs. MIA (9/13)... Added a solo tackle in win vs. STL (9/20)... Notched four tackles (one solo) at NYG (9/24)... Contributed an assisted tackle vs. PHI (10/4)... Made two tackles (one solo, including one for loss) at ATL (10/11)... Posted two tackles (one solo) at NYJ (10/18)... Assisted on two tackles in the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Contributed four tackles (one solo) at NE (11/8)... Added two tackles (one solo) in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Recorded two assisted tackles at CAR (11/22)... Added two assisted tackles in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Posted an assisted tackle and a pass defensed vs. DAL (12/7)... Played on defense and special teams in a win at CHI (12/13)... Recorded two tackles (one solo) including his first sack as a member of the Redskins in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Recorded two solo tackles (both for loss) including a sack in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26). Marked back-to-back contests with a full sack for the first time since Weeks 6-7 of the 2014 season... Started regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... Made a solo tackle in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10). 

2014 (COLTS)
Appeared in all 16 games, posting career highs in starts (13), tackles (28), tackles for loss (seven), passes defensed (four), sacks (3.0) and fumble recoveries (one)... Started at defensive tackle vs. PHI (9/15), tallying three tackles (one for loss) and one pass defensed... Started in a Week 4 victory vs. TEN (9/28) and finished the contest with one tackle and one fumble recovery, the first of his career... At HOU (10/9), started and collected five solo tackles, one pass defensed and tallied his first sack of the season when he brought down Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter... Compiled three tackles and a sack in a Week 7 start vs. CIN (10/19)... Recovered a blocked punt at PIT (10/26)... Notched two tackles and a sack in a Week 15 victory vs. HOU (12/14). Set a new single-season career-high with 3.0 sacks, surpassing his previous best of 2.5 sacks set in 2013... Compiled one tackle and half of a sack in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff win against CIN (1/4)... In the team’s AFC Divisional Playoff victory at DEN (1/11), finished with one tackle and was part of a defensive unit that held the Broncos to 288 net yards... Added two tackles in the AFC Championship Game at NE (1/18).

2013 (COLTS)
Started all 10 games in which he participated and finished the season with 19 tackles (13 solo), 2.5 sacks and two passes defensed... Started his first game in a Colts uniform in regular season opener vs. OAK (9/8). Contributed with four solo tackles in the victory... Notched three tackles and split a sack — his first as a member of the Colts — vs. DEN (10/20)... Posted with his first career multiple-sack game when he brought down Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer vs. ARI (11/24). Also added five solo tackles and one pass defensed... Started his first career postseason game at defensive tackle during the team’s Wild Card Playoff win vs. KC (1/4). Compiled three tackles and recorded his first career postseason sack when he brought down Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the third quarter... Started at defensive tackle in the Divisional Playoff at NE (1/11) and finished with two tackles (one for loss).

2012 (49ERS)
Played in all 16 games for the third consecutive season, making three starts and totaling a then-career-high in tackles (51, according to the coaching staff) while adding 2.0 sacks... Capped the regular season registering 21 tackles (13 solo) and 2.0 sacks in the final three games... Added five tackles (three solo) in three postseason games... Posted seven tackles (four solo) at MIN (9/23)... In his first start of the season, was part of defense that held NYJ (9/30) to 145 total yards on offense in 34-0 road win... Notched his second career sack at NE (12/16)... Registered a career-high 10 tackles (six solo) at SEA (12/23)... Notched his second sack of the season vs. ARI (12/30).... Competed in NFC Divisional Playoff game vs. GB (1/12) and the NFC Championship game at ATL (1/20)... Totaled two tackles in a Super Bowl XLVII loss vs. BAL (2/3).

2011 (49ERS)
Appeared in all 16 games for a second consecutive season, making two starts and totaling 32 tackles (14 solo) according to the coaching staff and two passes defensed... Made two tackles (one solo) and one pass defensed in two postseason games... Made his first NFL career start vs. TB (10/9) and posted six tackles... Helped limit the Rams to just 31 yards rushing without allowing a rushing first down vs. STL (12/4). The game marked the first time the 49ers defense did not allow a rushing first down since Nov. 29, 2010 at ARI... Set a then-career-high with eight tackles and one pass defensed in the regular season finale at STL (1/1)... Posted two tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed in NFC Divisional Playoff game vs. NO (1/14).

2010 (49ERS)
Played in all 16 games and posted 23 tackles (13 solo) according to the coaching staff, one sack and a forced fumble... Recorded four tackles (three solo) at KC (9/26)... Registered his first career sack and forced fumble on quarterback Jason Campbell vs. OAK (10/17)... Saw extended action at GB (12/5) and tallied four tackles... Made four tackles (one solo) vs. ARI (1/2).

2009 (49ERS)
Appeared in three games late in his rookie season... Made his NFL debut at PHI (12/20) on special teams... Saw his first action on defense vs. DET (12/27).

COLLEGE
Played at LSU from 2005-08, appearing in 25 games with nine starts and posting 56 tackles, 5.5 sacks, three passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble during his career... As a junior in 2008, played in 11 games with six starts at defensive tackle, recording 20 tackles, 2.0 sacks, two passes defensed and a fumble recovery... As a sophomore in 2007, started two games and was named Defensive Most Outstanding Player in the BCS National Championship Game, registering six tackles, a half of a sack and a blocked field goal, in LSU’s win over Ohio State... As a redshirt freshman in 2006, played in 12 games (one start) and tallied 27 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery... Redshirted in 2005.

PERSONAL
Attended Carol City H.S. in Miami Gardens, Fla., where he was rated the No.1 defensive line prospect in Florida by Rivals. com... Named the Dade (Fla.) County Male Athlete of the Year in both 2004 and 2005, becoming the first two-time winner of the award in its 49-year history... Named to the prep All-America team by both Riddell and Tom Lemming... Member of the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 for Florida... As a senior, named first-team all-state with 93 tackles, 15.0 sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions, while setting the Florida state record for sacks in a game (6.5).... Won state championships in the shot put and discus as both a junior and senior. Recorded the nation’s third-best toss in the shot put with a throw of 65-5 in 2005... Majored in general studies with an emphasis in communication studies and sports studies.... Full name: Ricky Barkley Jean Francois... Son of Zora Jones... Last name pronounced “zhan fran-SWAH”... Born in Carol City, Fla on Nov. 23, 1986.

COMMUNITY
Assisted his family and fellow countrymen following the earthquake that left nearly one million people homeless in Haiti. He first worked to obtain donations, getting GMC to donate 50 brand new 2010 trucks... Became a fan favorite during Training Camp in Richmond in 2015. On the final day of camp, provided all children in attendance with free shaved ice snow cones from Kona Ice... Participated in the inaugural WOW Wives Runway Show to benefit the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation... Distributed hats and coats as part of the Share the Warmth event presented by Macy’s.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 121 73 48 10.5 0 9 0 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2015 WAS 16 1 25 9 16 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 IND 16 13 28 18 10 3.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 IND 10 10 19 13 6 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 SF 16 3 22 12 10 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 SF 16 2 15 12 3 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 SF 16 0 12 9 3 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 SF 3 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Recent Videos

  • Ricky Jean Francois: Chemistry Is 'Getting There'

    Posted 20 hours ago

    Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean Francois spoke with the media following the team's 21-16 win over the Buffalo Bills on Friday night.

  • Redskins Hold Practice At Joint Base Andrews

    Posted Aug 25, 2016

    On Thursday, the Washington Redskins held a special practice for our Armed Forces at Joint Base Andrews. The practice was presented by USAA, the Official Military Appreciation Sponsor of the Washington Redskins.

  • Ricky Jean Francois: Corrections Have To Be Made

    Posted Aug 20, 2016

    Redskins defensive end Ricky Jean Francois spoke with the media following the Redskins 22-18 win over the New York Jets on Friday night.

  • One Catch To End It All

    Posted Aug 15, 2016

    All Redskins defensive end Chris Baker had to do is field one punt and training camp was over. He couldn't, so in stepped defensive end Ricky Jean Francois to save the day.

  • CSN: Jean-Francois Tops Baker, Catches Punt

    Posted Aug 15, 2016

    Redskins defensive linemen had the chance to end practice early if they could catch a punt. Chris Baker was way off, but Ricky Jean-Francois reeled it in for his cheering teammates.