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Jeff Francis (American football)

Jeff Francis
No. 9, 13
Date of birth: (1966-07-07) July 7, 1966
Place of birth: Park Ridge, Illinois
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 6 / Pick 140
Organizations
As player:
1989
1990–1992
Los Angeles Raiders
Cleveland Browns

Jeffrey Lee Francis (born July 7, 1966) is a former American football player and current football sideline reporter for the Vol Network [1]

Francis played quarterback for Johnny Majors at the University of Tennessee from 1985 to 1988, starting from 1987 to 1988. He was the starting quarterback for Tennessee in the 1988 Peach Bowl, which the Volunteers won 27–22. He was Tennessee's all-time leader in pass completions and passing yards at the time of his graduation.

Francis was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 6th Round of the 1989 NFL Draft and spent his rookie season on the Raiders' development roster.[2] He was waived by the Raiders on September 4, 1990.[3] On October 11, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns and placed on the practice squad. Francis was activated by the Browns before their December 23 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[4] He appeared in that game, completing two passes for 26 yards.[5]

Francis spent the 1991 season on injured reserve and was cut by the Browns on August 25, 1992. He was re-signed by Cleveland on September 23 when backup Todd Philcox went on the injured reserve.[6] He was again waived by the Browns on October 1.[7]

References

  1. ^ http://www.utsports.com/genrel//082001aaa.html
  2. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-1210987.html
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1990/09/04/sports/transactions-712490.html
  4. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=zVYNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=jG4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5505,6012970&dq=jeff+francis
  5. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FranJe20_games.htm
  6. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/23/sports/transactions-955592.html
  7. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/01/sports/transactions-431592.html
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