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#90 Ricky Jean-Francois
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 281 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Miami, Fla.
High School: Carol City HS
Ricky Jean-Francois Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/27/2009

2007 BCS National Championship Game Defensive MVP (vs. Ohio State)
2006 First-Team Freshman All-America (Sporting News)
2006 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)

CAREER
Played in 25 games for LSU, starting nine times ... Drafted in seventh round of 2009 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers ... Opted to leave LSU following his junior season ... Capped career with 56 tackles, 10 tackles for losses and 5.5 sacks ... Named defensive MVP of 2007 BCS National Championship Game ... Also a member of the LSU track and field team.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in 11 games with six starts ... Finished with 20 tackles, three tackles for losses and a pair of sacks ... Added a pair of QB hurries and a blocked one field goal ... Blocked field goal came against top-ranked Alabama with time expiring which resulted in the game being sent to overtime ... Injured a groin against Mississippi State in late September and missed games against Florida and South Carolina ... Didn’t return to full strength until November ... Had season-high of three tackles vs. North Texas and Georgia ... Had a sack for a 9-yard loss vs. Arkansas ... Finished year with a pair of tackles in bowl win over Georgia Tech.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in just two games for the Tigers after serving a 12-month suspension for an off the field issue ... Returned to action for the SEC Championship Game and helped the Tigers to a 21-14 win over Tennessee ... Finished season with a bang, earning defensive MVP honors in the BCS National Championship Game against Ohio State ... Had six tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses, a half sack and blocked a field goal in LSU’s win over the Buckeyes ... Added a quarterback hurry against Ohio State as he led a Tiger defense that dominated the Buckeyes ... Had three tackles in SEC title game win over Tennessee.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
A key reserve on the Tigers’ defensive front, he was named a first-team Freshman All-American by the Sporting News ... Saw action in 12 of the Tigers’ 13 games and earned his first career start against Auburn ... Finished the Auburn game with three tackles, including one for loss, and a sack ... Both the TFL and sack marked the first of his career ... Recorded a career-high four tackles twice, first against Tulane and then vs. Alabama ... Also recovered a fumble and blocked a field goal against the Green Wave ... Against the Tide, had a career-high 1.5 TFL, a sack and broke up a pass ... On the year, made 27 tackles and was credited with 5.5 TFL, three sacks, a blocked kick, a quarterback hurry, a fumble recovery and a broken up pass.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005.

HIGH SCHOOL
The No. 1 defensive line prospect in the state of Florida ... Participated in the CaliFlorida Bowl ... Ranked as the No. 3 defensive prospect in the nation by Collegefootballnews.com ... Named to the prep All-America team by both Riddell and Tom Lemming ... First-team all-state as a senior ... Member of the Orlando Sentinel Top 100 for Florida and a member of the FSN South’s Countdown To Signing Day” All-South” first team ... Named the Dade (Fla.) County Male Athlete of the Year in both 2004 and 2005, becoming the only two-time winner of the award in its 49-year history ... Skilled pass rusher whose quickness and instincts separate him from others ... Equally as impressive in throwing the shot put and discus for the track team ... Closed out his career with a remarkable senior season, registering 93 tackles, 15 sacks and three interceptions ... Also forced six fumbles and recovered three as well ... Set the Florida state record for sacks in a game with 6.5 ... Had a breakout junior season with 87 tackles, including 27 for losses, 10 sacks and eight forced fumbles ... Won the 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 3/4 in 2005 ... Coached by Walt Frazier.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ricky Barkley Jean-Francois ... Nickname is The Freak ... Born Nov. 23, 1986, in Miami ... Mom is Zora Jones ... Majoring in general studies with emphasis in communication studies and sports studies. 

CAREER HIGHS   
Total tackles:
6 vs. Ohio State, 2007
Tackles for loss: 1.5 twice (last vs. Ohio State, 2007)
Sacks: 1, five times
Interceptions: 0

JEAN-FRANCOIS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR
2005
Redshirt Season
2006
12-1
10
17
27
5.5-28
3-23
1
1
0
1-0
1

2007

2-2

5

4

9

1.5-4

0.5-1

0

1

0

0

1

2008
11-6
8
12
20
3.0-15
2.0-14
0
2
0
0
1

Totals

25-8

23

33

56

10-47

5.5-38

1

4

0

1-0

3

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