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#23 Stefoin Francois
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 207 lbs.
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Reserve, La.
High School: East St. John HS
Major: General Studies
Born: 12/25/1987
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Stefoin Francois Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2012

CAREER
Played in 42 games, starting 23 during his career ... Started 23 games at outside linebacker as a junior and senior ... Capped career with 58 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack ... Came to LSU as a safety but transitioned to linebacker for the 2010 season.

SENIOR SEASON (2011)
Played in 13 games with 10 starts ... Finished season with 11 tackles ... Had season-best three tackles in win over Western Kentucky ... Earned a half tackle for a loss against Northwestern State as well as Florida ... Had one tackle against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Started against Alabama in the national title contest.

JUNIOR SEASON (2010)
Started all 13 games at Sam linebacker ... Racked up 37 tackles, two tackles for losses, two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and one sack this season ... Set a new career high with nine tackles against Mississippi State ... Registered five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in November win over Ole Miss ... Picked up his first career sack against Louisiana-Monroe and finished with three tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry ... Tallied two stops and one pass breakup in win over Alabama ... Made his first career start and tallied three tackles and a pass breakup on the final play of the game in the endzone against North Carolina.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009)
Played in 11 games mostly on special teams ... Did not start any contests ... Missed the Mississippi State and Florida contests ... Recorded eight tackles on the year and forced a fumble in the first quarter of the Capital One Bowl against Penn State ... Added two tackles in the bowl game ... Accumulated a season-high four tackles in the win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Played in five games as a redshirt freshman and finished with two tackles ... Saw limited playing time in the secondary and played a role on special teams ... Both of his tackles came in the home finale against Ole Miss ... Injured his knee during bowl practice and did not play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2007.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the premier safety prospects in the nation ... Rated the No. 8 safety in the nation by Scout.com and No. 5 by Rivals.com ... Ranked by SuperPrep as the sixth-best defensive back in the country ... Considered the No. 63 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, New Orleans Times Picayune's Blue-Chip List and Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen ... Called by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming "one of the hardest hitting defensive players in the country and one of the most dominating players in the South" ... Played for the winning West team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Received Class 5A first-team all-state recognition after finishing his senior season with 81 tackles and five sacks ... Racked up 97 tackles (61 solos), five sacks and two interceptions as a junior ... Coached by Larry Dauterive.

PERSONAL
Full name is Stefoin Francois, Jr. ... Parents are Stefoin Francois, Sr., and Lisa Smith ... Has one brother, Alphonse ... Born Dec. 25, 1987, in New Orleans ... Majoring in general studies.  

FRANCOIS' CAREER HIGHS  
Total tackles: 9 vs. Mississippi State, 2010
Tackles for loss: 1.5 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2010
Sacks: 1.0 vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 2010 

FRANCOIS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR
2008

5-0

0

2

2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

0

0-0

2009

11-0

3
5

8

0-0

0-0

0

0

0-0

1

0-0

2010

13-13

14

23

37

2.0-14

1.0-10

2

1

0-0

0

0-0

2011

13-10

3

8

11

1.0-2

0-0

0

0

0-0

0

0-0

Totals

42-23
20
38
58
3.0-16
1.0-10
2
1
0-0
1
0-0
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