Position
Defensive Tackle
Height
6'3
Weight
289 lbs.
Class
Junior
Hometown
Miami, Fla.
High School
Carol City HS

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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