Position
Linebacker
Height
6'1
Weight
223 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Reserve, La.
High School
East St. John HS

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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