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Russ Francis

Russell Ross Francis

Position: TE
Height: 6-6    Weight: 240 lbs.

Born: April 3, 1953 in Seattle, WA
High School: Kailua, Pleasant Hill
College: Oregon   (school history)    (Francis college stats)
Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (16th overall) of the 1975 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 45 (1801st overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #1345. Richard Todd… #1346. Rodney Holman… #1347. Robert James… #1348. RUSS FRANCIS… #1349. Shaun Ellis… #1350. Plaxico Burress… #1351. Walt Rock… 

Receiving & Rushing

Games Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1975 22 NWE TE 81 14 11 35 636 18.2 4 48 2.5 45.4 636 4 1 6
1976* 23 NWE TE 81 13 12 26 367 14.1 3 48 2.0 28.2 2 12 0 8 6.0 0.9 0.2 379 3 1 6
1977* 24 NWE TE 81 10 10 16 229 14.3 4 31 1.6 22.9 229 4 0 4
1978* 25 NWE TE 81 15 15 39 543 13.9 4 53 2.6 36.2 543 4 1 7
1979 26 NWE TE 81 12 12 39 557 14.3 5 44 3.3 46.4 557 5 0 5
1980 27 NWE TE 81 15 15 41 664 16.2 8 39 2.7 44.3 664 8 0 8
1982 29 SFO te 81 9 4 23 278 12.1 2 26 2.6 30.9 278 2 2 4
1983 30 SFO TE 81 16 16 33 357 10.8 4 25 2.1 22.3 357 4 2 4
1984 31 SFO te 81 10 8 23 285 12.4 2 32 2.3 28.5 285 2 1 3
1985 32 SFO TE 81 16 16 44 478 10.9 3 25 2.8 29.9 478 3 2 4
1986 33 SFO TE 81 16 14 41 505 12.3 1 52 2.6 31.6 505 1 0 4
1987 34 2TM 9 7 22 202 9.2 0 19 2.4 22.4 202 0 0 3
NWE 49 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
SFO TE 81 8 7 22 202 9.2 0 19 2.8 25.3 202 0 0 3
1988 35 NWE TE 81 12 8 11 161 14.6 0 51 0.9 13.4 161 0 0 2
Career 167 148 393 5262 13.4 40 53 2.4 31.5 2 12 0 8 6.0 0.1 0.0 5274 40 10 60
8 yrs NWE 92 83 207 3157 15.3 28 53 2.3 34.3 2 12 0 8 6.0 0.1 0.0 3169 28 3 38
6 yrs SFO 75 65 186 2105 11.3 12 52 2.5 28.1 2105 12 7 22

Playoffs Receiving & Rushing

Games Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1976* 23 NWE TE 1 1 4 96 24.0 1 40 4.0 96.0 96 1 0
1978* 25 NWE TE 1 1 8 101 12.6 1 24 8.0 101.0 101 1 0
1983 30 SFO TE 2 2 8 123 15.4 0 27 4.0 61.5 123 0 0
1984 ❍ 31 SFO TE 3 3 8 89 11.1 1 19 2.7 29.7 89 1 0
1985 32 SFO TE 1 1 4 39 9.8 0 20 4.0 39.0 39 0 0
1986 33 SFO TE 1 1 3 26 8.7 0 20 3.0 26.0 26 0 0
Career 9 9 6 35 474 13.5 3 40 3.9 52.7 474 3 0
4 yrs SFO 7 7 6 23 277 12.0 1 27 3.3 39.6 277 1 0
2 yrs NWE 2 2 12 197 16.4 2 40 6.0 98.5 197 2 0

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1975 22 NWE TE 81 14 11 0 1 0 0 0
1976* 23 NWE TE 81 13 12 0 1 1 0 0
1977* 24 NWE TE 81 10 10 0 0 1 3 0
1978* 25 NWE TE 81 15 15 0 1 1 0 0
1982 29 SFO te 81 9 4 0 2 0 0 0
1983 30 SFO TE 81 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
1984 31 SFO te 81 10 8 0 1 2 0 0
1985 32 SFO TE 81 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
Career 167 148 0 10 5 3 0
8 yrs NWE 92 83 0 3 3 3 0
6 yrs SFO 75 65 0 7 2 0 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1982 29 SFO te 81 9 4 1 1 100.0 45 0 0.0 0 0.0 45 45.0 45.0 45.0 5.0 118.7 0 0 45.00 45.00 0.0
Career 167 148 1 1 100.0 45 0 0.0 0 0.0 45 45.0 45.0 45.0 0.3 118.7 0 0 45.00 45.00 0.0 0 0
8 yrs NWE 92 83 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
6 yrs SFO 75 65 1 1 100.0 45 0 0.0 0 0.0 45 45.0 45.0 45.0 0.6 118.7 0 0 45.00 45.00 0.0

Playoffs Passing

Year Age Tm Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1976* 23 NWE TE 1 1 0-0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Career 9 9 0-0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
4 yrs SFO 7 7 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 yrs NWE 2 2 0-0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1975 22 NWE TE 81 14 11 4 4 24
1976* 23 NWE TE 81 13 12 3 3 18
1977* 24 NWE TE 81 10 10 4 4 24
1978* 25 NWE TE 81 15 15 4 4 24
1979 26 NWE TE 81 12 12 5 5 30
1980 27 NWE TE 81 15 15 8 8 48
1982 29 SFO te 81 9 4 2 2 12
1983 30 SFO TE 81 16 16 4 4 24
1984 31 SFO te 81 10 8 2 2 12
1985 32 SFO TE 81 16 16 3 3 18
1986 33 SFO TE 81 16 14 1 1 6
Career 167 148 40 40 240
8 yrs NWE 92 83 28 28 168
6 yrs SFO 75 65 12 12 72

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1976* 23 NWE TE 1 1 1 1 6
1978* 25 NWE TE 1 1 1 1 6
1984 ❍ 31 SFO TE 1 1 1 1 6
Career 9 9 3 3 18
4 yrs SFO 7 7 1 1 6
2 yrs NWE 2 2 2 2 12

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1975 22 14 TE 88 31 2 41
1976 23 13 TE 56 11 74
1977 24 10 TE 47 15
1978 25 15 TE 78 21 8 48
1979 26 12 TE 86 13 8 62
1980 27 15 TE 114 39 2 26
1982 29 9 TE 42 2 11 73
1983 30 16 TE 60 19
1984 31 10 TE 41 30
1985 32 16 TE 66 16
1986 33 16 TE 57 13
1987 34 9 TE 20 39
1988 35 12 TE 16 36
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