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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 (1763rd overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

81 81 49

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

Russ Francis Career Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1920 to 2014.

Career Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

40 Touchdowns

40 Receiving, 12 Go-Ahead, 1 Tying, Long of 42 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
19808
19795
19754
19784
19834
19774
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Patriots28
49ers12
Saints4
Bills4
Dolphins4
Titans3
Cardinals3
Jets3
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Road22
Home18
Sunday31
Monday8
Friday1
1st5
2nd11
3rd10
4th14
3 or fewer yards3
4-9 yards16
10-19 yards8
20-29 yards6
30 or more yards7
Steve Grogan22
Joe Montana12
Matt Cavanaugh4
Jim Plunkett1
Neil Graff1

Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1975 2 1975-09-28 NWE MIA L 14-22 2 Receiving 5 Neil Graff Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
2 1975 3 1975-10-05 NWE @ NYJ L 7-36 4 Receiving 42 Steve Grogan Trail 0-29 Trail 7-29
3 1975 9 1975-11-16 NWE DAL L 31-34 3 Receiving 37 Jim Plunkett Trail 10-24 Trail 17-24
4 1975 10 1975-11-23 NWE @ BUF L 31-45 2 Receiving 21 Steve Grogan Trail 14-24 Trail 21-24
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
5 1976 2 1976-09-19 NWE MIA W 30-14 4 Receiving 4 Steve Grogan Lead 23-14 Lead 30-14
6 1976 3 1976-09-26 NWE @ PIT W 30-27 3 Receiving 38 Steve Grogan Trail 9-20 Trail 16-20
7 1976 7 1976-10-24 NWE @ BUF W 26-22 3 Receiving 9 Steve Grogan Lead 6-3 Lead 12-3
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
8 1977 2 1977-09-26 NWE @ CLE L 27-30 4 Receiving 6 Steve Grogan Tied 17-17 Lead 24-17*
9 1977 4 1977-10-09 NWE SEA W 31-0 2 Receiving 1 Steve Grogan Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
10 1977 6 1977-10-23 NWE BAL W 17-3 3 Receiving 31 Steve Grogan Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
11 1977 14 1977-12-18 NWE @ BAL L 24-30 2 Receiving 5 Steve Grogan Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
12 1978 2 1978-09-10 NWE @ STL W 16-6 2 Receiving 24 Steve Grogan Lead 10-0 Lead 16-0
13 1978 4 1978-09-24 NWE @ OAK W 21-14 2 Receiving 25 Steve Grogan Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
14 1978 5 1978-10-01 NWE SDG W 28-23 4 Receiving 6 Steve Grogan Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
15 1978 9 1978-10-29 NWE NYJ W 55-21 2 Receiving 11 Steve Grogan Lead 34-7 Lead 41-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
16 1979 1 1979-09-03 NWE PIT L 13-16 1 Receiving 4 Steve Grogan Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
17 1979 4 1979-09-23 NWE SDG W 27-21 4 Receiving 5 Steve Grogan Lead 20-14 Lead 27-14
18 1979 5 1979-10-01 NWE @ GNB L 14-27 1 Receiving 27 Steve Grogan Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
19 1979 5 1979-10-01 NWE @ GNB L 14-27 2 Receiving 6 Steve Grogan Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
20 1979 7 1979-10-14 NWE @ CHI W 27-7 4 Receiving 4 Steve Grogan Lead 17-7 Lead 24-7
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
21 1980 6 1980-10-12 NWE MIA W 34-0 4 Receiving 12 Matt Cavanaugh Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
22 1980 8 1980-10-26 NWE @ BUF L 13-31 3 Receiving 26 Steve Grogan Trail 3-14 Trail 10-14
23 1980 9 1980-11-02 NWE NYJ W 34-21 1 Receiving 33 Steve Grogan Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
24 1980 10 1980-11-10 NWE @ HOU L 34-38 4 Receiving 21 Steve Grogan Trail 20-31 Trail 27-31
25 1980 10 1980-11-10 NWE @ HOU L 34-38 4 Receiving 15 Steve Grogan Trail 27-38 Trail 34-38
26 1980 14 1980-12-08 NWE @ MIA L 13-16 4 Receiving 38 Matt Cavanaugh Tied 6-6 Lead 13-6*
27 1980 15 1980-12-14 NWE BUF W 24-2 2 Receiving 5 Matt Cavanaugh Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
28 1980 16 1980-12-21 NWE @ NOR W 38-27 2 Receiving 39 Matt Cavanaugh Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
29 1982 3 1982-11-21 SFO @ STL W 31-20 3 Receiving 6 Joe Montana* Trail 10-13 Lead 17-13*
30 1982 4 1982-11-28 SFO NOR L 20-23 4 Receiving 17 Joe Montana* Trail 13-23 Trail 20-23
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
31 1983 3 1983-09-18 SFO @ STL W 42-27 3 Receiving 11 Joe Montana* Lead 21-10 Lead 28-10
32 1983 5 1983-10-02 SFO @ NWE W 33-13 1 Receiving 8 Joe Montana* Trail 0-6 Lead 7-6*
33 1983 11 1983-11-13 SFO NOR W 27-0 3 Receiving 2 Joe Montana* Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
34 1983 16 1983-12-19 SFO DAL W 42-17 3 Receiving 18 Joe Montana* Lead 21-10 Lead 28-10
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
35 1984 5 1984-09-30 SFO ATL W 14-5 2 Receiving 5 Joe Montana* Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
36 1984 8 1984-10-21 SFO @ HOU W 34-21 1 Receiving 11 Joe Montana* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
37 1985 11 1985-11-17 SFO KAN W 31-3 4 Receiving 8 Joe Montana* Lead 24-3 Lead 31-3
38 1985 13 1985-12-01 SFO @ WAS W 35-8 4 Receiving 8 Joe Montana* Lead 28-8 Lead 35-8
39 1985 15 1985-12-15 SFO @ NOR W 31-19 4 Receiving 17 Joe Montana* Trail 17-19 Lead 24-19*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
40 1986 16 1986-12-19 SFO RAM W 24-14 3 Receiving 1 Joe Montana* Lead 17-7 Lead 24-7

Playoffs

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1976 15 1976-12-18 NWE @ OAK L 21-24 3 Receiving 26 Steve Grogan Trail 7-10 Lead 14-10*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
2 1978 17 1978-12-31 NWE HOU L 14-31 4 Receiving 24 Tom Owen Trail 7-24 Trail 14-24
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
3 1984 17 1984-12-29 SFO NYG W 21-10 1 Receiving 9 Joe Montana* Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0