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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)

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

Russ Francis 1978 Touchdown Log

1978 Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

4 Touchdowns

4 Receiving, 1 Go-Ahead, Long of 25 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Patriots4
Cardinals1
Raiders1
Jets1
Chargers1
Home2
Road2
Sunday4
2nd3
4th1
4-9 yards1
10-19 yards1
20-29 yards2
Steve Grogan4

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 2 1978-09-10 NWE @ STL W 16-6 2 Receiving 24 Steve Grogan Lead 10-0 Lead 16-0
2 4 1978-09-24 NWE @ OAK W 21-14 2 Receiving 25 Steve Grogan Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
3 5 1978-10-01 NWE SDG W 28-23 4 Receiving 6 Steve Grogan Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
4 9 1978-10-29 NWE NYJ W 55-21 2 Receiving 11 Steve Grogan Lead 34-7 Lead 41-7

Playoffs

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 17 1978-12-31 NWE HOU L 14-31 4 Receiving 24 Tom Owen Trail 7-24 Trail 14-24