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Sam Francis

Harrison Samuel Francis

Position: FB-HB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 207 lbs.

Born: October 26, 1913 in Dunbar, NE
Died: April 23, 2002 in Springfield, MO
High School: Decatur
College: Nebraska   (school history)    (Francis college stats)
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1937 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14418th overall since 1950)

Other SR Links: Olympics at Sports-Reference.com

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1937 24 CHI fb 8 3 48 129 0 0 2.7 16.1 6.0 1 -9 -9.0 0 -9 0.1 -1.1 120 0 0
1938 25 CHI fb 11 1 85 297 3 0 3.5 27.0 7.7 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 305 3 0
1939 26 2TM 10 6 76 230 1 0 3.0 23.0 7.6 2 5 2.5 0 5 0.2 0.5 235 1 0
PIT fb 5 3 55 171 1 0 3.1 34.2 11.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 1.0 176 1 0
BKN fb 5 3 21 59 0 0 2.8 11.8 4.2 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.2 0.0 59 0 0
1940 27 BKN 11 0 44 217 1 0 4.9 19.7 4.0 217 1 0
Career 40 10 253 873 5 0 3.5 21.8 6.3 4 4 1.0 0 8 0.1 0.1 877 5 0
2 yrs BKN 16 3 65 276 1 0 4.2 17.3 4.1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 276 1 0
2 yrs CHI 19 4 133 426 3 0 3.2 22.4 7.0 2 -1 -0.5 0 8 0.1 -0.1 425 3 0
1 yr PIT 5 3 55 171 1 0 3.1 34.2 11.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 1.0 176 1 0

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1937 24 CHI fb 8 3 1
1938 25 CHI fb 11 1 2 0.0%
1939 26 2TM 10 6 13 488 52 0 37.5
PIT fb 5 3 10 389 52 0 38.9
BKN fb 5 3 3 99 42 0 33.0
1940 27 BKN 11 0 1 0.0% 16 719 69 0 44.9
Career 40 10 1 0.0% 2 1 50.0% 29 1207 69 0 41.6
2 yrs BKN 16 3 1 0.0% 19 818 69 0 43.1
2 yrs CHI 19 4 2 1 0.0%
1 yr PIT 5 3 10 389 52 0 38.9

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
1937 24 CHI fb 8 3 3 6 50.0 34 1 16.7 2 33.3 0 5.7 -6.0 11.3 4.3 67.4
1938 25 CHI fb 11 1 1 3 33.3 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 42.4 0 0
Career 40 10 4 9 44.4 34 1 11.1 2 22.2 0 3.8 -4.0 8.5 0.9 52.3 0 0
2 yrs BKN 16 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2 yrs CHI 19 4 4 9 44.4 34 1 11.1 2 22.2 0 3.8 -4.0 8.5 1.8 52.3 0 0
1 yr PIT 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1940 27 BKN 11 0 1 7 0 7 0
Career 40 10 1 7 1 7 0
2 yrs BKN 16 3 1 7 0 7 0
2 yrs CHI 19 4
1 yr PIT 5 3

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
1937 24 CHI fb 8 3 1 1 1 7
1938 25 CHI fb 11 1 3 3 18
1939 26 2TM 10 6 1 1 6
PIT fb 5 3 1 1 6
1940 27 BKN 11 0 1 1 6
Career 40 10 5 1 6 1 37
2 yrs BKN 16 3 1 1 6
2 yrs CHI 19 4 3 1 4 1 25
1 yr PIT 5 3 1 1 6

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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