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Justin Francis
DE #94
Height:
6-4
Weight:
270
College:
Rutgers
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 10 10 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 NE 10 10 7 3 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Justin Francis was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on Thursday, May 10, 2012.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Justin Francis was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 10, 2012.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2012 (10/0, 2/1)
  • Made his first career start at right end in the playoffs vs. Baltimore (1/20) and made five tackles.
  • Accumulated the first three sacks of his career as part of a seven-sack day for the defense in the regular-season finale win vs. Miami (12/30). The three sacks by Francis were tied fort the seventh-most in a single game in franchise history.
  • Compiled a career-high five tackles in a reserve role vs. San Francisco (12/16).
  • Played on defense for the first time in overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21).
  • Made his professional debut, appearing on special teams and making one tackle at Seattle (10/14).
  • Was active but did not play vs. Denver (10/7).
  • Was inactive vs. Indianapolis (11/18) and for the first four games of the season.


COLLEGE
  • Appeared in 12 games in 2011, tallying 60 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 5 1/2 sacks, one fumble recovery, one interception and five passes defensed.
  • Appeared in 11 games as a redshirt junior in 2010, registering 21 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception and two passes defensed.
  • Played in all 12 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2009, totaling 14 tackles, five tackles for loss and 3 1/2 sacks.
  • Redshirted in 2008.
  • Appeared in seven games as a true freshman in 2007, recording seven total tackles.


PERSONAL
  • Born Feb 8, 1989.
  • Majored in labor studies.

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