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Dave Francis Athlete Profile

#8 Dave Francis

Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 1977-1980 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT


Parents are Harvey and Karen...married Lori Thompson...general studies major.

Before BYU

Brighton High's tailback and cornerback...total of ten letters in football, basketball, track and baseball...second in 100-yard dash...all-region and all-state...All-American for Will Hammer Prep and Coaches magazines...coached by Steve Dangerfield (BYU).

1977 | Freshman Year

Mainstay of JV defensive backfield...made a one-handed intereption against Air Force...had a 71-yard kickoff return against Dixie College...made a switch from running back to secondary.

1978 | Sophomore Year

Played in all of the Cougars' games, mostly as a starter at corner and later handling punt returns...averaged 9.0 yards per punt return...intercepted a pass against Utah and ran it back 20 yards for a TD.

1979 | Junior Year

Started until slowed by an ankle injury...had a fumble recovery against Texas A&M...returned seven punts against Weber State ang against UTEP...against UTEP also had a pass interception...was defensive back of the week against UTEP.