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Third-Year Defensive Lineman Francois Signs with Tucson

November 12, 2020 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Tucson Sugar Skulls News Release

TUCSON - The Tucson Sugar Skulls have signed defensive lineman Giovani Francois for the 2021 Indoor Football League season.

DL Giovani Francois (6'3", 255, Florida International University)joins the Sugar Skulls for his third season in the IFL, after having spent time with Green Bay and Iowa. Francois was a member of Iowa's 2018 IFL Championship-winning team, when he recorded nine total tackles and one sack in two postseason games that year. Across a four-year college career at FIU, Francois played 34 games, amassing 77 total tackles, including 14 tackles-for-loss and 11.5 sacks.

The Upper Marlboro, Maryland native attended Wise High School and was chosen to play for the Washington team in the Maryland Crab All-Star Game. He was also an inaugural selection to play for the South roster in the Chesapeake Bowl Game. Francois' God Uncle is Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin.

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