Data Scout Notes: 2017: (+) 09/02/17 Knee INJ, Out for 2017...PMaxwell...**2016: ROYC/OROYC/ROYM/OROYM...2015: RS
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09/03/17 - Florida State QB Francois out for season...Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is expected to miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a patellar tendon injury in his left knee, multiple outlets reported on Sunday. The sophomore was injured during the Seminoles' season-opening 24-7 loss to Alabama on Saturday. He is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday, according to the Tallahassee Democrat. Francois injured his left knee after being sacked by Crimson Tide safety Ronnie Harrison in the fourth quarter. He was prone on the turf in pain and was unable to put weight on the leg as he was helped off the field. Francois was later spotted on crutches with a brace on the knee.
Harrison took to Twitter to offer his well wishes to Francois. "Praying for @_Dirtie12 , Hit was Not Intentional!" Harrison wrote. "I hope you have a speedy recovery bra." Freshman James Blackman came on in place of Francois, who completed 19 of 33 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against Alabama. Last season, Francois threw for 3,350 yards with 20 touchdowns. Coach Jimbo Fisher said Blackman will get the nod when the Seminoles host Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla. Blackman receives a bit a warm up in Week 2 before a big rivalry game against Miami the following week. - The Sports Xchange
07/11/17 - 2017 Preseason Maxwell Award Watchlist: QB Deondre Francois, Florida State,...Francois earns his first career nod to a national award list after winning the ACC Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2016. He led all freshman signal callers with 3,350 yards passing, which also was the fifth-best performance in FSU history. He threw 20 touchdowns to just seven interceptions. - Florida State Football
04/25/17 - Florida State has scratched one thing off of its usual list of things to do during its spring football game. A quarterback competition will not be the focal point for the first time in the last three years. Coach Jimbo Fisher has praised Deondre Francois throughout the four weeks of practices, but Saturday's Garnet and Gold game should provide some indication on the sophomore's progress. "He is a big-time player," said Fisher of Francois. "He can lead. He is tough, accurate and can throw the ball." Last spring, Francois was trying to show that he could challenge for the starting job during what was expected to be a preseason competition. That never materialized as Sean Maguire injured his foot the first week of practices.
Even though Francois has a lock on the starting job, he says he has not treated this spring any different from a competition standpoint. "Every ball has to be perfect, the next play has to have no mistakes. I am just trying to compete with myself to get better," he said. Francois was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's rookie of the year after helping to lead the Seminoles to a 10-3 record. He started all 13 games and led freshmen nationally in passing yards (3,350) while throwing for 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also directed fourth-quarter drives in wins over Ole Miss, Miami, North Carolina State and Michigan. - AP Sports
12/10/16 - 2016 ACC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Deondre Francois, QB, Fr.-R, Florida State (8)...Florida State’s Francois served early notice that he was ready to make an immediate impact. Francois was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Seminoles past Ole Miss in the season opener and went on to earn ACC Rookie of the Week honors on four occasions. - ACC Football
12/10/16 - 2016 ACC OFFENSIVE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Deondre Francois, QB, Fr.-R, Florida State (9)...Francois ended the regular season with 3,128 yards passing - the fourth-highest total ever by an ACC freshman - and 18 touchdowns with just six interceptions in 373 attempts. The Orlando, Florida, native has completed close to 61 percent of his passes while rushing for an additional 189 yards and four touchdowns. - ACC Football