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Coye Francies
File:Coye Francies 2012-09-16.jpg
No. 31     Oakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-15) November 15, 1986 (age 35)
Place of birth: Bakersfield, California
High School: Cordova (Rancho Cordova, California)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: San Jose State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 191
Debuted in 2009 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • UFL champion (2010)
  • Second-team All-WAC (2008)
  • Sun Bowl (2006)
  • Community College All-American (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     10
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0

Coye Glenn Francies (born November 15, 1986) is an American football cornerback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. Francies grew up in Rancho Cordova, California and played college football at American River, Oregon State, and San Jose State. In the 2009 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns drafted Francies in the sixth round.

Early years

At Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, California, Francies lettered in football and track and field.[1]

Francies attended American River College from 2004–05. As a sophomore he led the team in pass interceptions (11) and was named Mid-Empire Conference Defensive MVP. He also earned 2005 California Community College All-American honors and was listed as the No. 62 junior college player in the nation by[2]

Francies transferred to Oregon State University to continue his collegiate career. He played in all 14 games and started five times for the Beavers in the 2006 season. Oregon State won the 2006 Sun Bowl. However, Francies was thrown off the team in the summer of 2007 after a gun registered to him was found during a traffic stop.[2]

He then transferred to San Jose State University, where he redshirted the 2007 season. Returning to the field in 2008, Francies 69 tackles (45 solo), three interceptions and two forced fumbles. He also returned six kicks for 148 yards and ten punts for 29 yards. Francies was named 2nd Team All-WAC in 2008.[3]

Professional career

2009 NFL Draft

Francies entered the combine a projected second- or third-round pick according to NFL scouts, but after slow 40-yard dash times he was projected to slide to the fourth or fifth round.[4] He eventually was one of the Cleveland Browns’ three sixth-round picks in the NFL Draft.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-0⅓ * 181 lb * 4.63 * 4.25 * 6.81 * 36″ * 10′3″ * 24 *

(* represents NFL Combine[3])

Cleveland Browns (2009–2010)

In six games with the Cleveland Browns, Francies had four tackles and one pass deflected.[5] Francies was involved in a locker room altercation on September 25, 2009 in which he was the victim of a prank. Francies was seen storming into the locker room with a bucket of ice and hurled it at CB Brandon McDonald. Punches were reportedly thrown before All-Pro DT Shaun Rogers escorted him out of the room.[6] The Browns waived Francies on September 4, 2010.[7] Francies returned to the Cleveland Browns after his season in the UFL, first signing to the Brown practice squad on December 1, 2010 and to the active roster on December 14.[7] Francies played two games that season and had three tackles.[5] The Browns waived Francies on September 3, 2011.[7]

Las Vegas Locomotives (2010)

For the 2010 UFL season, Francies signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives. In eight games, Francies made 11.5 tackles and two interceptions, and Las Vegas won the 2010 UFL championship.[7]

Seattle Seahawks (2011)

On December 14, 2011, Francies signed with the Seattle Seahawks to the practice squad. Francies re-signed with the team as a reserve and future free agent.[7] Francies played three preseason games with Seattle in 2012, and the Seahawks waived Francies on August 27.[7][8]

Oakland Raiders (2012–present)

Two days after the Seahawks waived him, Francies signed with the Oakland Raiders on August 29 and played the final preseason game for the Raiders against the Seahawks.[9][8] Francies fumbled a kickoff return in that game but still made the final 53-man roster, but the Raiders waived Francies on September 6 to make room for wide receiver Derek Hagan.[10] On September 12, the Raiders signed Francies to the practice squad,[11] and the team promoted Francies to the active roster on September 15.[12] Francies played his first game with the Raiders in Week 2 on September 16 against the Miami Dolphins.[8] Francies made three tackles in 15 games in 2012.[5]


  1. "Coye Francies". San Jose State Spartans. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Petrak, Scott (May 10, 2009). "Browns: Rookie Francies took long and winding road to pros". The Chronicle-Telegram.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Combine player profiles: Coye Francies". NFL. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  4. George, Thomas (February 2009). "After hard lessons in college, CB Francies insists his past is history".
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Coye Francies". NFL. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  6. Associated Press (September 25, 2009). "Browns rookie throws ice, punch". ESPN. Retrieved September 25, 2009.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 "Coye Francies". Oakland Raiders. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Coye Francies game logs, 2012". NFL. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  9. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Raider bio
  10. Gilmore, Eric (September 6, 2012). "Raiders re-sign WR Derek Hagan". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  11. Gilmore, Eric (September 12, 2012). "Raiders Notebook: Rookie long snapper Nick Guess signed to practice squad". CBS Sports. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
  12. "Raiders make roster moves". Oakland Raiders. September 15, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2013.

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