George LaFrance
No. 25, 27     
Offensive specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-09-24) September 24, 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth: New Iberia, Louisiana
Career information
College: Baker
Undrafted in 1987
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Drive (19881993)
 As executive:
* San Diego Riptide (General Manager) (2002)
 As administrator:
* Arena Football League (VP of Alumni Association)
Career highlights and awards
*2× AFL MVP (1989 & 1991)
  • ArenaBowl Champion (1988, 1989, 1990, 1995 & 1996)
  • ArenaBowl MVP (1989, 1992 & 1995)
  • First Team All-Arena - WR/DB (1989)
  • First Team All-Arena - OS/KR (1991)
  • AFL All Star - WR/DB (1993)
  • 10th Anniversary Team - OS (1996)
  • All-ArenaBowl Team - OS (1999)
  • First Team 15th Anniversary Team - KR (2001)
  • Baker Athletics Hall of Fame (2002)
  • AFL's 20 Greatest Players #3 (2006)
  • AFL Hall of Fame (2011)
  • AFL's 25 Greatest Players #6 (2012)
Receptions     629
Receiving yards     9,004
Receiving TDs     197
Kick return yards     9,298
Kick return TDs     13
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George Herbert LaFrance III (born September 24, 1965) is a former Arena Football League offensive specialist. In a playing career lasting twelve years, he played for the Detroit Drive (1988-1993), the Tampa Bay Storm (1994-1999), and the New Jersey Red Dogs (2000). In 2002, he served as general manager of the San Diego Riptide.[1]

Career Edit

LaFrance attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, where he played as a wide receiver for two years.[2]

LaFrance is in the AFL Hall Of Fame, and in ArenaBowl IX, wearing #25 for the Storm, became the only player to ever win ArenaBowl MVP 3 times. LaFrance is the career leader in Tampa Bay Storm all-purpose yards with over 20,000.

Retirement Edit

In 2012, LaFrance cited his desire to return to the AFL after 12 seasons of retirement.[3] LaFrance stated, "You can always think. I'm in good shape. It would be during the playoffs. What team I'm looking at, I don't know. A team that's ready. I'll keep that wide open."[3]

LaFrance is currently athletic director at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico.[4]


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