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Ricky Barkley Jean-Francois (pronounced /ˌʒɔːn.frænˈswɑː/ ZHON-fran-SWAH; born November 23, 1986) is an American football nose tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played collegiately at Louisiana State University.
As a member of the National Championship winning 2007 LSU Tigers football team, he was the Defensive MVP of the 2008 BCS National Championship Game. Jean-Francois was also a member of the LSU track & field team.
Jean-Francois was a teammate of former Miami Hurricane and current New York Giant Safety Kenny Phillips at Miami Carol City High School.
Jean-Francois was selected on April 26, 2009 as a 7th round draft pick for the 49ers. In recent times Jean-Francois has become famous among 49er fans for his "Peanut Butter Jelly Dance".
Jean-Francois has two brothers and two sisters. His middle name is Barkley after NBA superstar Charles Barkley.