Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2012: Reserve linebacker ... owns good speed and instincts ... picked up valuable experience last season ... could have a prominent role on special teams ... in 11 career games (1 start), has 23 tackles ... has played 347 career snaps ... has five career multi-tackle games including a career-high eight stop outing versus Virginia in 2011 ... in the program’s post-spring strength and conditioning evaluation, led all linebackers in the vertical jump (34.0”), squat (450 lbs.) and power clean (303 lbs.).
2011: Academic All-ACC selection ... played in 11 games with one start ... missed the Georgia Tech contest due to injury ... key contributor on special teams ... totaled 23 tackles on the year ... first career start came at Virginia, and responded with a season-high eight tackles against the Cavaliers ... had five tackles versus Stanford ... ranked third on the team in special teams tackles with eight ... on the field for 347 total snaps including 158 defensive plays.
2010: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Lettered three seasons at Carver High School under coach Dell McGhee ... listed as the 89th-best outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com ... charted as the 80th-top middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com ... helped team to three-year record of 37-5 with three state playoff appearances and the 2007 state title ... as a senior, recorded 113 tackles ... selected to play in the annual Georgia Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game ... also lettered in tennis.
Personal: Son of Clarence and Lisa France ... born April 9, 1992 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in education ... also pursuing a certificate in markets and management studies.