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Coye Francies
No. 25     Cleveland Browns
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: November 15, 1986 (1986-11-15) (age 23)
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
San José State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 191
Debuted in 2009 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Community College All-American (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     4
Sacks     —
Interceptions     —
Stats at NFL.com

Coye Francies (born November 15, 1986, in Sacramento, California) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Jose State.

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Early years

Coye may be the best of that group. He will make people stand up and notice. I believe Coye will be a star.

—San Jose State defensive coordinator Keith Burns, comparing Francies to his former players Jason Sehorn, Daylon McCutcheon, and Dwight Lowery.[1]

A graduate of Cordova High School in Rancho Cordova, California, 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 Rivals.com.[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. However, Francies was thrown off the team in the summer of 2007 after a gun registered to him was found during a routine traffic stop.[1]

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.

Professional career

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NFL 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.[3] 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)

2009 season

Francies was involved in a lockeroom altercation on September 25, 2009 in which he was the victim of a prank. Francies was seen storming into the lockeroom 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.[4]

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