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November 26, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER
Russ Francis is in his 13th season in the National Football League. An All-American tight end at Oregon, Francis--6 feet 6 inches and 242 pounds--was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1975 draft. He made the all-pro team three times in six seasons with the Patriots, but Francis, a free-spirit who marches to the beat of his own Walkman, left pro football at 28 to become a pro wrestler.
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SPORTS
August 15, 1985
Tight end Russ Francis will be unable to play for at least two weeks because of a pinched nerve in his neck and may miss the San Francisco 49ers' remaining exhibition games.
SPORTS
December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Veteran tight end Russ Francis, a first-round draft pick by New England in 1975 but a member of the San Francisco 49ers since 1982 before being waived Wednesday, has turned down an offer to rejoin the Patriots, the team announced. Francis met with Coach Raymond Berry and General Manager Patrick Sullivan but decided not to accept New England's offer because of personal considerations, Sullivan said Friday.
SPORTS
August 26, 1988
Coach Raymond Berry of the New England Patriots was the receivers' coach in 1975 when tight end Russ Francis joined the club. Francis told this one to Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal: "Raymond walked up to me before practice and--he's about 2 feet away--tosses me a football underhand. "He doesn't say a word. So I figure he wants to play catch. I toss it back underhand. Raymond keeps tossing the ball to me, backing up a few feet. I just keep tossing it back.
SPORTS
December 31, 1985 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Old Patriots never die, they just soldier on under other flags, as does Mike Haynes, a present-day Raider who will be reunited with his once-beloved team Sunday in a non-love match called the AFC playoffs. There was a time when converting New England Patriots into expatriates seemed to be the franchise's primary business. No exemption was made for stars like Haynes, Russ Francis and Leon Gray.
SPORTS
November 26, 1988 | CHRIS BAKER
Russ Francis is in his 13th season in the National Football League. An All-American tight end at Oregon, Francis--6 feet 6 inches and 242 pounds--was selected by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1975 draft. He made the all-pro team three times in six seasons with the Patriots, but Francis, a free-spirit who marches to the beat of his own Walkman, left pro football at 28 to become a pro wrestler.
SPORTS
August 26, 1988
Coach Raymond Berry of the New England Patriots was the receivers' coach in 1975 when tight end Russ Francis joined the club. Francis told this one to Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal: "Raymond walked up to me before practice and--he's about 2 feet away--tosses me a football underhand. "He doesn't say a word. So I figure he wants to play catch. I toss it back underhand. Raymond keeps tossing the ball to me, backing up a few feet. I just keep tossing it back.
SPORTS
December 19, 1987 | Associated Press
Veteran tight end Russ Francis, a first-round draft pick by New England in 1975 but a member of the San Francisco 49ers since 1982 before being waived Wednesday, has turned down an offer to rejoin the Patriots, the team announced. Francis met with Coach Raymond Berry and General Manager Patrick Sullivan but decided not to accept New England's offer because of personal considerations, Sullivan said Friday.
SPORTS
December 31, 1985 | MARK HEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Old Patriots never die, they just soldier on under other flags, as does Mike Haynes, a present-day Raider who will be reunited with his once-beloved team Sunday in a non-love match called the AFC playoffs. There was a time when converting New England Patriots into expatriates seemed to be the franchise's primary business. No exemption was made for stars like Haynes, Russ Francis and Leon Gray.
SPORTS
August 15, 1985
Tight end Russ Francis will be unable to play for at least two weeks because of a pinched nerve in his neck and may miss the San Francisco 49ers' remaining exhibition games.
NEWS
October 7, 1987 | Associated Press
Quarterback Joe Montana and 11 other San Francisco 49ers defied striking teammates and returned to their team's training camp today. The defections from the striking 49ers began with the return of veteran tight end Russ Francis late Tuesday.
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