Sam Francis

Harrison Samuel Francis
Born: October 26, 1913
Dunbar, NE USA
Deceased: April 23, 2002
Springfield, MO
Position: FB-HB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 207
College: Nebraska
High School: Decatur (Oberlin, KS)
Career: 1937-1940
Drafted: 1937 in Round 1, #1 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles

Sam Francis played from 1937 to 1940 during his career with the Chicago Bears, Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. Francis ran for 873 yards in his career on 253 attempts, scoring 5 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 4 passes for 4 yards.


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Passing:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1937NFL Chicago Bears6350.0345.7116.7233.367.4
1938NFL Chicago Bears3133.300.000.000.042.4
Totals9444.4343.8111.1222.2

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1937NFL Chicago Bears481292.70
1938NFL Chicago Bears852973.53
1939NFL Brooklyn Dodgers21592.80
1939NFL Pittsburgh Pirates551713.11
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers442174.91
Totals2538733.55

Receiving:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1937NFL Chicago Bears1-9-9.0-9 0
1938NFL Chicago Bears188.00
1939NFL Brooklyn Dodgers100.00
1939NFL Pittsburgh Pirates155.00
Totals441.00

Kicking:

Year Team X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
1937NFL Chicago Bears11
1938NFL Chicago Bears20.00
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers10.00
Totals2150.0100.01

Punting:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long
1939NFL Brooklyn Dodgers39933.042
1939NFL Pittsburgh Pirates1038938.952
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers1671944.969
Totals29120741.669

Interceptions:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1937NFL Chicago Bears 1
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers177.00
Totals177.01

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1937NFL Chicago Bears0010107
1938NFL Chicago Bears3000018
1939NFL Pittsburgh Pirates100006
1940NFL Brooklyn Dodgers100006
Totals500001000100037


Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1937NFLChicago Bears83
1938NFLChicago Bears111
1939NFLBrooklyn Dodgers53
1939NFLPittsburgh Pirates53
1940NFLBrooklyn Dodgers110


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