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FSU Quarterback Deondre Francois out for season

Samuel Maxime


ATLANTA, Georgia, USA ( – The third-ranked Florida State Seminoles lost quarterback Deondre Francois for the rest of the season due to an injury endured Saturday evening against the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. The sophomore, Francois, underwent a successful surgery on Sunday for the injury to the patellar tendon in his left knee.

Francois will probably be replaced by freshman James Blackman, who has yet to attempt a pass in college. As Francois is lost for the season, so too is any chance that Florida State can realistically fulfill its CFP ambition. Maybe Blackman will surprise us, like Francois did a year ago, but he can’t be expected to match Francois’ contribution.

“What Deondre gives you is hope, hope that he’s always going to make a play and hope that you’re never out of a game,” Head Coach Jimbo Fisher told ESPN’s Chris Low in August. “And when your quarterback is one of the toughest guys on your team, that’s when you’ve really got something.”

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About The Author

Samuel Maxime is a Haitian-born citizen living in the United States. He founded The Haiti Sentinel to bring Haitian issues to an English language audience.