|Birth||12 February 1997|
Deondre Francois (born February 13, 1997) is a Haitian American football quarterback for the Florida State Seminoles.
Early life and background
When Francois was a young child, his mother Janice moved him and his family from Little Haiti, a neighborhood of Miami to Orlando.
Francois is of Haitian descent.
High school career
Francois attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida his first three years of high school and transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida his senior year. From 2012 to 2013 at Olympia he passed for 3,162 yards and 28 touchdowns. As a senior he passed for 1,488 yards with 18 touchdowns. Francois was considered a four-star recruit and committed to Florida State University to play college football.
Francois redshirted his first year at Florida State in 2015. Francois competed with Sean Maguire for Florida State's starting quarterback job in 2016. After Maguire suffered an injury, Francois was considered the favorite to start the opening game.
On September 5, 2016 Francois made his first collegiate start against the Ole Miss Rebels. Francois passed for 419 yards and two touchdowns, leading the way on a 22-point come-from-behind victory, the largest comeback in Florida State Football history.