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Ex-FSU quarterback Deondre Francois reportedly walking on at FAU

The former Seminoles passer told 247Sports he will play for Lane Kiffin’s Owls.
Former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois is reportedly headed to FAU. (BRONTE WITTPENN | Times)
Published May 20
Updated May 20

Former Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois will remain in the state. He will continue his football career as a walk-on for Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic, 247Sports reported Monday morning.

The Seminoles dismissed Francois from the program in February after he was accused of domestic violence in a disturbing social media post. He had previously been accused (but not charged) in another domestic violence case, and law enforcement found a cannabis/tobacco blend in his room last April.

Francois completed 58 percent of his passes at FSU, throwing for more almost 6,300 yards with 36 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in his 25 starts over three seasons. But he didn’t click with Willie Taggart’s offense last season; he finished with 15 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.

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The Orlando native isn’t the first FSU quarterback with off-field problems to end up with the Owls. DeAndre Johnson was kicked off the ’Noles after punching a woman in a bar in 2015. He landed at FAU and played sparingly last year before transferring to Texas Southern.


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