1. Darren Francis

    Darren Francis

    Height: 5" 10' | Weight: 160lbs

    Class of 2021 | MI

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      Offers: Bluffton University, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, Culver-Stockton, Davenport University, Lawrence Tech University, Northwood University*

    Committed: Madonna University

    Kohl's Comments

    Francis competed at the Kohl’s National Scholarship Camp in July of 2020. He is a dedicated young specialist who is working hard to refine his technique and be ready to compete at the college level. Francis attended the June 2020 Showcase and performed with great consistency during the charting portion of camp. Francis was able to show some that he can consistently get the job done. Francis has shown steady improvement over the years and continues to perform well. Francis competed at the 2020 Future Stars Invitational Camp. He was solid in his kickoffs and punts at the event. He charted several several punts over 40 yards at camp and was able to chart a big ball of 66 yards with 3.11 seconds of hang time. He has solid leg speed and matches that with above average athleticism. Francis competed at the 2019 Kohl's Winter Showcase Camp in Chicago. He again showed that he has clean technique during the field goal charting portion of camp.

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    Attended Ann Arbor 1 Day Camp 2018

    Attended Ann Arbor Training Division 2019

    2020 Future Stars Camp - Made Final Punt Competition

    Awards & Honors

    • 2018 Outstanding Special Teams Player Of The Year
    • 2019 1st Team County All Star Punter/Kicker
    • 2019 All County Honorable Mention Kicker/Punter
    • 2019 Most Punt Yards In Michigan’s Regular Season ( 1057 Yards Via Max Preps)
    • 2019 Cousino Effort Player Of The Year
    • 2019 Academic Award ( 3.5 GPA +)
    • 2019 All Academic Team In Macomb Area Conference


    • GPA: 3.62

    Camp Results




    December 14, 2019 Midwest Winter Showcase

    2019 National Scholarship Camp Results

    06/13/2020Ann Arbor, MI/Toledo, OH- Regional Showcase Event (Small Groups)
    10/27/2019Ann Arbor, MI Fall Assessment
    07/11/2019Ann Arbor, MI - 1 Day Training Camp


    Distance: 54.00 yards – Hang time: 2.91
    Distance: 52.00 yards – Hang time: 2.71
    Distance: 52.00 yards – Hang time: 2.78
    Average Distance: 52.67 yards  |  Average Hang Time: 2.80 seconds


    Distance: 39.00 yards – Hang time: 4.13
    Distance: 31.00 yards – Hang time: 3.25
    Distance: 24.00 yards – Hang time: 3.81
    Average Distance: 31.33 yards  |  Average Hang Time: 3.73 seconds


    Distance: 51.00 yards – Hang time: 3.28
    Distance: 50.00 yards – Hang time: 3.07
    Distance: 46.00 yards – Hang time: 2.87
    Distance: 44.00 yards – Hang time: 3.01
    Average Distance: 47.75 yards  |  Average Hang Time: 3.06 seconds


    Distance: 38.00 yards – Hang time: 3.62
    Distance: 38.00 yards – Hang time: 2.50
    Distance: 35.00 yards – Hang time: 3.18
    Distance: 35.00 yards – Hang time: 2.93
    Distance: 35.00 yards – Hang time: 3.48
    Average Distance: 36.20 yards  |  Average Hang Time: 3.14 seconds



    Weekly Game Stats

    2019 Season

    Field GoalsExtra PointsPuntsKickoffsSnaps
    Game Date FGM/FGAFGD XPM/XPA#Avg.Inside 20#TBsSS/SA
    Aug 300/11/12321210/0
    Sep 130/00/06341000/0
    Sep 200/01/15340000/0
    Oct 110/03/3000000/0
    Oct 181/1 27
    Oct 251/2 28

    2018 Season

    Field GoalsExtra PointsPuntsKickoffsSnaps
    Game Date FGM/FGAFGD XPM/XPA#Avg.Inside 20#TBsSS/SA
    Aug 230/01/1000000/0
    Sep 70/02/3000000/0
    Sep 140/01/1000000/0
    Sep 210/01/1000000/0
    Oct 50/04/4000000/0
    Oct 120/03/3000000/0
    Oct 190/04/5000000/0

    Season Stats

    Field GoalsExtra PointsPuntsKickoffsSnaps
    Season FGM/FGA XPM/XPA#Avg.Inside 20#TBsSS/SA

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