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Dan France
T #64
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
North Royalton, Ohio
Experience:
1

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Bio

      College free agent signee spent his 2014 rookie season on Bengals practice squad and is on practice squad to open 2015 ... Showed versatility over four-year career at Michigan State, playing both tackle and guard.

      College free agent signee spent his 2014 rookie season on Bengals practice squad and is on practice squad to open 2015 ... Showed versatility over four-year career at Michigan State, playing both tackle and guard.

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Contract terminated by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-5-15 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-5-15 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-6-15.

     2015 highlights: Appeared in all four preseason games, seeing extensive action, with one start ... Waived in final preseason cuts and signed to Bengals practice squad.

     2014: On practice squad for Games 1-16 and Wild Card playoff.

     College: Played in 46 games with 37 starts over four seasons (2010-13) at Michigan State, with a redshirt year in 2009 ... Started 24 games at LOT as a sophomore and junior ... Started 13 games at RG as senior but missed 100th Rose Bowl, against No. 5 Stanford, due to lower-leg injury ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media ... Came to MSU as defensive tackle, but was switched to offensive line prior to sophomore season.

     Personal: Hometown is North Royalton, Ohio ... Attended North Royalton High School, where he was ranked among nation’s top strong-side defensive ends by Rivals.com, and he also played tight end, rated state’s best blocker among TEs ... Three year starter for North Royalton basketball team ... Offseason residence is East Lansing, Mich. ... Earned bachelor’s degree from Michigan State in hospitality business ... Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2010 ... Favorite hobby is golf.

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: France did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2014 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games.

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