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Dan France
OT #64
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
Age:
23
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
North Royalton, Ohio
Experience:
R

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Bio

      College free agent signee offensive lineman has opened 2014 on Bengals practice squad ... Showed versatility over four-year career at Michigan State, playing both tackle and guard ... Came to MSU as defensive tackle, but was switched to offensive line prior to sophomore season ... Started at LOT as a sophomore and junior, and moved to right guard as a senior.

      College free agent signee offensive lineman has opened 2014 on Bengals practice squad ... Showed versatility over four-year career at Michigan State, playing both tackle and guard ... Came to MSU as defensive tackle, but was switched to offensive line prior to sophomore season ... Started at LOT as a sophomore and junior, and moved to right guard as a senior.

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as college free agent on 5-12-14 ... Waived by Bengals on 8-30-14 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 8-31-14.

     2014 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-5 ... Played in all four preseason games.



    College highlights: Played in 46 games with 37 starts (24 at LOT, 13 at RG) over four seasons (2010-13) at Michigan State, with a redshirt year in 2009. 2013—Started 13 games at RG but missed 100th Rose Bowl game, against No.5 Stanford, due to lower-leg injury ... Moved to guard from LOT after spring practice ... Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media ... Ranked second on team with a career-best 69.5 knockdowns in regular season. 2012—Played in 12 games, with 11 starts at LOT ... Played 796 out of possible 888 offensive snaps (90 percent) in regular season and ranked fourth on team with 36 knockdowns ... Had streak of 20 consecutive starts at LOT snapped at No. 23 Michigan (concussion). 2011—In first year on offensive line, played in 14 games, with 13 starts at LOT ... Initially made transition from defensive to offensive line during team’s bowl practices in December 2010 ... Impressed coaches in spring practice and won starting LOT job. 2010—Appeared in seven games as reserve DT, recording three tackles and pass defensed. 2009—Redshirted.

    High school: Attended North Royalton (Ohio) High School, where he was ranked among nation’s top strong-side defensive ends by Rivals.com ... Named to SuperPrep’s and PrepStar’s All-Midwest team ... Also played tight end, and was rated state’s best blocker among tight ends ... Three year starter for North Royalton basketball team.

    Personal: Hometown is North Royalton, Ohio ... Majored in hospitality business at Michigan State ... Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2010.

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