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Dan France
OT #64
Height:
6-5
Weight:
315
Age:
24
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
North Royalton, Ohio
Experience:
1

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Bio

      France will seek his first game action in 2015 after spending his rookie 2014 season on Bengals practice squad ... Showed versatility over four-year career at Michigan State, playing both tackle and guard ... Started at LOT as a sophomore and junior, and moved to right guard as a senior.

      France will seek his first game action in 2015 after spending his rookie 2014 season on Bengals practice squad ... Showed versatility over four-year career at Michigan State, playing both tackle and guard ... 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 ... 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.

     2014 recap: Played in all four preseason games ... 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 and 13 at RG ... 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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