Deondre Francois, the former Florida State starting quarterback, has officially transferred to Hampton.

The news was first reported by The Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia.


Francois enrolled as a graduate student and will be immediately eligible to play for the Pirates this season.

Francois was a two-year starter at Florida State before he was dismissed from the team in February after he was accused of domestic abuse by his former girlfriend.

“It’s a blessing to be here,” Francois told The Daily Press. “Coming to a smaller school like this, it gives me a chance to focus.

“I was in the spotlight at Florida State, but coming to Hampton, it gives me the opportunity to be in a more family-oriented program. In a smaller atmosphere, I can focus on my schoolwork and stay out of trouble.”

In 25 college appearances at FSU, Francois threw for 6,291 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Kendrick Marshall
Editor for HBCU Sports, award-winning journalist, and a graduate of Jackson State University.

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