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Aaron Francisco
DB #47
Height:
6-2
Weight:
207
College:
Brigham Young
Experience:
7

Biography

 
PRO: The Titans signed Aaron Francisco as a free agent just prior to 2012 training camp, hoping the seven-year veteran could compete as a reserve at safety and on special teams.  The Brigham Young product has plenty of big-game experience having played in two Super Bowls during his career.  Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, Francisco has seen regular season and postseason action with the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2010, Francisco started a career-best 12 games at safety for Indianapolis and  recorded a career-best 56 tackles, two interceptions, three passes defensed and three special teams stops.  
• In 2008, Francisco played in 16 games with four starts for Arizona and was elected as the Cardinals’ special teams captain for the second consecutive season.  Tallied 49 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble, while ranking third on the team with 18 special teams tackles.
• In 2006, Francisco played in 16 games with two starts for Arizona and posted 29 tackles, two interceptions and five passes defensed.  Led the Cardinals with 23 special teams tackles and was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
• Francisco’s high school, Kahuku (Oahu, Hawaii) High, is the alma mater of five other NFL players: safety Al Afalava, defensive tackle guard Chris Kemoeatu, Ma’ake Kemoeatu, guard Chris Naeole and safety Sauesi Tuimaunei.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Laie, Hawaii, native was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in the spring of 2005.
• Released by the Cardinals on Aug. 22, 2005.
• Signed as a free agent by the New York Jets on Aug. 29, 2005 and waived in the final roster cutdown on Sept. 3, 2005.
• Signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad on Sept. 5, 2005.
• Signed by the Cardinals from their practice squad to the active roster on Oct. 12, 2005.
• Released by the Cardinals on Sept. 4, 2009 and claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 7, 2009.
• Signed as a unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Panthers on April 12, 2010.
• Released by the Panthers on Sept. 8, 2010.
• Signed by the Colts as a free agent on Oct. 5, 2010.
• Signed as a unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Loins on Aug. 18, 2011 and released by the team on Sept. 3, 2011.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on July 24, 2012.

COLLEGE:
• Played in 49 games, starting the last three seasons, at Brigham Young and finished his career with 330 tackles, one sack, seven interceptions, 16 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
• Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior in 2004 and junior in 2003 and All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention as a sophomore in 2002.
• As a senior, recorded 88 tackles (43 solo), one sack and one interception.

PERSONAL:  
• Married to Nalani and the couple has two sons, Kainoa and Maika.
• Attended Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Hawaii (Oahu), and was an All-State and All-Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) selection as a senior.  
• Helped to lead Kahuku to their first State Championship in 2000 and earned a trip to the Hawaii All-Star game.
• Born Aaron James Monroe Francisco on July 5, 1983 in Laie, Hawaii.
 
PRO: The Titans signed Aaron Francisco as a free agent just prior to 2012 training camp, hoping the seven-year veteran could compete as a reserve at safety and on special teams.  The Brigham Young product has plenty of big-game experience having played in two Super Bowls during his career.  Prior to his arrival in Tennessee, Francisco has seen regular season and postseason action with the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• In 2010, Francisco started a career-best 12 games at safety for Indianapolis and  recorded a career-best 56 tackles, two interceptions, three passes defensed and three special teams stops.  
• In 2008, Francisco played in 16 games with four starts for Arizona and was elected as the Cardinals’ special teams captain for the second consecutive season.  Tallied 49 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble, while ranking third on the team with 18 special teams tackles.
• In 2006, Francisco played in 16 games with two starts for Arizona and posted 29 tackles, two interceptions and five passes defensed.  Led the Cardinals with 23 special teams tackles and was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
• Francisco’s high school, Kahuku (Oahu, Hawaii) High, is the alma mater of five other NFL players: safety Al Afalava, defensive tackle guard Chris Kemoeatu, Ma’ake Kemoeatu, guard Chris Naeole and safety Sauesi Tuimaunei.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
• The Laie, Hawaii, native was originally signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in the spring of 2005.
• Released by the Cardinals on Aug. 22, 2005.
• Signed as a free agent by the New York Jets on Aug. 29, 2005 and waived in the final roster cutdown on Sept. 3, 2005.
• Signed to the Cardinals’ practice squad on Sept. 5, 2005.
• Signed by the Cardinals from their practice squad to the active roster on Oct. 12, 2005.
• Released by the Cardinals on Sept. 4, 2009 and claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 7, 2009.
• Signed as a unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Panthers on April 12, 2010.
• Released by the Panthers on Sept. 8, 2010.
• Signed by the Colts as a free agent on Oct. 5, 2010.
• Signed as a unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Loins on Aug. 18, 2011 and released by the team on Sept. 3, 2011.
• Signed by the Titans as a free agent on July 24, 2012.

COLLEGE:
• Played in 49 games, starting the last three seasons, at Brigham Young and finished his career with 330 tackles, one sack, seven interceptions, 16 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
• Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior in 2004 and junior in 2003 and All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention as a sophomore in 2002.
• As a senior, recorded 88 tackles (43 solo), one sack and one interception.

PERSONAL:  
• Married to Nalani and the couple has two sons, Kainoa and Maika.
• Attended Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Hawaii (Oahu), and was an All-State and All-Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) selection as a senior.  
• Helped to lead Kahuku to their first State Championship in 2000 and earned a trip to the Hawaii All-Star game.
• Born Aaron James Monroe Francisco on July 5, 1983 in Laie, Hawaii.
 
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 75 218 182 36 0 0 5 4 0 71 -- 44
2010 IND 12 59 45 14 0 -- 3 2 0 10 5 11
2009 IND 10 16 16 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 ARI 16 56 48 8 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 ARI 10 31 27 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 ARI 16 49 41 8 0 -- 1 2 0 61 30.5 44
2005 ARI 11 7 5 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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