Alama-Francis, the son of former Packers quarterback Joe Francis, played one year of Pop Warner football and didn't return to the gridiron until his sophomore year in college. But his star has risen quickly at the University of Hawaii under a pair of former NFL head coaches -- June Jones and Jerry Glanville, who are the head coach and defensive coordinator, respectively, at the school.
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In addition to being a top quality individual, Alama-Francis has the speed that the Colts love in their defensive players. He's so quick for his size that two teams are interested in working him out as a tight end - a position he's never played. And some 3-4 teams are looking at him as a linebacker.
The other draw is that he's simply a playmaker. In the last two years as a starter, Alama-Francis was credited with 9 sacks, 23 QB hurries, 3 forced fumbles, 4 passes defended, 88 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss and a blocked kick.
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