|No. 19 Tennessee|
|Date of birth:||July 7, 1966|
|Place of birth:||Park Ridge, Illinois|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1989 / Round: 6 / Pick: 140|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
Francis played quarterback for Johnny Majors at the University of Tennessee from 1985 to 1988, starting from 1987 to 1988. He was the starting quarterback for Tennessee in the 1988 Peach Bowl, which the Volunteers won 27–22. He was Tennessee's all-time leader in pass completions and passing yards at the time of his graduation.
Francis was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL Draft and spent his rookie season on the Raiders' development roster. He was waived by the Raiders on September 4, 1990. On October 11, he was signed by the Cleveland Browns and placed on the practice squad. Francis was activated by the Browns before their December 23 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He appeared in that game, completing two passes for 26 yards.
Francis spent the 1991 season on injured reserve and was cut by the Browns on August 25, 1992. He was re-signed by Cleveland on September 23 when backup Todd Philcox went on the injured reserve. He was again waived by the Browns on October 1.