#52 - Francis Baker, Jr.
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2012: Played in all 11 games for the Brown and Gold...finished second on the team in sacks with 2.5...accumulated 35 tackles, 16 of which were solo stops and three for a loss...had a season-best two sacks at San Diego (Sept. 22)...made seven tackles at home against Duquesne (Sept. 15)...forced a fumble at Morehead State (Nov. 17).
2011: Saw action in 10 games for Valpo, drawing a start at Youngstown State (Sept. 10) ... finished the season with 25 tackles, including 15 solo stops ... made a season-high nine tackles in the win against Campbell (Nov. 12), including six solos ... had six tackles at Youngstown State and five, including four solo stops, against Franklin on Sept. 3.
2010: Appeared in all 11 games for the Crusaders as a rookie, making three starts ... collegiate debut came Sept. 2 at Western Illinois ... made first collegiate start against Drake (Sept. 25) ... finished the season with 27 total tackles, including 10 solo stops ... had a tackle for loss against Drake while finishing with a season-high six total tackles ... also had six stops against Marist (Oct. 9) ... made four tackles at Dayton on Oct. 2 while breaking up a pass ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner for the Panthers ... an All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference linebacker and offensive lineman as a senior ... also earned All-County honors at both positions as a senior ... earned All-SMAC honors at linebacker as a junior as well ... team captain as a senior ... led Patuxent to the SMAC championship in 2007 with a perfect 10-0 record ... recipient of the GATA award as a senior ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.
Personal: Francis is the son of Francis Baker, Sr. and Connie Howard ... major is civil engineering ... born Sept. 28, 1992.
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