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Doug France
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France playing for the Rams in 1977
No. 77
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1953-04-26)April 26, 1953
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
Died:April 8, 2016(2016-04-08) (aged 62)
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Career information
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at PFR

Frederick Douglas France Jr. (April 26, 1953 – April 8, 2016) was an American National Football League (NFL) offensive lineman who played eight seasons for the Los Angeles Rams.

Football career

France attended and played football at Colonel White High School in Dayton, Ohio.

France played tight end for Ohio State (1971–74).

France was drafted in the first round as the 20th pick in the 1975 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams after the team selected Dennis Harrah with the 11th pick. France played for the Los Angeles Rams for seven years and went to the Pro Bowl for two straight years (1977–78). Then France spent one season with the Houston Oilers in 1983.

After retiring from the NFL he attempted to become an actor before becoming a high school offensive line coach at La Quinta High School, Westminster, CA.[1] He died on April 8, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]


  1. ^ Lowery, Steve (September 13, 1985). "Ex-Ram Doug France Talks a Tough Line at La Quinta". LA Times.
  2. ^ "France FREDRICK Jr. Obituary (2016) Dayton Daily News".