Maurice Ffrench
No. 88 – Ottawa Redblacks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1999-01-01) January 1, 1999 (age 25)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:New Brunswick (NJ)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice squad
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
  • Third-team All-ACC (2019)
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:3
Player stats at PFR

Maurice Lamont Ffrench (born January 1, 1999) is an American football wide receiver. He played college football for Pittsburgh and was originally signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He has also been a member of the Los Angeles Chargers, Edmonton Elks, and Ottawa Redblacks.

Early life and education

Ffrench was born on January 1, 1999, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He attended New Brunswick High School, playing running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and returner there. He ran for 1,375 yards on 106 carries (12.9 average), caught 28 passes for 727 yards, and scored 24 total touchdowns (15 rushing, five receiving, two on kickoff returns and two by punt returns). After spending all four years of high school as team captain, Ffrench accepted a scholarship offer from University of Pittsburgh to play for their Panther football team.[1]

As a true freshman, Ffrench appeared in nine games as a two-way player. He started the season as reserve wide receiver and later played defensive back, when multiple players were injured. He scored two touchdowns in the season, including one on a 77-yard rush against Syracuse. On defense he made two tackles, both coming against Syracuse. He played in all twelve games as a sophomore, starting five and placing third on the team in receptions (25) and receiving yards (272).[1]

As a junior, Ffrench played in 14 games, starting six as a receiver. He totaled 10 touchdowns on rushes, receptions, and kick returns. He made a season-long 78-yard receiving touchdown against Virginia Tech. He also made a 99-yard kick return touchdown against Notre Dame. He led his conference in kick return yards and touchdowns, earning honorable mention All-ACC.[1] Ffrench had his best season as a senior, compiling 96 receptions for 850 yards and four touchdowns, earning honorable mention All-ACC honors.[1]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
5 ft 10+78 in
(1.80 m)
197 lb
(89 kg)
30+78 in
(0.78 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
All values from Pro Day[2]

Kansas City Chiefs

After going unselected in the 2020 NFL Draft, Ffrench was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.[3] He was waived at roster cuts and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[4] He was released again at the following year's roster cuts, being signed again to the practice squad. He was released from the practice squad on September 13, 2021.

Los Angeles Chargers

Two days after being released, Ffrench was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers.[5] He was elevated to the active roster prior to their week nine game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in which he appeared on one play.[6][7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Chargers on January 11, 2022.[8] He was waived on August 15, 2022.[9]

Edmonton Elks

Ffrench joined the Edmonton Elks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the 2023 season and appeared in four games, registering 15 receptions for 190 yards and a touchdown, before being released on July 24.[10]

Ottawa Redblacks

Ffrench was signed to the Ottawa Redblacks' practice squad on August 2, 2023.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d "Maurice Ffrench - Football". Pitt Panthers #H2P.
  2. ^ "Maurice Ffrench College Football Profile". Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  3. ^ "Maurice Ffrench signs as Undrafted Free Agent with the Kansas City Chiefs". Cardiac Hill. April 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Maurice Ffrench Transactions & Injuries".
  5. ^ "Former Chiefs WR Maurice Ffrench signed to Chargers practice squad". September 15, 2021.
  6. ^ Vukovcan, Mike (November 6, 2021). "Former Pitt WR Maurice Ffrench Activated To LA Chargers 53-Man Roster". Pittsburgh Sports Now.
  7. ^ "Maurice Ffrench 2021 Game Log".
  8. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Re-Sign 11 Players to Contracts". January 11, 2022.
  9. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers Announce Roster Moves". August 15, 2022.
  10. ^ "Elks release American WR Maurice Ffrench". Canadian Football League. July 24, 2023.
  11. ^ "Redblack Transactions: R Maurice Ffrench added to practice roster" (Press release). Ottawa Redblacks/CFL. August 2, 2023.

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