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The Last Word with A.J. Francis
The Last Word with A.J. Francis

The Last Word is an occasional Baltimore Sun Q&A series that checks in with outgoing Maryland football and men’s basketball players. Former Maryland defensive lineman A.J. Francis has brought his big body and big personality to Miami. Francis, signed by the Dolphins to a free agent deal, reported for minicamp this week. Francis – who grew up idolizing The Rock, Charles Barkley and Reggie White – ended his college career with 43 tackles (including four sacks) in his last season. Known for his wit, Francis was not drafted but signed with the Dolphins on the same day – his birthday – that he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend. With friends watching,...