Aaron Francisco

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Aaron Francisco is a former professional football safety. He signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated when defending Santonio Holmes on the Steeler’s game-winning touchdown in the 2008 Super Bowl.

Francisco played for the Cardinals through the 2008 season. He appeared in 53 games, including nine starts. He was the Cardinals’ special teams captain in 2007 and 2008. He played for the Indiana Colts (2009, 2010) and the Carolina Panthers in 2010 (including the Super Bowl). He signed with the Detroit Lions on August 17, 2011, and was released on September 3. On July 20, 2012, he signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans and was waived on August 31.

A four-year starter in college at Brigham Young University, Francisco totaled 330 tackles and seven interceptions in 49 career games. He was named first-team All-Mountain West Conference as a junior.

Francisco was born on July 3, 1983, in Laie, Hawaii. He attended Kahuku High School in Oahu where he was All State and All Oahu Interscholastic Association selection as a senior. He helped lead the team to their first state championship in 2000.

In 2014, Francisco began playing professinal rugby with the National Rugby Football League.

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.