Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave go two hours at Yulman Stadium with an eye on the upcoming 2015 season
Cornerback picks up distinction from Phil Steele; seven Green Wave players named all-conference by publication
Junior cornerback Lorenzo Doss headlines list by garnering first-team all-league recognition
Green Wave defense tallies a season-best 12.0 tackles for loss and forces a pair of turnovers in the loss
Tulane vs. Memphis - Homecoming - Nov. 15, 2014 - Yulman Stadium
Tulane vs. UConn on Oct. 11, 2014 at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave's first American Athletic Conference game at home.
Tulane vs. Georgia Tech in the inaugural game in Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave's first game on campus in 40 years.
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 81 career tackles (50 solo, 31 assists), 23.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, five pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries across 37 games with 24 starts...ranks ninth on the school’s career sack list…will open fall practice atop the depth chart at left defensive end.
2014: Played in 12 games with 11 starts as a junior…claimed All-American Athletic Conference Third Team honors from College Sports Madness and Phil Steele Publications…also earned All-Louisiana Second Team honors…totaled 34 tackles (19 solo, 15 assists) with 11.0 for loss, 6.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and two pass break-ups…led the team in sacks (6.0) while ranking third in tackles for loss (11.0) and…recorded career highs with five tackles (3 solo, 2 assists), 3.0 tackles for loss and a career-best 2.0 sacks vs UConn (10/11)…also had four stops (3 solo, 1 assists) with 2.0 sacks at Houston (11/8)…forced a pair of fumbles to go with four tackles (3 solo, 1 assist), including a sack among 2.0 tackles for loss vs Memphis (11/15)…also had four stops (1 solo, 3 assists) with a sack and a pass break-up at East Carolina (11/22)… posted three tackles on three occasions: all solo with a tackle for loss at Rutgers (9/27); 1 solo, 2 assists with 1.0 tackle for loss in at Tulsa (9/28); and all assists at Duke (9/20)…logged a pair of tackles three times: 1 solo, 1 assist with a fumble recovery vs Georgia Tech (9/6); 1 solo, 1 assist with a tackle for loss at UCF (10/18); and 1 solo, 1 assist vs Cincinnati (10/31)…notched a solo stop vs Temple (12/6) and a solo stop and a pass break-up vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/13).
2013: Saw action in all 13 games with 11 starts at defensive end as a sophomore...claimed honorable-mention All-Conference USA recognition after finishing second on the team in sacks (6.5), tied for second in tackles for loss (10.0), tied for fourth in fumble recoveries (1) and tied for seventh in pass break-ups (2) to go with 27 tackles (19 solo, 8 assists)...ranked sixth in C-USA in sacks per game (0.5) and tied for 16th in tackles for loss per outing (0.77)...tied a career-high with four tackles on two occasions: 3 solo, 1 assist with 1.5 tackles for loss vs Jackson State (8/29) and 3 solo, 1 assist with a career-best 1.5 sacks at Rice (11/30)...added three solo stops with a pair of tackles for loss vs East Carolina (10/12)...had two tackles on seven occasions: 1 solo, 1 assist with half a sack and a pass break-up at Louisiana Tech (9/12); 2 assists with a half a sack at ULM (9/28); 2 solo vs South Alabama (9/7); 2 solo at Syracuse (9/21); 1 solo, 1 assist with a sack vs North Texas (10/5); 1 solo, 1 assist with a sack and a pass break-up vs Tulsa (10/26); and 1 solo, 1 assist at FAU (11/2)...had a sack and a fumble recovery at UTSA (11/9)...had one solo stop vs Louisiana-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12/21).
2012: Played in all 12 games with a pair of starts at defensive end as a true freshman...finished tied for sixth on the team in sacks (1.0), tied for eighth in tackles for loss (2.5) and tied for ninth in pass break-ups (1) while posting 20 tackles (12 solo, 8 assists)...recorded seven multiple-tackle outings, including a career-high four (all solo) and a sack vs East Carolina (11/17)...had two tackles on six occasions: both solo vs ULM (9/29); 1 solo, 1 assist at Tulsa (9/8), vs UAB (10/27), vs Rice (11/3) and at Houston (11/24); and both assists at Memphis (11/10)...added a tackle for loss and a pass break-up at Tulsa and had a half tackle for loss vs SMU (10/13).
High School: Two-year letterman at Helen Cox High for coach Willie Brooks...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status by Scout.com and ESPN.com...tabbed No. 50 recruit in Louisiana by 247Sports.com and No. 70 recruit in the state by ESPN.com...listed as No. 118 outside linebacker in the nation by 247Sports.com, No. 143 linebacker in the country by ESPN.com and No. 185 at his position by Scout.com...received an 80 Sports Rating by 247Sports.com and a 72 Scout Grade by ESPN.com...helped lead the Cougars to eight wins in two seasons, including a trip to the state playoffs as a junior...earned first-team all-district honors both seasons...for his career, posted 226 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, five sacks, four interceptions, two pass break-ups and a blocked punt...as a senior, claimed honorable-mention all-state and first-team All-District 9-4A recognition after posting 115 tackles, including 21 for loss and a pair of sacks...selected to play in the 2011 Lake Pontchartrain All-Star Football Classic...named first-team All-District 8-4A as a junior after recording 111 tackles, 10 tackle for loss, a pair of sacks and two interceptions.
Personal: Born Royce Leroy LaFrance on July 17, 1993, in New Orleans, La...son of Larry LaFrance, Sr., and Celeste Riley...has two brothers: Larry Jr. and Jamal; and two sisters: Meagan and Rayoni...cousin, Trent Mackey, played football at Tulane while uncle, Renell Riley, played football at Arizona...undecided on major.
LaFrance's Career Defensive Statistics