Chi Psi Mourns Loss of Russ Francis, Pro Bowl Player and Super Bowl Champion

By | October 5, 2023



Death – Obituary News : Russ Francis, former NFL player and Chi Psi fraternity member, has passed away. He played in three Pro Bowls, won a Super Bowl, and was also drafted into Major League Baseball. He had a successful career in both sports and even ventured into pro wrestling.

Russ Francis, a former professional football player, passed away tragically at the age of 70. The news of his death has left the Chi Psi Fraternity and the sports world devastated.


Born in 1953, Francis rose to prominence as a multi-talented athlete. He joined the Chi Psi Fraternity during his time at the University and became a distinguished member of the organization. His achievements on and off the field were recognized in the Winter 2020 issue of the P&G, highlighting his remarkable career.

Francis made a name for himself in the National Football League (NFL), playing as a tight end. Throughout his career, he showcased his exceptional skills, earning him a place in three Pro Bowls and even winning a Super Bowl. His contributions to the sport were praised by fans and fellow players alike.

Not limited to football, Francis had an extraordinary sports career. He was also drafted into Major League Baseball, showcasing his versatility and talent across different disciplines. Additionally, he dabbled in professional wrestling, demonstrating his determination and willingness to explore new challenges.

Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Francis will be remembered for his dedication and passion for the game. He served as an inspiration to younger athletes, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and reach their full potential. His legacy as a talented and versatile athlete will continue to inspire and resonate with sports enthusiasts for years to come.

The news of Russ Francis’s passing has left a void in the sports community. His contributions to football, baseball, and professional wrestling will forever be cherished. Chi Psi Fraternity mourns the loss of a beloved brother and celebrates the remarkable life he lived. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans during this difficult time..


@ChiPsiTweets said Chi Psi is saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Russ Francis, HΔ ’75. Brother Francis, who was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of the P&G, played in three Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl in the NFL. He also was drafted to Major League Baseball and dabbled in pro wrestling.