Fran Papasedero

Fran Papasedero (March 21, 1969 – June 19, 2003) was an Arena football player and coach. Papasedero coached the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators in the 2002 and 2003 seasons, having been appointed to replace Jay Gruden who wanted to resume his playing career at quarterback for the Predators. He had a 19–11 record and was 3–2 in the playoffs. Following the team's playoff defeat in June 2003, he died in an alcohol-related car accident.[1]

Fran Papasedero
Fran Papasedero.jpg
No. 74
Position:Offensive linemen / defensive linemen
Personal information
Born:(1969-03-21)March 21, 1969
Boston, Massachusetts
Died:June 19, 2003(2003-06-19) (aged 34)
Career information
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Head coaching record
Regular season:19–11 (.633)
Postseason:3–2 (.600)
Career:22–13 (.629)
Player stats at

Prior to his coaching career, he played for the Albany Firebirds (1993), Massachusetts Marauders (1994), St. Louis Stampede (1995–1996), and Nashville Kats (1997).[2]


  1. ^ Shannon Shelton (July 31, 2003). "Alcohol Suspected In Coach's Accident". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  2. ^ Shannon Shelton (June 22, 2003). "Papasedero Lived Life To Its Fullest". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 7, 2013.

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