NEW ORLEANS — Ricky Jean-Francois’ has always enjoyed playing in New Orleans.
That might have something to do with his record at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
He’s undefeated in the building, including helping LSU win the 2008 BCS championship game against Ohio State.
Jean-Francois is hoping that trend continues Sunday when his 49ers play the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.
While he didn’t wax poetic this week about that game, he did have one keen memory from that January night five years ago.
“I remember the game was about to be over and one of our PR guys trying to follow me to grab me because I was halfway in the stands to grab my parents and he was telling me I was MVP of the game,” he said.
In 2012, Jean-Francois compiled 22 tackles and two sacks, helping San Francisco earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC.
But Jean-Francois’ mission early in Super Bowl, however, had little to do with football.
Instead, the man who spent four years in Baton Rouge had another goal in mind.
“I was in the French Quarter finally,” Jean-Francois said. “A lot of people said that’s bad, that’s terrible that I was in the French Quarter for the first time and I went to school for four years. But I had fun just seeing all the booths set up, all the shows being ran there and trying to eat all the food I can. But I ain’t trying to gain too much weight.
“I had to stop by and get some crawfish and I to stop by Café du Monde.”