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John Franklin III
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John  Franklin III

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
South Plantation

Last College:
Auburn

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 186

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
09/21/1994

Major:
MBA Sports Management

11/18/2017

Football Clinches C-USA East and Will Host Conference Championship after Shula Bowl Rout

Owls top FIU 52-24 to Regain Shula Bowl Trophy

10/23/2017

QB Jason Driskel Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, Up For Manning QB of the Week

For Tickets Call 1-866-FAU-Owls

10/21/2017

Owls Dominate North Texas 69-31, Move to 3-0 in C-USA

FAU: 804 total yards of offense

10/07/2017

Owls Shatter Records in 58-28 Rout of Old Dominion

FAU: Eight rushing touchdowns, Driskel with four

09/16/2017

Football Runs Over Bethune-Cookman, 45-0

Owls Set Program Mark for Rushing Yards in a Game and Record First Shutout Since 2006

At FAU
Graduate Student (Final Season)

  • In his first collegiate game as a receiver, recorded two receptions for a total of seven yards. Longest reception was for eight yards
  • Played a role in the Wisconsin game
  • Drew his first start of the 2017 season versus Bethune where he recorded two receptions for a total of 12 yards and added a carry for 18 yards
  • Had a seven-yard carry after lining up under center for the second-consecutive game
  • Worked with the squad and used his legs in a reverse play for a 16-yard gain versus MT
  • Had a 20-yard reception versus North Texas, but once again he found himself under center and had the opportunity to run the ball three times for a total of 69 yards and a score
  • Contributed to the offensive efforts versus Marshall
  • Tallied two carries for a total of five yards as a four quarterback at La Tech
  • Had three carries for a total of 50 yards, longest a 38 yarder, versus FIU in Shula Bowl 16

At Auburn

  • Played 13 games in 2016 under Gus Malzahn
  • Threw for 2014 yards and one TD with a 53.8 completion percentage
  • Rushed for 450 yards and two TDs, along with a long of 80 yards

JUCO

  • Played one season at East Mississippi Community College under Buddy Stephens
  • Threw for 733 yards and seven TDs, while running for 451 yards nad nine scores

High School

  • Played at South Plantation under Douglas Gatewood

Personal

  • MBA sport management major
  • Son of Kealer and John Franklin, Jr.
  • Born Sept. 21, 1994
  • Currently, working on a MBA Sports Management degree

Game-by-Game
2017: Navy (Rec: 2-7); Bethune (Rec: 2-12, R: 1-18); Buffalo (R: 1-7 yards); MT (Rec: 0-16); ODU (R: 1-11); North Texas (Rec: 1-20, R: 3-69, 1 TD); La Tech (R: 2-5); FIU (R: 3-50)

2017 Game Highs
Receptions: 2 Navy (9/1/2017)
Receiving Yards: 20 North Texas (10/21/17) 
Carries: 3 North Texas (10/21/17), FIU (11/18/17)
Rushing Yards: 69 North Texas (10/21/17)
Rushing TDs: 1 North Texas (10/21/17)


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