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John Franklin III
John  Franklin III

Graduate Student

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
South Plantation

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 186




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Football Hoists C-USA Trophy With Convincing Win over North Texas

Owls Await Bowl Invitation on Sunday


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

Owls top FIU 52-24 to Regain Shula Bowl Trophy


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

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

FAU: 804 total yards of offense


North Texas vs. FAU (USATSI)

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the C-USA Championship football game against North Texas.

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
  • Saw time under center, as a rusher with three carries for minus six yards, and as a receiver with an 18 yard catch
  • Had a big night in the 2017 C-USA Championship versus NT with two carries for a total of 75 yards, a 49 yard pass and a 22 yard scoring reception
  • Had one pass attempt in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl

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


  • 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


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

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); Charlotte (Rec: 1-18, R: 3- -6); NT (Rec: 1-22 1 TD, P: 1-12, R: 2-75)

2017 Game Highs
Receptions: 2 Navy (9/1/2017)
Receiving Yards: 22 North Texas (12/2/17) 
Carries: 3 North Texas (10/21/17), FIU (11/18/17), CHarlotte (11/25/17)
Rushing Yards: 75 North Texas (12/2/17)
Rushing TDs: 1 North Texas (10/21/17)


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