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  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     
  • Sat., Aug. 09, 2014 7:00PM - 10:00PM CDT Packers at Tennessee Titans Packers at Tennessee Titans
  • Sat., Aug. 16, 2014 3:00PM - 6:00PM CDT Packers at St. Louis Rams Packers at St. Louis Rams

Players

Johnathan Franklin
RB #23
Height:
5-10
Weight:
205
Age:
24
College:
UCLA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2013):

CAR
19
YDS
107
AVG
5.6
TDS
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 19 107 5.6 51 1 4 30 7.5 10 0 2 1
2013 GB 11 0 19 107 5.6 51 1 4 30 7.5 10 0 2 1
Recent Games
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3 @CIN L 30-34 13 103 7.9 51 1 3 23 7.7 10 0 1 1
5 DET W 22-9 3 1 0.3 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
6 @BAL W 19-17 1 -3 -3 -3 0 1 7 7 7 0 -- --
7 CLE W 31-13 2 6 3 4 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
8 @MIN W 44-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 CHI L 20-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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Biography

  • Finished his career at UCLA as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,403 yards on 788 carries (7.1 avg.), surpassing RB Gaston Green’s mark of 3,731 rushing yards from 1984-87.
  • Posted a school-record 4,936 all-purpose yards during his career, topping RB Maurice Jones-Drew’s mark of 4,688 yards from 2003-05.
  • Set UCLA single-season records for rushing yards (1,734 yards), all-purpose yardage (2,062 yards) and 100-yard rushing games (nine) in 2012.
  • Was a Doak Walker Award finalist (nation’s best RB), a Maxwell Award semifinalist (college player of the year) and earned second-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press and SportsIllustrated.com in 2012.
  • With his 1,734 rushing yards as a senior and his 1,127 rushing yards as a sophomore, became one of only eight players in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons.
  • Was an all-city selection as a senior at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, rushing for 1,732 yards and 12 TDs on 215 carries (8.1 avg.). Also earned third-team recognition at linebacker.


CAREER Highlights:

  • Drafted by the Packers with the last of three fourth-round selections (No. 125 overall). The choice was obtained in a draft-day trade with Denver in exchange for a fifth-round pick (No. 146) and a sixth-round selection (No. 173).
  • Became the first UCLA running back to be drafted since Maurice Jones-Drew was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (60th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
  • Finished his career at UCLA as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,403 yards on 788 carries (7.1 avg.), surpassing RB Gaston Green’s mark of 3,731 rushing yards from 1984-87.
  • Registered 19 games with 100-plus rushing yards at UCLA, one shy of Green’s career mark of 20.
  • Posted a school-record 4,936 all-purpose yards during his career, topping Jones-Drew’s mark of 4,688 yards from 2003-05.
  • Played in 53 games with 45 starts during his career and rushed for 4,403 yards and 31 TDs on 788 carries (5.6 avg.) and added 58 receptions for 517 yards (8.9 avg.) and three TDs.
  • Set UCLA single-season records for rushing yards (1,734 yards), all-purpose yardage (2,062 yards), and 100-yard rushing games (nine) in 2012.
  • Was a Doak Walker Award finalist (nation’s best RB), a Maxwell Award semifinalist (college player of the year) and earned second-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press and SportsIllustrated.com in 2012.
  • Was named first-team All-America by CBSSports.com and the Football Writers Association of America in 2012.
  • With his 1,734 rushing yards as a senior and his 1,127 rushing yards as a sophomore (2010), became one of only eight players in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons.
  • Led the Bruins in rushing in all four of his seasons (2009-12).
  • Was an all-city selection as a senior at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, rushing for 1,732 yards and 12 TDs on 215 carries (8.1 avg.). Also earned third-team recognition at linebacker.
  • Posted five 200-yard rushing games as a senior at Dorsey High on his way to being named the Coliseum League Player of the Year.
  • Earned a degree in political science at UCLA.

2012: Played in all 14 games with 13 starts and set single-season records for rushing yards (1,734), all-purpose yardage (2,062) and 100-yard rushing games (nine)…Rushed for 1,734 yards and 13 TDs on 282 carries (6.1 avg.) and added a career-high 33 catches for 323 yards (9.8 avg.) and two TDs…Finished third in the Pacific-12 in rushing (123.9 yards per game) and fourth in all-purpose yardage (147.3 yards per game)…Was a Doak Walker Award finalist (nation’s best RB), a Maxwell Award semifinalist (college player of the year) and earned second-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press and SportsIllustrated.com…Earned first-team All-America honors from CBSSports.com and the Football Writers Association of America…Garnered second-team All-Pac-12 recognition from the conference’s coaches…Served as an offensive co-captain…Earned the Bruin Force Award, the UCLA Captains Award, and the N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership on Offense…At Rice (Aug. 30): In the season opener, rushed for 214 yards and matched his career high with three TDs on just 15 carries (14.3 avg.). Posted a 74-yard TD run in the first quarter and a career-long 78-yard scoring run in the second quarter to become the first Bruin in school history to have two runs of 72-plus yards in a game. Was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the performance…Vs. Nebraska (Sept. 8): Rushed for a career-high 217 yards on 26 attempts (8.3 avg.) as he became the third player in school annals to rush for 200 yards in back-to-back games. Added a career-best 59 receiving yards on three receptions (19.7 avg.), including a 9-yard TD grab. Was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second straight week, becoming the first Bruin offensive player to do so during the Pac-12/10 era…Vs. Houston (Sept. 15): Went over the 100-yard mark for the third straight game with 110 rushing yards on 25 carries (4.4 avg.). Added four catches for 58 yards (14.5 avg.), highlighted by a career-long 40-yard reception…At Arizona State (Oct. 27): Rushed for 164 yards and two scores on 26 carries (6.3 avg.)…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 3): Became the Bruins’ all-time leading rusher on his third carry of the game, a 37-yard TD run, surpassing Green’s career mark of 3,731 yards. Finished the game with 162 yards and two TDs on 24 carries (6.8 avg.)…Vs. Southern California (Nov. 17): Posted 171 rushing yards and two TDs on 29 carries (5.9 avg.), the highest rushing total by a Bruin against Southern California since Green rushed for 224 in 1986…At Stanford (Pac-12 Championship, Nov. 30): Posted his ninth 100-yard rushing game of the season, a single-season school record, rushing for 194 yards and two TDs on 19 carries (10.2 avg.).

2011: Started all 14 games and led the team with 976 rushing yards and five TDs on 166 carries (5.9 avg.)…Fell just short of becoming the first Bruin to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons since DeShaun Foster in 2000-01…Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 recognition…Caught nine passes for 74 yards (8.2 avg.) and a TD…At Houston (Sept. 3): Rushed for 128 yards and a score on 16 carries (8.0 avg.)…At Stanford (Oct. 1): Posted 96 rushing yards on 12 carries (8.0 avg.)…Vs. Washington State (Oct. 8): Registered 110 yards rushing on 12 attempts (9.2 avg.)…Vs. Colorado (Nov. 19): Posted a season-high 162 rushing yards, his third 100-yard game of the season, and a TD on 15 carries (10.8 avg.).

2010: Appeared in all 12 contests with 10 starts and led the team in rushing yards (1,127) and rushing TDs (eight) on 214 carries (5.3 avg.)…His 1,127 yards was the highest total by a Bruin since Skip Hicks rushed for 1,282 in 1997…Earned second-team All-Pac-10 recognition from the conference’s coaches…Was the offensive winner of UCLA’s Henry R. “Red” Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player…Posted five 100-yard rushing games on the season…Added 10 receptions for 63 yards (6.3 avg.)…Vs. Houston (Sept. 18): Rushed for 158 yards and a career-high three TDs on 26 carries (6.1 avg.)…At Texas (Sept. 25): Posted 118 rushing yards and a TD on 19 carries (6.2 avg.)…Vs. Washington State (Oct. 2): Registered a season-high 216 rushing yards and a score on 30 carries (7.2 avg.). His 216 yards were the most by a Bruin since Jones-Drew posted 322 at Washington in 2004. It marked Franklin’s third straight 100-yard game as he became the first Bruin to accomplish that feat since Jones-Drew did so in ’04…Vs. Oregon State (Nov. 6): Rushed for 100 yards and a TD on 23 carries (4.3 avg.)…Vs. Southern California (Dec. 4): Closed out the season with a 109-yard effort on 13 carries (8.4 avg.) and added a TD run. Became the first Bruin to rush for at least 100 yards against the Trojans since Foster in 1998.

2009: Saw action in all 13 games and started eight contests as a redshirt freshman…Led the team with 566 rushing yards and five TDs on 126 carries (4.5 avg.), the sixth-best yardage total by a Bruin freshman…Posted two 100-yard games on the season, tied for the second most ever by a UCLA freshman…Caught six passes for 57 yards (9.5 avg.)…Vs. San Diego State (Sept. 5): Made his first career start and scored on his first carry, a 12-yard run late in the first quarter. Finished the game with 43 yards on 12 carries (3.6 avg.)…At Tennessee (Sept. 12): Posted 80 yards rushing on 17 carries (4.7 avg.)…Vs. Kansas State (Sept. 19): Led the Bruins with a season-high 119 rushing yards and a TD on 23 carries (5.2 avg.)…Vs. California (Oct. 17): Registered a season-high two rushing TDs and 101 yards on 11 carries (9.2 avg). Scored on a 74-yard run in the second quarter, the longest by a Bruin since Jones-Drew’s 83-yard score vs. Arizona State in 2003.

2008:Redshirted…Came to UCLA as a safety but switched to running back at the end of training camp…Was the offensive co-winner of UCLA’s Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-city selection as a senior at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, rushing for 1,732 yards and 12 TDs on 215 carries (8.1 avg.)…Also earned third-team recognition at linebacker, recording 40 tackles and six sacks…Posted five 200-yard rushing games as a senior on his way to being named the Coliseum League Player of the Year…Named third-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports…Was named all-region by PrepStar…As a junior, rushed for 510 yards and registered three sacks…Also lettered twice in track…As a junior, was part of a 4x400 relay team that finished third at the state meet and won the city championship…Won the 100-meter city championship as a freshman…Inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame high school registry for excellence in academics and football…Named to the academic honor roll each of his last three years. 

PERSONAL: Given name Johnathan A. Franklin…Nicknamed “Jet Ski” and “The Mayor”…Born in Los Angeles...Single…Visited children’s hospitals, volunteered at autism camps and spoke at local schools while in college…Did an internship with the Los Angeles mayor’s office in the winter of 2011…Interned at Winter & Associates, a public-relations firm in Los Angeles, in the summer of 2011…Appeared on Baldwin Hills, a teen reality show, as a senior in high school…Enjoys spending time with family, watching movies and listening to music…Lists Family Matters and My Wife and Kids as his favorite television shows and Men of Honor as his favorite movie…Names Letters to a Young Brother as his favorite book and Stevie Wonder as his favorite recording artist…Residence: Los Angeles.

  • Finished his career at UCLA as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,403 yards on 788 carries (7.1 avg.), surpassing RB Gaston Green’s mark of 3,731 rushing yards from 1984-87.
  • Posted a school-record 4,936 all-purpose yards during his career, topping RB Maurice Jones-Drew’s mark of 4,688 yards from 2003-05.
  • Set UCLA single-season records for rushing yards (1,734 yards), all-purpose yardage (2,062 yards) and 100-yard rushing games (nine) in 2012.
  • Was a Doak Walker Award finalist (nation’s best RB), a Maxwell Award semifinalist (college player of the year) and earned second-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press and SportsIllustrated.com in 2012.
  • With his 1,734 rushing yards as a senior and his 1,127 rushing yards as a sophomore, became one of only eight players in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons.
  • Was an all-city selection as a senior at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, rushing for 1,732 yards and 12 TDs on 215 carries (8.1 avg.). Also earned third-team recognition at linebacker.


CAREER Highlights:

  • Drafted by the Packers with the last of three fourth-round selections (No. 125 overall). The choice was obtained in a draft-day trade with Denver in exchange for a fifth-round pick (No. 146) and a sixth-round selection (No. 173).
  • Became the first UCLA running back to be drafted since Maurice Jones-Drew was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (60th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
  • Finished his career at UCLA as the school’s all-time leading rusher with 4,403 yards on 788 carries (7.1 avg.), surpassing RB Gaston Green’s mark of 3,731 rushing yards from 1984-87.
  • Registered 19 games with 100-plus rushing yards at UCLA, one shy of Green’s career mark of 20.
  • Posted a school-record 4,936 all-purpose yards during his career, topping Jones-Drew’s mark of 4,688 yards from 2003-05.
  • Played in 53 games with 45 starts during his career and rushed for 4,403 yards and 31 TDs on 788 carries (5.6 avg.) and added 58 receptions for 517 yards (8.9 avg.) and three TDs.
  • Set UCLA single-season records for rushing yards (1,734 yards), all-purpose yardage (2,062 yards), and 100-yard rushing games (nine) in 2012.
  • Was a Doak Walker Award finalist (nation’s best RB), a Maxwell Award semifinalist (college player of the year) and earned second-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press and SportsIllustrated.com in 2012.
  • Was named first-team All-America by CBSSports.com and the Football Writers Association of America in 2012.
  • With his 1,734 rushing yards as a senior and his 1,127 rushing yards as a sophomore (2010), became one of only eight players in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons.
  • Led the Bruins in rushing in all four of his seasons (2009-12).
  • Was an all-city selection as a senior at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, rushing for 1,732 yards and 12 TDs on 215 carries (8.1 avg.). Also earned third-team recognition at linebacker.
  • Posted five 200-yard rushing games as a senior at Dorsey High on his way to being named the Coliseum League Player of the Year.
  • Earned a degree in political science at UCLA.

2012: Played in all 14 games with 13 starts and set single-season records for rushing yards (1,734), all-purpose yardage (2,062) and 100-yard rushing games (nine)…Rushed for 1,734 yards and 13 TDs on 282 carries (6.1 avg.) and added a career-high 33 catches for 323 yards (9.8 avg.) and two TDs…Finished third in the Pacific-12 in rushing (123.9 yards per game) and fourth in all-purpose yardage (147.3 yards per game)…Was a Doak Walker Award finalist (nation’s best RB), a Maxwell Award semifinalist (college player of the year) and earned second-team All-America recognition from The Associated Press and SportsIllustrated.com…Earned first-team All-America honors from CBSSports.com and the Football Writers Association of America…Garnered second-team All-Pac-12 recognition from the conference’s coaches…Served as an offensive co-captain…Earned the Bruin Force Award, the UCLA Captains Award, and the N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership on Offense…At Rice (Aug. 30): In the season opener, rushed for 214 yards and matched his career high with three TDs on just 15 carries (14.3 avg.). Posted a 74-yard TD run in the first quarter and a career-long 78-yard scoring run in the second quarter to become the first Bruin in school history to have two runs of 72-plus yards in a game. Was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the performance…Vs. Nebraska (Sept. 8): Rushed for a career-high 217 yards on 26 attempts (8.3 avg.) as he became the third player in school annals to rush for 200 yards in back-to-back games. Added a career-best 59 receiving yards on three receptions (19.7 avg.), including a 9-yard TD grab. Was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second straight week, becoming the first Bruin offensive player to do so during the Pac-12/10 era…Vs. Houston (Sept. 15): Went over the 100-yard mark for the third straight game with 110 rushing yards on 25 carries (4.4 avg.). Added four catches for 58 yards (14.5 avg.), highlighted by a career-long 40-yard reception…At Arizona State (Oct. 27): Rushed for 164 yards and two scores on 26 carries (6.3 avg.)…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 3): Became the Bruins’ all-time leading rusher on his third carry of the game, a 37-yard TD run, surpassing Green’s career mark of 3,731 yards. Finished the game with 162 yards and two TDs on 24 carries (6.8 avg.)…Vs. Southern California (Nov. 17): Posted 171 rushing yards and two TDs on 29 carries (5.9 avg.), the highest rushing total by a Bruin against Southern California since Green rushed for 224 in 1986…At Stanford (Pac-12 Championship, Nov. 30): Posted his ninth 100-yard rushing game of the season, a single-season school record, rushing for 194 yards and two TDs on 19 carries (10.2 avg.).

2011: Started all 14 games and led the team with 976 rushing yards and five TDs on 166 carries (5.9 avg.)…Fell just short of becoming the first Bruin to record back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons since DeShaun Foster in 2000-01…Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 recognition…Caught nine passes for 74 yards (8.2 avg.) and a TD…At Houston (Sept. 3): Rushed for 128 yards and a score on 16 carries (8.0 avg.)…At Stanford (Oct. 1): Posted 96 rushing yards on 12 carries (8.0 avg.)…Vs. Washington State (Oct. 8): Registered 110 yards rushing on 12 attempts (9.2 avg.)…Vs. Colorado (Nov. 19): Posted a season-high 162 rushing yards, his third 100-yard game of the season, and a TD on 15 carries (10.8 avg.).

2010: Appeared in all 12 contests with 10 starts and led the team in rushing yards (1,127) and rushing TDs (eight) on 214 carries (5.3 avg.)…His 1,127 yards was the highest total by a Bruin since Skip Hicks rushed for 1,282 in 1997…Earned second-team All-Pac-10 recognition from the conference’s coaches…Was the offensive winner of UCLA’s Henry R. “Red” Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player…Posted five 100-yard rushing games on the season…Added 10 receptions for 63 yards (6.3 avg.)…Vs. Houston (Sept. 18): Rushed for 158 yards and a career-high three TDs on 26 carries (6.1 avg.)…At Texas (Sept. 25): Posted 118 rushing yards and a TD on 19 carries (6.2 avg.)…Vs. Washington State (Oct. 2): Registered a season-high 216 rushing yards and a score on 30 carries (7.2 avg.). His 216 yards were the most by a Bruin since Jones-Drew posted 322 at Washington in 2004. It marked Franklin’s third straight 100-yard game as he became the first Bruin to accomplish that feat since Jones-Drew did so in ’04…Vs. Oregon State (Nov. 6): Rushed for 100 yards and a TD on 23 carries (4.3 avg.)…Vs. Southern California (Dec. 4): Closed out the season with a 109-yard effort on 13 carries (8.4 avg.) and added a TD run. Became the first Bruin to rush for at least 100 yards against the Trojans since Foster in 1998.

2009: Saw action in all 13 games and started eight contests as a redshirt freshman…Led the team with 566 rushing yards and five TDs on 126 carries (4.5 avg.), the sixth-best yardage total by a Bruin freshman…Posted two 100-yard games on the season, tied for the second most ever by a UCLA freshman…Caught six passes for 57 yards (9.5 avg.)…Vs. San Diego State (Sept. 5): Made his first career start and scored on his first carry, a 12-yard run late in the first quarter. Finished the game with 43 yards on 12 carries (3.6 avg.)…At Tennessee (Sept. 12): Posted 80 yards rushing on 17 carries (4.7 avg.)…Vs. Kansas State (Sept. 19): Led the Bruins with a season-high 119 rushing yards and a TD on 23 carries (5.2 avg.)…Vs. California (Oct. 17): Registered a season-high two rushing TDs and 101 yards on 11 carries (9.2 avg). Scored on a 74-yard run in the second quarter, the longest by a Bruin since Jones-Drew’s 83-yard score vs. Arizona State in 2003.

2008:Redshirted…Came to UCLA as a safety but switched to running back at the end of training camp…Was the offensive co-winner of UCLA’s Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-city selection as a senior at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles, rushing for 1,732 yards and 12 TDs on 215 carries (8.1 avg.)…Also earned third-team recognition at linebacker, recording 40 tackles and six sacks…Posted five 200-yard rushing games as a senior on his way to being named the Coliseum League Player of the Year…Named third-team all-state by Cal-Hi Sports…Was named all-region by PrepStar…As a junior, rushed for 510 yards and registered three sacks…Also lettered twice in track…As a junior, was part of a 4x400 relay team that finished third at the state meet and won the city championship…Won the 100-meter city championship as a freshman…Inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame high school registry for excellence in academics and football…Named to the academic honor roll each of his last three years. 

PERSONAL: Given name Johnathan A. Franklin…Nicknamed “Jet Ski” and “The Mayor”…Born in Los Angeles...Single…Visited children’s hospitals, volunteered at autism camps and spoke at local schools while in college…Did an internship with the Los Angeles mayor’s office in the winter of 2011…Interned at Winter & Associates, a public-relations firm in Los Angeles, in the summer of 2011…Appeared on Baldwin Hills, a teen reality show, as a senior in high school…Enjoys spending time with family, watching movies and listening to music…Lists Family Matters and My Wife and Kids as his favorite television shows and Men of Honor as his favorite movie…Names Letters to a Young Brother as his favorite book and Stevie Wonder as his favorite recording artist…Residence: Los Angeles.

 

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