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John Franklin III
John  Franklin III

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
South Plantation

Last College:
East Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 184

Position:
WR/QB

College:
Liberal Arts

2016: Backup quarterback ... averaged 9.3 yards per carry as a rusher … 14-26 passing for the year … 430 rushing yards in 2016 are ninth most by a QB in Auburn history ... made his debut in the season opener against Clemson, playing 14 snaps … gained 70 yards rushing on four carries vs. Arkansas State, with a 41-yard long gain … 4-8 passing for 37 yards and 47 rushing yards on nine carries in fourth-quarter action vs. Texas A&M … 80-yard TD run against ULM, the second longest run in history by an Auburn QB and the longest run by an SEC QB this year … also threw 39-yard TD pass to Nate Craig-Myers vs. ULM … 39 yards rushing against Arkansas … first start came vs. Vanderbilt; 59 yards rushing and 2-4 passing … 81 yards rushing on just four carries in second half vs. Alabama A&M; long gain 45 … his 55-yard pass to Eli Stove at Alabama was Auburn’s longest completion of the regular season ... 3-7 passing and rushed for 16 yards against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl

JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL: Big-time athlete who can impact every aspect of the offense … JUCO All-American … January enrollee in public administration … passed for 733 yards (64-110) and seven scores and rushed for 451 yards and nine TD at East Mississippi CC, helping Coach Buddy Stephens’ Lions to a No. 3 national ranking and the MACJC North title … against Mississippi Delta, rushed for 172 yards (5 TD of 65, 33, 29, 13, 5 yds) on just 10 carries, and 10-16 passing for 119 yards, 1 TD all in first half … redshirted 2013 season at Florida State, winning offensive scout team player of the year honors; limited action in 2014 … member of ACC champion 4x100 relay team … led Coach Doug Gatewood’s Paladins to 9-2 record, FHSAA 8A playoff berth at South Plantation (Fla.) High … Brian Piccolo Scholar-Athlete Award … state 4x100 relay champion and 100m runner-up as a senior … also a basketball letterman

PERSONAL: Son of John Franklin Jr. and Kealer Franklin ... has two siblings, Jarrell and Tiffany ... birthday is September 21 ... studying in the College of Liberal Arts
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