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John Franklin III
John  Franklin III


Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
South Plantation

Last College:
East Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 184


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 ... earned his bachelor's degree from the College of Liberal Arts in August, 2017

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