John Franklin III is an NFL football player who plays Wide Receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He was featured in the Netflix show Last Chance U about college football teams pushing to make a big name for themselves. He was on the team for East Mississippi and really showed off his skills with the football!
Before playing for the Buccaneers, John previously played for the Chicago Bears in the NFL where he was drafted as a free agent in 2018. During his college football years, he played quarterback for Florida State from 2013-2014 where he also was a member of the ACC champion 4×100 relay team. He then transferred to East Mississippi Community College, which is where the Netflix series Last Chance U was filmed in 2015. During that year, Franklin recorded 64 passes (58.2% completion) for a total of 733 yards. He also ran 451 yards, giving him an average of 10.5 yards per carry and 9 rushing touchdowns.
Franklin then enrolled at Auburn for his junior year of college, where he appeared in 12 games with an explosive average of 9.3 yards per carry. It was here that he realized the true potential of his running game and he made the switch from quarterback to wide receiver for the 2017 season and transferred to Florida Atlantic University. There he achieved an average of 14.3 yards per carry and 13.6 yards per catch. His speed (4.40 second 40 yard dash) was noticed by the Chicago Bears who picked him out of their rookie training camp and added him to their practice squad in November 2018. The next year, in November 2019, Franklin was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. He was quickly promoted the next month to their active roster on December 24, 2019, where he was listed as a wide receiver.
When he’s not playing, John loves gaming as well as spending time with his family. His current favorite games are Call of Duty: Warzone and NBA2k.
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