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17 - Michael Franklin
Michael Franklin
Born: 07/31/1988
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hayden, Ala.
High School: Hayden HS
Position: Wide Receiver
2008
Appeared in eight games, seven times as a starter...had 10 carries for 41 yards in the season-opener against Campbell University... recorded 16 carries for 74 yards on the season... also had nine receptions for 73 yards... returned eight kick-offs for 159 yards... named to the SCAC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007
Played in four games as a reserve running back/wide receiver... rushed two times for seven yards and a touchdown against LaGrange College... caught one pass for seven yards versus Austin College.

Pre-BSC
Transferred to BSC after a redshirt freshman season at Samford University... played for Coach Shane Howard at Hayden High School in Hayden, Ala. ... earned All-State laurels in 2005... two-time All-District and a three-time All-Area honoree... rushed for 1,278 yards and 17 touchdowns and caught 26 passes for 331 yards and two touchdowns as a senior... finished with 3,331 career rushing yards with 38 touchdowns and  52 receptions... participated in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl... North Jefferson News Player of the Year... Wendy’s High School Heisman finalist.

Personal
Son of Marty and Kathy Franklin... born on July 31, 1988... has one brother, Marty... majoring in biology.