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2007 Football Roster


Franklin Dunbar

Class: r-Jr.
Position: OL
Height: 6-5
Weight: 320 pounds
Previous School: Ware County
Hometown: Waycross, GA

2007: Announced on December 18 that he would be foregoing his final year of eligibility to enter the 2008 NFL Draft ... Voted first team All-Sun Belt by the leagues coaches and media ... Also tabbed first team all-SBC by Phil Steele Magazine and Rivals.com ... Started and played in all 12 games ... Led all linemen with 840 snaps played and had 10 winning grades to share the team lead ... Named the Most Dependable Offensive Lineman in the spring while also earning the Most Improved Strength Training award for the offensive linemen ... Named preseason SBC all-conference ... Played all 64 offensive snaps at FAU and all 59 at Louisville to go along with six on special teams ... Once again played every offensive snap in road loss to LSU ... Had 69 snaps against WKU and 51 in the win over FIU while turning in 79 against UVA ... Followed that with 80 plays at Memphis, 85 against ASU, and 88 at North Texas ... Received 76 snaps in road win over ULM and played all 69 against ULL and all 56 at Troy.

2006: Named Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... The only offensive lineman to play and start all 13 games ... Had a cumulative grade of 76.3 percent, which ranked second among linemen ... Also added 62 total knockdowns ... Entered the season as the starter at left tackle following a solid spring season ... Started and played 53 snaps in win over FIU and recorded six knockdowns ... Was in on 74 plays at Maryland ... Graded out at 85 percent and had a season-best nine knockdowns in win over Tennessee Tech ... Had 43 snaps at Oklahoma ... Earned a "winning performance" from the coaching staff following his performance (helped MT rush for 212 yards) in the win over North Texas, where he played a career-best 77 snaps and collected eight knockdowns ... Came right back with 73 snaps against No. 8 Louisville and graded out at 77 percent ... Matched the second-highest snaps on offense against Louisiana-Monroe with 68 and earned a grade of 92 percent ... Graded out at 81 percent and had five knockdowns in win over ULL and followed that with a grade of 78 percent and six knockdowns against FAU ... Added seven knockdowns against Arkansas State ... Earned a grade of 90 percent against South Carolina.

2005: Competed in all 11 games and started the last five in a row ... Finished the year fourth among linemen with 545 snaps played to go along with a total of 77 knockdowns ... Had a cumulative grade of 73 percent on the season ... Played 11 snaps at Alabama and collected two knockdowns ... Registered 20 snaps and 5.5 knockdowns in home opener against North Texas and was in on 18 plays versus Akron ... Had 22 snaps and graded out at 79 percent in the win over Vanderbilt ... Was in on a season-best 45 snaps and had 11.5 knockdowns while earning a grade of 75 percent in the win at FAU ... Voted the team's most valuable offensive lineman following the ULL game after grading out at 79 percent and collecting 5.5 knockdowns in 41 snaps ... Shared most valuable lineman honors with Willie Hall following the win over Arkansas State by collecting a team-high 15.5 knockdowns and playing 74 total snaps ... Was in on 77 snaps against Louisiana-Monroe to go along with 9.5 knockdowns ... Played a career-best 92 snaps at NC State and also had five knockdowns and earned a grade of 78 percent ... Had his third double-digit knockdown game of the year with 10.5 against Troy in 73 plays ... Was in on 72 plays and had seven knockdowns at FIU.

2004: Sat out due to NCAA academic requirements.

High School: Voted Georgia Class 4 A all-state by the Georgia Sportswriters Association after leading his team to a 10-2 record and a state title ... Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star game ... Recorded 26 pancake blocks in 2003 and graded out a cumulative of 88 percent on the year.

Personal: Parent: Phoebe Dunbar ... Born: 3/12/85 ... Major: Liberal Studies.