2006: Named Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... Played and started in 12 games ... Had a team-best cumulative grade of 79.4 percent to go along with 62 knockdowns ... Allowed just three sacks on the season ... Selected Preseason First Team All-SBC by Blue Ribbon College Yearbook ... Earned the team's Most Dependable Offensive Line award with Brandon Nix for his play in the spring ... Played 56 snaps against FIU to lead all offensive linemen and earned a grade of 75 percent while adding five knockdowns ... Led all linemen again at Maryland with 77 plays and five knockdowns and saw 48 snaps in win over Tennessee Tech while grading out at 76 percent ... Missed the Oklahoma game and broke a string of 31 consecutive starts following the death of his mother the Sunday after the TTU win ... Came back against North Texas and helped pave the way for a 212-yard rushing game for the Blue Raiders and earned a grade of 79 percent while collecting a season-best eight knockdowns ... Had a grade of 80 percent to go along with six knockdowns against no. 8 Louisville ... Collected six knockdowns and earned a grade of 83 percent in win over Louisiana-Monroe (helped offense to 215 rushing yards) ... Turned in a grade of 87 percent and matched his season-high with eight knockdowns at Louisiana-Lafayette and followed that up with six knockdowns and a grade of 88 percent against FAU ... In a key win over ASU, Franklin graded out at 81 percent and added seven knockdowns.
2005: Started all 11 games at right tackle and went on to earn second team all-conference honors ... Ran his start streak to 28 consecutive games ... Led all linemen with 764 snaps played while collecting a team and career-best 118 knockdowns ... Enjoyed a cumulative season grade of 86 percent which led all starters ... In the opener at Alabama, Franklin registered 52 total snaps, recorded eight knockdowns, and graded out at 82 percent ... Came back against North Texas and was in on 77 snaps, collected 13.5 knockdowns, and graded out at 82 percent ... Was the team's lineman of the week following the Akron contest when he graded out at 89 percent ... Had seven knockdowns in win over Vanderbilt ... Played 81 snaps at FAU and recorded a career-best 24 knockdowns while earning a grade of 88 percent and being named the team's most valuable lineman ... Earned an 86 percent grade and had 12 knockdowns in 64 snaps against ULL ... Had a second straight grade of 86 percent in win over Arkansas State ... Collected 16.5 knockdowns and earned a grade of 90 percent against Louisiana-Monroe ... Also had 16.5 knockdowns against the Indians ... Had 83 snaps and five knockdowns at NC State ... Was the team's co-most valuable offensive lineman with Willie Hall against Troy after collecting 13 knockdowns and grading out at 89 percent in 75 plays ... Voted the team's most valuable lineman following the FIU game after he graded out a season-best 93 percent and collected 10.5 knockdowns.
2004: Made the start at right tackle in every game ... Played a team-high 803 snaps and earned a cumulative grade of 75 percent ... Had a career-best 78 knockdowns ... Tallied a career-best 15 knockdowns against Idaho and followed that up with 12 knockdowns the next game against Utah State ... Played a season-high 81 snaps against Akron and Florida Atlantic ... Voted the team's most valuable lineman following the North Texas game ... Graded out a season-high 82 percent in win over Louisiana-Monroe to go along with nine knockdowns.
2003: Played in 11 games and started 10 times ... Was in on 749 snaps for the year and registered 33 total knockdowns ... His cumulative season grade was 79 percent ... Earned his first collegiate start against FAU and was tabbed the team's most valuable offensive lineman ... Graded out at 92 percent and was in on 84 snaps versus the Owls, while garnering the team's best finisher award ... Had a 78 percent grade on 57 snaps at Georgia ... Was tagged with an 81 percent grade in 71 snaps at Clemson ... Had 85 plays at Missouri and earned a grade of 85 percent ... Played 25 snaps vs Temple ... Did not play against NMSU ... Came back to start and played 84 snaps at Idaho ... Had 82 snaps versus UNT ... Made the start at right guard against Utah State and graded out at 83 percent ... Collected four knockdowns in 65 snaps against Arkansas State.
2002: Took a redshirt year ... Worked on the scout team.
High School: A three-time all-state selection for Coach Dan Ragle at Ware Co. High School ... Was all-area and all-region as a junior and senior ... Registered 14 pancake blocks and graded out at 89 percent his senior year ... Collected eight knockdowns and did not allow a sack against rival Coffee County in 2001 ... Lettered in football and basketball.
Personal: Parent: Jacqueline Thomas ... Born: 3/20/84 ... Major: Physical Education.