Honors: 2011 – Named to the Sun Belt Conference Writers All-Freshman team.
2013: Played in all 13 games and earned six starts … Had 20 total tackles, including 1.5 TFLs, a pass breakup and hurry on the season … His 588 snaps played ranked second among defensive linemen … Played a season-high 59 snaps against Marshall … Turned in three tackles against UNC and added two stops in win over Memphis … Also had two tackles at BYU … Had a TFL at North Texas … Started against Marshall and had three tackles … Also started at UAB and had three stops … Credited with a TFL against UTEP.
2012: Played in 10 games … Ended the year with 12 tackles, including a half TFL, and two hurries … Was in on 267 total snaps, including a season-best 40 against ULM … Did not play vs McNeese … Registered two tackles in win over Georgia Tech and also at Mississippi State … Had three stops and a hurry at USA … Did not play against Troy.
2011: Played and started nine games … Had 449 total snaps and earned seven winning grades from the coaches … Ended the year with 24 tackles, including 5.0 TFLs, two forced fumbles, two hurries, a fumble recovery, and a pass breakup … Played and started in his first collegiate game at Purdue and collected three tackles, 2 TFLs, and a pass breakup … Had three stops, a TFL, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery against GT … Registered a tackle and a quarterback hurry against Memphis … Added three stops vs WKU and also against FAU … Had three tackles and a hurry against UL … Also had three stops at Tennessee and on road against ULM … Missed the ASU, FIU and North Texas games with a foot injury.
2010: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Named a Class A Mr. Football Lineman Award finalist in 2009 ... Was all-state, all-region, all-district, and tabbed the district defensive player of the year ... During his senior year he collected 84 tackles, 12 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, and three pass breakups ... Also added a blocked kick, fumble recovery, and two caused fumbles ... As a junior, he registered 107 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, and nine tackles for loss ... Also had 20 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns on offense ... South Pittsburg High School went 43-5 during his four years and were state champs in 2007 and state runner up in 2009 ... Lettered in football and basketball ... Played for Coach Vic Grider.
Full Name: Franklin Jiajuan Fennell ... Parents: George and Elendora Fennell ... Born: 5/12/92 ... Major: Organization Communication.