Johnathan A. Franklin (born October 23, 1989) is a former American soccer working once more who carried out one season inside the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL). He was drafted by the Inexperienced Bay Packers inside the fourth spherical of the 2013 NFL Draft. He carried out college soccer for the UCLA Bruins, incomes first-team All-American honors whereas setting a school doc for career yards dashing. After struggling a vital neck hurt in his rookie season with Inexperienced Bay, he launched his retirement from the NFL in 2014.
Within the Week 3 loss in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals, Franklin rushed for 103 yards and scored a touchdown, nonetheless had a fumble that was returned for the game-winning touchdown. He suffered a excessive neck hurt inside the Week 12 recreation in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings. He was positioned on injured reserve on November 27, 2013. On June 19, 2014, Packers Head coach, Mike McCarthy launched that Franklin would not return with the Packers for the 2014 season. That comparable day Franklin launched his retirement from soccer. Docs instructed him that one hit could paralyze him from the neck down. The Packers formally launched him the following day. In his solely season inside the NFL, Franklin carried out a whole of 11 video video games.
Franklin was chosen by the Inexperienced Bay Packers inside the fourth spherical, with the 100 and twenty fifth common determine, of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Through the 2012 season, Franklin carried out in 13 video video games and rushed 268 events for 1,734 yards for 13 touchdowns, averaging 133.4 yards per recreation. His longest run was 78 yards and he had 2058 all objective yards for a imply of 158.3 yards per recreation, enough to information the Bruins to the Pac-12 South Division Championship. He accomplished his UCLA career with 4,403 yards dashing.
On November 3, 2012, he surpassed Gaston Inexperienced’s 3,731-yard career doc at UCLA in a 66-10 victory in opposition to Arizona on the Rose Bowl on Homecoming Day. It was broken when he ran for 37 yards for the first touchdown of the game. Franklin was voted second biggest working once more inside the nation inside the Doak Walker Award, ending merely behind Montee Ball of Wisconsin.
Franklin had 976 yards on the underside and 74 receiving yards inside the Bruins’ Pac-12 South Division Championship 12 months. Within the 2012 season opener in opposition to Rice, Franklin ran for 214 yards on 15 carries and three touchdowns. He was named Pac-12 Offensive Participant of the Week on September 3, 2012. On the employees’s residence opener win over No. 16 ranked Nebraska, Franklin rushed for 217 yards for a imply of 8.3 yards per carry, which positioned him at seventh place of the UCLA dashing doc itemizing. He was named Pac-12 Convention Offensive Participant of the Week as soon as extra and was the nation’s foremost rusher with a imply of 215.5 yards per recreation.
Franklin obtained an athletic scholarship to attend the College of California, Los Angeles, the place he carried out for the UCLA Bruins soccer employees from 2009 to 2012. Through the 2010 season, Franklin had a career-high of 30 carries for 216 yards in a recreation in opposition to Washington State. He scored three touchdowns in opposition to Houston. Franklin averaged 5.4 yards per carry for an entire 1127 yards 8 touchdowns all through 2010. His longest dashing strive was 55 yards.
He was moreover a solid member of the actual fact television sequence Baldwin Hills.
Along with soccer, he moreover ran observe and space. He ran a non-public biggest time of 11.01 seconds inside the 100 meters.
Franklin graduated from Susan Miller Dorsey Excessive College of the Los Angeles Unified College District. As a highschool soccer participant, Franklin was named first-team all-city as a working once more and was a third-team selection as a cornerback. He was moreover named Coliseum League Participant of the 12 months.