Played in 14 career games as a Tiger ... Solid scout team player on defense who registered two solo tackles during his playing career.
After not seeing action in the opener against UT Martin, saw playing time in the Tigers' remaining 11 games during the 2012 season ... Registered a solo tackle in the Tigers' win over UAB in the Battle for the Bones, part of a three-game win streak to end the season.
Did not see any game action.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in three games ... Saw late-game action in the season opener vs Mississippi State and logged one tackle ... The tackle was a solo stop that limited the Bulldogs to just two yards on the play ... Also had limited action in a reserve role in C-USA contests against Tulsa and Houston ... Worked on the offensive line during the 2011 spring drills, but moved back to defense in the fall.
Four-year starter for Coach Rahnmann Slocum at Fairley High School ... Credited with 71 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior ... Helped the 2008 Bulldogs to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the playoffs ... Selected as one of the Top-75 Tennessee prospects by TNVarsity.com ... Selected to the MIAA 4A-5A Team as a senior ... Named The Commercial Appeal'sDefensive Player of the Week in October 2008 for his three-sack effort in a 19-18 win over Region 8-4A rival Melrose ... Also tallied six tackles in Fairley's first win over Melrose since 1999 ... Credited with three sacks vs White Station ... Participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game ... Helped the Red team to a 14-0 win over the Blue squad ... Chosen by his AutoZone All-Star Game teammates to receive the Harris Jones Courage Award ... Earned defensive first team honors at the Steve Robertson Camp in Tupelo, Miss.
Son of Marshil Franklin and Jimmy Franklin ... Born Mar. 5 in Clarksdale, Miss. ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.