Stephen Franklin
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    Stephen Franklin

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Kansas City, Mo.

    High School:
    North Kansas City

    Weight:
    235

    Position:
    ILB

    Birthdate:
    09/26/1988

    Experience:
    4th


    Last updated on July 26, 2011

    Career Overview: Played in all 50 games for the Salukis since his true freshman season in 2007... Had 174 career tackles, 12.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception.


    2010 (Senior): Second team All-MVFC selection...Started in all 11 games at inside linebacker...Led team with 76 tackles and had a team-high three games with 10 or more tackles...Had 5.5 tackles for a loss and two sacks on the year...Intercepted one pass, which came in a 38-17 win at No. 19 Illinois State...Broke up two passes and registered two quarterback hurries...Had a career-high 12 tackles at Illinois, Sept. 11.

    2009 (Junior): Played in all 13 games...Had 38 tackles, two pass breakups, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble...Had a season-high seven tackles at No. 9 North Dakota State...Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter of the first round playoff victory over Eastern Illinois.

    2008 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games and finished seventh on the team in tackles with 44...Had a career-high eight tackles at North Dakota State

    2007 (True Freshman): Played in every game as a true freshman...Registered 16 tackles and 2.5 sacks...Notched a season-high three tackles against Massachusetts in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Championship.

    High School: Four-year team captain...Two-time all-conference pick at running back and linebacker (2005, 2006)...Earned all-district honors and was named the North Kansas City Old Spice Player-of-the-Year in 2006...Had 74 tackles and one interception as a senior...As a junior, he had 64 tackles (four for loss) and two picks.

    Personal: Born Sept. 26, 1988 in Kansas City, Mo....Son of Rahn, Sr., and Hazel Franklin...Father works for the IRS, mother is an enrollment coordinator...Exercise science major.

    Franklin Stats

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2007 14 11 5 16 2.5 13 0 0 0 0 2008 12 26 18 44 4.5 24 1 2 0 0 2009 13 21 17 38 0.0 0 2 1 0 0 2010 11 34 42 76 5.5 19 3 0 0 0 TOTAL 50 92 82 174 12.5 56 6 3 0 0

    SACKS g ua a total yards 2007 14 2 1 2.5 13 2008 12 2 0 2.0 21 2009 13 0 0 0.0 0 2010 11 2 0 2.0 9 TOTAL 50 6 1 6.5 43

    INTERCEPTIONS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2007 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2008 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2009 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2010 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL 50 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0


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