Aubrayo Franklin

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Aubrayo Franklin
Aubrayo Franklin 9-7-08.jpg
Aubrayo Franklin at the September 7, 2008 game versus the Arizona Cardinals.
No. --     Free Agent
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-27) August 27, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Johnson City, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Johnson City (TN) Science Hill
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 146
Debuted in 2003 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 253
Sacks 4.0
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 3
Stats at NFL.com

Aubrayo Razyo Franklin (/əˈbr./; born August 27, 1980) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

He has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Franklin attended Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee and was a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he was an All-Conference and an All-State honoree and finished his senior season with 12 sacks and 180 tackles.

College career[edit]

Franklin played college football at the University of Tennessee where he recorded 70 tackles and two sacks. He majored in arts and sciences.

Professional career[edit]

2003 NFL Draft[edit]

Franklin was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (146th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft, after being project a late sixth round pick.[1]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1⅜ in 307 lb 5.1 s 4.79 s 27 in 8 ft 4 in
All values from NFL Combine[2]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

In his rookie year, he only appeared in one game recording one tackle. In his second season with the Ravens, he contributed to the team by making six appearances and two tackles. In 2005, Franklin played in 15 games and notched up 20 tackles and his first career sack at the Denver Broncos on December 11. He also made his first career start a week later against the Green Bay Packers. In his final season with the Ravens, he played in 14 games recording 17 tackles.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On March 3, 2007, Aubrayo Franklin signed with the San Francisco 49ers, reuniting himself with Coach Mike Nolan, who was his defensive coordinator in Baltimore. In his first season with the team, he played in 14 games recording a career high 26 tackles.[3]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Franklin signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on August 2, 2011. After a disappointing 2011 campaign, the Saints elected to allow Franklin to test free agency.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On July 20, 2012, Franklin signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On March 19, 2013, Franklin signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SI.com". CNN. 
  2. ^ "Aubrayo Franklin Draft Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ Stats courtesy of NFL.com
  4. ^ Colts Sign Aubrayo Franklin

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