Bubba Franks

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Bubba Franks
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Bubba Franks during pre-game warm-ups with the Packers during the 2007 NFL season.
No. 88
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-01-06) January 6, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Riverside, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (Florida)
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 2000 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 2008 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 262
Receiving yards 2,347
Touchdowns 32
Stats at NFL.com

Daniel Lamont "Bubba" Franks (born January 6, 1978) is a former American football tight end who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Bubba attended Big Spring High School in Big Spring, Texas and was an all state tight end there.

College career[edit]

Franks played collegiate football at the University of Miami, where he was known for his extraordinary one-handed receptions. He redshirted in 1996, but was very productive in the 1997, 1998 and 1999 seasons, setting the University of Miami record for most touchdowns by a tight end, with 12. He was also named to the All-Big East team twice and was named as an All-American in 1999.[1]

Franks waived his final year of eligibility to enter the 2000 NFL Draft and was selected in the first round, with the 14th overall selection, by the Green Bay Packers.

Awards and honors[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

After a promising but unspectacular rookie season, he reached the Pro Bowl his second NFL year, during which he caught nine touchdown passes. Franks went to three Pro Bowls altogether (2001, 2002, and 2003). He missed much of the 2005 season with knee and neck injuries.

On February 20, 2008, Franks was released by the Packers after an unproductive and injury plagued 2007 season in which he was demoted to second string TE behind Donald Lee.

New York Jets[edit]

On March 16, 2008 Franks agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a one-year deal. Franks was released on July 13, 2009.[2]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2000 GB 16 34 363 10.7 27 1 16 1 0
2001 GB 16 36 322 8.9 31 9 22 0 0
2002 GB 16 54 442 8.2 20 7 28 0 0
2003 GB 16 30 241 8.0 24 4 13 0 0
2004 GB 16 34 361 10.6 29 7 20 0 0
2005 GB 10 25 207 8.3 24 1 12 0 0
2006 GB 16 25 232 9.3 19 0 13 2 1
2007 GB 8 18 132 7.3 24 3 7 0 0
2008 NYJ 8 6 47 7.8 25 0 2 0 0
Career 122 262 2,347 9.0 31 32 133 3 1

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Personal[edit]

Has a son, Daniel II, and daughter, Sienna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 College Football Awards - Brief Article". Findarticles.com. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  2. ^ "TE Bubba Franks Is Released". New York Jets Official Website. July 13, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-14. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Bubba Franks Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 28 April 2014. 

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