Franklin (37) in Super Bowl XVII
|Born:||August 22, 1959|
|Died:||December 6, 2006 (aged 47)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Anniston (AL)|
|NFL Draft:||1981 / Round: 2 / Pick: 56|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Andra Bernard Franklin (August 22, 1959 – December 6, 2006) was an American football player, a running back in the National Football League (NFL) from 1981 to 1984 for the Miami Dolphins. Franklin played collegiately at the University of Nebraska; he died at age 47 from heart failure in 2006.
From Anniston, Alabama, Franklin played at Nebraska from 1977 through 1980, rushing for 1,738 yards and ten touchdowns. He was selected in the second round of the 1981 NFL Draft (56th overall) by the Dolphins, and played under head coach Don Shula.
Franklin led the Dolphins in rushing during the strike-shortened 1982 season, third overall in the NFL, with 701 yards in nine games. The Dolphins won the AFC title and met the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVII in January 1983 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. He appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated after Miami's win over the San Diego Chargers in the AFC semifinals.
- Hambleton, Ken (December 6, 2006). "Ex-Husker fullback Franklin dies at 47". Lincoln Journal-Star. (Nebraska). Retrieved December 28, 2018.
- Hambleton, Ken (December 11, 2006). "Remembering Andra Franklin". Lincoln Journal-Star. (Nebraska). Retrieved December 28, 2018.
- "Former Huskers' standout Andra Franklin is dead at 47". ESPN. Associated Press. December 8, 2006. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
- Papanek, John (January 24, 1983). "The Revenge of the Killer Bees". Sports Illustrated. p. 21.
- "Dolphins lose Franklin with knee injury". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). September 11, 1984. p. 14.
- Huskers.com – Andra Franklin
- Sports Reference – college football – Andra Franklin
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com · Pro-Football-Reference
- Andra Franklin at Find a Grave
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