Andrew Franks

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Andrew Franks
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-11) January 11, 1993 (age 27)
Carmel, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Carmel (CA)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Field goals:29
Field goal attempts:37
Field goal percentage:78.4
Longest field goal:55
Player stats at

Andrew Franks (born January 11, 1993) is an American football placekicker who is a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he received a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering.

College career[edit]

Franks attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a Division III school, from 2011 to 2014.[1] He was twice named first-team All-American by, one of two All-America teams recognized in the NCAA record book.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In May 2015, the Miami Dolphins signed Franks as an undrafted free agent to compete along with Caleb Sturgis.[3] On September 5, 2015, Franks won the job, after Sturgis was released.[4]

At the end of the 2015 season, Franks had converted 81.2% of his field goals (13-of-16) and kicked 33 PATs.[5]

Franks remained the Dolphins' kicker during the 2016 season. During Week 14, Franks made his first game-winning field goal, kicking a 21-yard field goal to win the game 26-23 over the Arizona Cardinals with 1 second remaining on the clock.

In Week 16, he hit his career high field goal from 55 yards against the Buffalo Bills on December 24, 2016 to tie the game at 31-31 with 10 seconds remaining. Franks later kicked a 27-yard field goal late in overtime to win the game.[6]

On September 3, 2017, Franks was waived by the Dolphins.[7]

In October 2019, Franks was picked up by the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers in the open phase of the 2020 XFL Draft.[8] He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[9]


  1. ^ "Andrew Franks - 2014 Football". Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  2. ^ " All-time All-Americans". Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Dolphins sign Carmel kicker Andrew Franks". Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Dolphins keep Andrew Franks, cut Caleb Sturgis -". Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Andrew Franks: Career Stats at". Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Epic! Miami Dolphins beat Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime". Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  8. ^ Talbot, Damond (October 16, 2019). "XFL Draft Phase 5: The Final Rounds of the Draft, Find out who was selected". NFL Draft Diamonds. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  9. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". Retrieved July 17, 2020.

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