Orlando Franklin

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Orlando Franklin
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Franklin in 2011
No. 74 Los Angeles Chargers
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-16) December 16, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Delray Beach (FL) Atlantic Com.
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Games played: 89
Games started: 89
Player stats at NFL.com

Orlando D. Franklin (born December 16, 1987)[1] is a Jamaican-born Canadian professional football guard for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

High school career[edit]

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Franklin was raised in Toronto from the age of three. When he got into trouble as a teenager, his mother moved with him to Florida to play football as a high school junior, attending Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida. At the school, he was a teammate of Courtney Robinson, Jayron Hosley, and Preston Parker.

College career[edit]

Franklin attended the University of Miami from 2007 to 2010. He started 39 of 51 games at both offensive tackle and guard.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6⅜ in 316 lb 35 in 11⅛ in 5.11 s 1.76 s 2.93 s 28½ in 26 reps
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[2][2][3]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Franklin was selected with the 14th pick in the 2nd round, 46th overall, by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft.

As a rookie, Franklin started all 16 games for the Broncos. In 2012, Franklin was a starter for all 16 games of the regular season at right tackle. Franklin started 15 games in 2013. He helped the Broncos reach Super Bowl XLVIII, only to lose against the Seattle Seahawks 43-8. He again started all 16 games in 2014.

San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Franklin agreed to a five-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.[4]


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