Orlando Franklin

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Orlando Franklin
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Franklin with the Denver Broncos in 2011
No. 74
Position: Offensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1987-12-16) December 16, 1987 (age 30)
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
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 90
Games started: 89
Player stats at NFL.com

Orlando D. Franklin (born December 16, 1987) is a Jamaican-born former American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He also played for the San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, and Washington Redskins.

High school career[edit]

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Franklin was raised in Toronto from the age of three. Franklin and his mother later moved to Florida where he played football in high school, attending Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida. At Atlantic Community High School, he was a teammate of Courtney Robinson, Jayron Hosley, and Preston Parker.[citation needed]

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-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 6 38 in
(1.99 m)
316 lb
(143 kg)
35 in
(0.89 m)
11 18 in
(0.28 m)
5.11 s 1.76 s 2.93 s 28 12 in
(0.72 m)
26 reps
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[1][1][2]

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.[3] He again started all 16 games in 2014.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

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

On May 15, 2017, Franklin was released by the Chargers, after just two years into the five-year deal.[5]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On July 27, 2017, Franklin signed with the New Orleans Saints,[6] only to be released just five days later.[7]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On October 28, 2017, Franklin was signed by the Washington Redskins.[8] On November 4, 2017, Franklin was released by the Redskins.[9] On January 19, 2018, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins.[10] He was released on May 3, 2018.[11] Two days later, he announced his retirement, citing his health and the inability to see his family, who live in Denver, as the primary reasons.[12]


  1. ^ a b "Orlando Franklin, DS #8 OT, Miami". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  2. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Orlando Franklin". nfl.com. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos - February 2nd, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Bolts Add Orlando Franklin to Beef Up Offensive Line". Chargers.com. March 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ Henne, Ricky (May 15, 2017). "Chargers Sign Safety Tre Boston; Release Guard Orlando Franklin". Chargers.com. 
  6. ^ Orr, Conor (July 27, 2017). "Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin signs with Saints". NFL.com. 
  7. ^ Jackson, Lakisha (August 1, 2017). "New Orleans Saints cut Orlando Franklin after five days". NFL.com. 
  8. ^ Czarda, Stephen (October 28, 2017). "Redskins Sign Arie Kouandjio And Orlando Franklin". Redskins.com. 
  9. ^ Czarda, Stephen (November 3, 2017). "Redskins Activate Safety DeAngelo Hall". Redskins.com. 
  10. ^ "1/19: Redskins Make Roster Move". Redskins.com. January 19, 2018. 
  11. ^ Gantt, Darin (May 3, 2018). "Washington releases offensive lineman Orlando Franklin". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. 
  12. ^ Bergman, Jeremy. "Ex-Broncos OL Orlando Franklin retires after 7 seasons". NFL.com. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 

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