Franklin in 2011
|No. 74 Los Angeles Chargers|
|Date of birth:||December 16, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||315 lb (143 kg)|
|High school:||Delray Beach (FL) Atlantic Com.|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Orlando D. Franklin (born December 16, 1987) 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
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.
Franklin attended the University of Miami from 2007 to 2010. He started 39 of 51 games at both offensive tackle and guard.
|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.|
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
- "Orlando Franklin, DS #8 OT, Miami". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
- "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Orlando Franklin". nfl.com. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
- "Bolts Add Orlando Franklin to Beef Up Offensive Line". SanDiegoChargers.com. March 10, 2015.