Player Bio

Jerry Franklin
LB #53
Height:
6-1
Weight:
245
College:
Arkansas
Experience:
2
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 20 12 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 NO 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 KC 7 4 4 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 10 6 2 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 3 2 0 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in the final 3 games of the 2012 regular season for the Bears collecting 2 special teams tackles after being claimed off of Dallas’ practice squad in Week 15... Made NFL debut on December 16, 2012 versus Green Bay. CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos (4/29/12)… Waived by the Broncos (8/31/12)… Signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad (10/17/12)… Terminated from the Panthers practice squad (11/6/12)… Signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad (11/14/12)… Signed by to the active roster by the Chicago Bears (12/11/12).

PRO CAREER: Appeared in the final 3 games of the 2012 regular season for the Bears collecting 2 special teams tackles after being claimed off of Dallas’ practice squad in Week 15... Made NFL debut on December 16, 2012 versus Green Bay. CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Denver Broncos (4/29/12)… Waived by the Broncos (8/31/12)… Signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad (10/17/12)… Terminated from the Panthers practice squad (11/6/12)… Signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad (11/14/12)… Signed by to the active roster by the Chicago Bears (12/11/12).

2012 SEASON: Gathered 2 special teams stops in the final 3 contests of the season for Chicago... Made NFL debut on special teams in Week 15 vs. GB (12/16). COLLEGE: Appeared in 51 games with the Razorbacks, making 50 starts… Totaled 382 tackles at Arkansas, including 31.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks… Led Arkansas in tackles each of his four years… Recorded 5 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries… Earned second-team all-Southeastern Conference honors as a junior… Selected to the all-SEC freshman team… Majored in recreation and sport management.

PERSONAL: Was named the Class 6A offensive player-of-the-year and the 6A East back-of-the-year at Marion (AR) High School… Earned first-team all-state honors as a WR and RB… Scored via the run, the pass, a fumble return, an interception return and a kickoff return… Had 18 receptions for 463 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he ran six times for 183 yards and 3 TDs… On defense, he had 76 tackles and 6 INTs with 2 picks returned for TDs… As a junior, he was the 6A player-of-the-year and the defensive player of the year for all classifications by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette… Had 15 catches for 520 yards and 8 scores… Also recorded 67 tackles and 7 INTs with 3 returned for TDs.

Recent Articles

  • McPhee wants opponents to fear Bears

    Posted 17 hours ago

    Free-agent acquisition Pernell McPhee is determined to put some teeth back into a Bears defense that lost both its bark and its bite over the past two seasons.

  • Royal excelling early in training camp

    Posted 17 hours ago

    First-year Bears receiver Eddie Royal has picked up in training camp where he left off in offseason workouts, making impressive catches like the one he produced Friday in Bourbonnais.

  • Forte seeing benefits of speed training

    Posted 20 hours ago

    The speed training that Bears running back Matt Forte added to his workout regimen during the offseason is already paying dividends in training camp.

  • Houston thrilled to return to practice

    Posted Jul 30, 2015

    No one was more excited to be back on the practice field Thursday than Bears outside linebacker Lamarr Houston, who missed the final eight games last season with a torn ACL.

Recent Videos

  • Roundtable: Pace talks training camp

    Posted Jul 28, 2015

    General manager Ryan Pace joins Tom, Jeff and Larry on Bears Roundtable to discuss the start of training camp in part one of a three-part series.

  • Roundtable: Pace on evaluating roster

    Posted Jul 28, 2015

    General manager Ryan Pace joins Tom, Jeff and Larry on Bears Roundtable to discuss the start of training camp in part two of a three part series.

  • Roundtable: Pace talks competition

    Posted Jul 28, 2015

    General manager Ryan Pace joins Tom, Jeff and Larry on Bears Roundtable to discuss the start of training camp in part three of a three part series.

  • ITB: The whisper challenge

    Posted Jul 27, 2015

    Anthony 'Spice' Adams plays the 'Whisper Challenge' game, where fans wear noise canceling headphones and try to guess what Spice is saying.