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.

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