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Perhaps the best RB in the 2013 NFL Draft, Johnathan Franklin now stands alone in the annals of UCLA history, as it’s all-time leading rusher with 4.403 yards (including an astounding 1,734 as a senior) and finished 2012 as a Doak Walker Award finalist (Nation’s best RB). Franklin was invited to Mobile, AL for the prestigious Senior Bowl where he continued to impress with his all-around skills, and even scored a touchdown in the game. Franklin may solidify himself as a 1st round pick and the top RB in the draft with a solid Combine performance. I recently had the opportunity to interview him for NFL Draft Zone.
Shaun DePasquale: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me today Johnathan. Can you tell me where you’re training for the NFL Draft?
Johnathan Franklin: API in Carson at the Home Depot Center
SD: What do you feel are your strengths and weaknesses (things you may need to work on)?
JF: leadership and work ethic are my strengths in my opinion. I am my biggest critic so a...
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#23 Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
HGT: 5-10 WGT: 201
2012 saw Johnathan Franklin bounce back from a 2011 season in which he failed to break the 1,000 yard rushing mark (976 yards). Franklin completed his senior season with 1,734 yards on 282 carries, while reaching the endzone 13 times, all career highs. Franklin also hauled in 33 passes for 323 yards and 2 touchdowns, also career...
UCLA got a recruiting bonus Wednesday.
Running back Malcolm Jones, who left UCLA last fall, will return to the Bruins program as a walk-on, head coach Jim Mora said.
Jones was a high-profile recruit out of Westlake Village Oaks Christian, where he was named the national Gatorade player of the year as a senior. But Jones career meandered his first three years at UCLA.
For those who follow college football (like we know all of you do), it’s no secret that this past season UCLA had quite a bit of success under a first-year, former NFL head coach in Jim Mora. Ironically however, had the sands of time shaken out a little differently, Mora might’ve never gotten the UCLA job at all last winter, and instead the Bruins might be led by a current NFL...
Doak Walker finalist and a top NCAA rusher in 2012, Johnathan Franklin has made a name for himself beyond UCLA. Franklin has three 200+ yard games in his career and is the all-time leading rusher in UCLA history, as well as the most all-purpose yards in a season for UCLA.
Once more, we seek knowledge on Franklin from Greg Burcham of Bruins Nation, a UCLA centered community on the...
Defensive end Kylie Fitts, the nation's No. 8 defensive end, made the trip to his high school on Tuesday night to announce his commitment to the UCLA Bruins.