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The Mayor Comes To Town.

Johnathan Franklin is UCLA's single-season and all-time rushing leader on top of being one of the best Bruins to ever lace 'em up. After his excellent debut with the Packers a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to add his John Hancock to my PC.For less than half a blaster I landed my first Franklin auto, and it's on-card to boot. He inscribed his number 23, which helps to...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Franklin Found Jesus Through Janitor

The Packers add another standout running back in UCLA's remarkable Johnathan Franklin by trading back into the fourth round. Here is our story on Franklin from before the draft.
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Baylor's defense comes up big in Holiday Bowl win over UCLA

Baylor's defense played its best game of the season when they held then number one ranked Kansas State to 362 yards and 24 points in the Bears 52-24 upset of the Wildcats. Thursday night's performance by the Bears' defense against UCLA might not top beating the number one team in the country, but it wasn't far behind. Baylor took advantage of the Bruins losing two...
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Franklin reflects on time in Westwood

Johnathan Franklin came to UCLA in 2008 as part of a class that featured a crowded backfield. Franklin wasnt even listed as a back of any sort running, tail or otherwise. The Dorsey High product came to UCLA as a safety. In five seasons as a Bruin, Franklin went from an undersized, speedy scatback to a polished and dominant tailback that now holds the schools all-time rushing and...
Via Fox Sports West
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin throat slashes crowd after TD against USC

Johnathan Franklin had a huge day (28 carries, 160 yards and 2 touchdowns) as the UCLA Bruins beat USC in the battle of LA. After scoring the final touchdown for UCLA, Franklin, rightfully so, was given an excessive celebration for his throat slash gesture.
Via Diehardsport
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Franklin becomes UCLA's career rushing leader

Tailback Johnathan Franklin became UCLA's career rushing leader Saturday night in the first quarter of the 25th-ranked Bruins' Pac-12 game against No. 24 Arizona. Franklin, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior from Los Angeles, entered needing 21 yards to overtake Gaston Green, who gained 3,731 yards from 1984-87. Franklin moved into the top spot on the school's rushing list...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Hundley, Franklin lead UCLA past Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Brett Hundley, Johnathan Franklin and the rest of the UCLA Bruins bounced back from a tough defeat, beating Colorado 42-14 Saturday night in their first trip to Boulder since 2003. Hundley threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two scores as the Bruins (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) improved to 30-10-2 in the weeks following a loss that dropped them from...
Via Fox Sports West
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Q & A with UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin

One of the biggest surprises of the college football season so far has been the play of UCLA senior running back Johnathan Franklin. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder leads the nation in rushing with 431 yards in his first two games. That includes a career-high 217 yards in a 36-30 win over a ranked Nebraska team on Saturday. The speedy Franklin is [...]
Via Heisman Pundit
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Day One Stock Watch: Utah’s John White, UCLA’s Franklin Rising

Games are in progress as this page was created. Players/teams will be added throughout the night. STOCK RISING: UCLA”s Johnathan Franklin STATS: 15 carries, 214 yards, 3 TDs; 1 catch, 4 yards Who saw this coming? Franklin went nuts on Rice, ripping apart the Owls defense on his way to a video game stat line. UCLA’s entire offense looked improved.   Utah...
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Franklin explodes in UCLA's opener

Johnathan Franklin rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns as UCLA racked up 348 yards on the ground en route to a 49-24 win over Rice on Thursday night. Brett Hundley, a redshirt freshman, was 21 of 28 for 202 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown. Franklin just missed his career high of 216 yards rushing set in 2010 against Washington State. He became...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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