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Aubrayo Franklin
File:Aubrayo Franklin 9-7-08.jpg
Aubrayo Franklin at the September 7, 2008 game versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Assistant Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-27) August 27, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth: Johnson City, Tennessee
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 146
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2003 2006)
 As coach:
* San Francisco 49ers ( 2015)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Total tackles     253
Sacks     4.0
Forced fumbles     3
Fumble recoveries     1
Interceptions     1

Aubrayo Razyo Franklin (/əˈbr./; born August 27, 1980) is a former American football nose tackle and in 2015, he was an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

He has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years

Franklin attended Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee and was a letterman in football. In football, as a senior, he was an All-Conference and an All-State honoree and finished his senior season with 12 sacks and 180 tackles.

College career

Franklin played college football at the University of Tennessee where he recorded 70 tackles and two sacks. He majored in arts and sciences.

Professional career

2003 NFL Draft

Franklin was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (146th overall) in the 2003 NFL Draft, after being project a late sixth round pick.[1]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1⅜ in 307 lb 5.1 s 4.79 s 27 in 8 ft 4 in

Baltimore Ravens

In his rookie year, he only appeared in one game recording one tackle. In his second season with the Ravens, he contributed to the team by making six appearances and two tackles. In 2005, Franklin played in 15 games and notched up 20 tackles and his first career sack at the Denver Broncos on December 11. He also made his first career start a week later against the Green Bay Packers. In his final season with the Ravens, he played in 14 games recording 17 tackles.

San Francisco 49ers

On March 3, 2007, Aubrayo Franklin signed with the San Francisco 49ers, reuniting himself with Coach Mike Nolan, who was his defensive coordinator in Baltimore. In his first season with the team, he played in 14 games recording a career high 26 tackles.[3]

New Orleans Saints

Franklin signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on August 2, 2011. After a disappointing 2011 campaign, the Saints elected to allow Franklin to test free agency.

San Diego Chargers

On July 20, 2012, Franklin signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.

Indianapolis Colts

On March 19, 2013, Franklin signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[4]

Coaching career

San Francisco 49ers

On January 28, 2015, Franklin rejoined the 49ers to an entry-level coaching position under head coach Jim Tomsula, who was his defensive line coach from 2007-2010.[5] After just 1 season, Jim Tomsula was fired thus resulting in a large coaching overhaul that relieved Franklin of his duties.[6]


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