Bubba Franks during pre-game warm-ups with the Packers during the 2007 NFL season.
|Date of birth:January 6, 1978|
|Place of birth: Riverside, California|
|Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)|
|College: Miami (Florida)|
|NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14|
|Debuted in 2000 for the Green Bay Packers|
|Last played in 2008 for the New York Jets|
|* Green Bay Packers ( 2000- 2007)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* College awards and honors|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Daniel Lamont "Bubba" Franks (born January 6, 1978) is a former American football tight end who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft.
Bubba attended Big Spring High School in Big Spring, Texas and was an all state tight end there.
Franks played collegiate football at the University of Miami, where he was known for his extraordinary one-handed receptions. He redshirted in 1996, but was very productive in the 1997, 1998 and 1999 seasons, setting the University of Miami record for most touchdowns by a tight end, with 12. He was also named to the All-Big East team twice and was named as an All-American in 1999.
Awards and honorsEdit
- Second-team All-Big East (1997)
- Sporting News Freshman All-American (1997)
- First-team All-Big East (1998–1999)
- All-American (1999)
Green Bay PackersEdit
After a promising but unspectacular rookie season, he reached the Pro Bowl his second NFL year, during which he caught nine touchdown passes. Franks went to three Pro Bowls altogether (2001, 2002, and 2003). He missed much of the 2005 season with knee and neck injuries.
On February 20, 2008, Franks was released by the Packers after an unproductive and injury plagued 2007 season in which he was demoted to second string TE behind Donald Lee.
New York JetsEdit
Has a son, Daniel II, and daughter, Sienna.