|Date of birth:February 23, 1985|
|Place of birth: Kentwood, Louisiana|
|College: McNeese St.|
|Undrafted in 2008|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Louisiana Swashbucklers (2008)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Kickoff return yards||1,368|
|Kickoff return TDs||1|
|Stats at ArenaFan.com|
Carlese Franklin (born February 23, 1985) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. Franklin played college football at McNeese State University. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2008.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Born the son of Alfred and Veronica Stewart, Carlese attended Kentwood High School in Kentwood, Louisiana. Played both quarterback and defensive back, where he named All-State and All-District. He passed for 1,500 yards and 14 touchdowns, and rushed for 978 yards with a 10.5 rushing average as senior to lead his team to the state championship game. Passed for over 3,000 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for over 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns in his prep career. Also a track & field standout (javelin and high jump) and helped team to two state titles. All-State in basketball as a guard.
College career[edit | edit source]
Franklin continued his athletic and academic career at McNeese State University, where he majored in Psychology and lettered all four seasons for the Cowboys, winning three Southland Conference Championships. Was named All-Southland Conference all four seasons, garnering First Team honors as a junior and senior as a wide receiver also named First Team All- Louisiana senior season. Had a total of 111 receptions for 1,696 yards (15.3 yards/catch) and 10 touchdowns for his collegiate career. Best season came as a senior with 50 receptions for 823 yards. He was also a member of track and field team as well that qualified for NCAA Regionals in 2005. Among the Southland Conference’s best in the javelin, placing in the Top-10 as a senior in the event.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Kansas City Chiefs[edit | edit source]
Louisiana Swashbucklers[edit | edit source]
Tulsa Talons[edit | edit source]
New Orleans VooDoo[edit | edit source]
Cleveland Gladiators[edit | edit source]
Orlando Predators[edit | edit source]
On January 24, 2014, Franklin was traded to the Orlando Predators in exchange for future considerations.
Return to VooDoo[edit | edit source]
On March 26, 2014, Franklin was assigned to the VooDoo. He was placed on reassignment on December 11, 2014. Franklin remained with the VooDoo during the 2015 season.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Talons Receiver Carlese Franklin, learning from Veterans". http://www.tulsaworld.com/sportsextra/article.aspx?subjectid=407&articleid=20100807_223_B1_Tlneev298801/.
- "Former Cowboy Carlese Franking headed to NO VooDoo". http://www.mcneesesports.com/news/2011/2/9/20097.aspx/.
- Brandon Rizzuto (May 15, 2012). "VooDoo Add DB Leslie Majors; Trade WR Carlese Franklin To Gladiators". www.sportsnola.com. LeSEA. http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/voodoo/584927-voodoo-add-db-leslie-majors-trade-wr-carlese-franklin-to-gladiators.html. Retrieved January 8, 2013.[dead link]
- Gary Estwick (April 17, 2015). "Carlese Franklin displays all-around ability for VooDoo". www.theadvocate.com. Capital City Press LLC. http://theadvocate.com/sports/generalsports/12119838-123/carlese-franklin-displays-all-around-ability. Retrieved April 17, 2015.