|Date of birth:||July 9, 1957|
|Place of birth:||Doucette, Texas|
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 5/ Pick 116|
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Franks was born on July 9, 1957 in Doucette, Texas, he attended Kirby highschool in Woodville, NY and college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a full athletic scholarship for track and field, but after being approached by a football coach, he began to play for the football team.
In 1986, while he was a member of the Los Angeles Raiders, Franks was arrested in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, on a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. According to the F.B.I. Franks allegedly attempted to sell the drug to an undercover agent.
- ↑ "Elvis Franks - Biography". ArmchairGM. http://www.armchairgm.com/Elvis_Franks. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
- ↑ "Raider End Arrested". New York Times. 1987-07-22. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/organizations/f/federal_bureau_of_investigation/index.html?query=FRANKS,%20ELVIS&field=per&match=exact. Retrieved 2008-06-13.