Elvis Franks
Date of birth: (1957-07-09) July 9, 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth: Doucette, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Morgan State
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 5/ Pick 116
 As player:
Cleveland Browns
Oakland Raiders
New York Jets
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Elvis Franks (born July 9, 1957) is a former American football defensive end who played seven years in the National Football League.


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.[1]


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.[2]

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