American Football Database
Orlando Franklin
Franklin with the Denver Broncos in 2011
No. 74     
Offensive lineman
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-12-16) December 16, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2011 2014)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     90
Games started     89

Orlando D. Franklin (born December 16, 1987) is a Jamaican-born former American football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He also played for the San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, and Washington Redskins.

High school career

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Franklin was raised in Toronto from the age of three. Franklin and his mother later moved to Florida where he played football in high school, attending Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida. At Atlantic Community High School, he was a teammate of Courtney Robinson, Jayron Hosley, and Preston Parker.[citation needed]

College career

Franklin attended the University of Miami from 2007 to 2010. He started 39 of 51 games at both offensive tackle and guard.

Professional career

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 6⅜ in 316 lb 5.11 s 1.76 s 2.93 s 28½ in 26 rep

Denver Broncos

Franklin was selected with the 14th pick in the 2nd round, 46th overall, by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft (previously traded by the Miami Dolphins in exchange for Brandon Marshall).[3]

As a rookie, Franklin started all 16 games for the Broncos. In 2012, Franklin was a starter for all 16 games of the regular season at right tackle. Franklin started 15 games in 2013. He helped the Broncos reach Super Bowl XLVIII, only to lose against the Seattle Seahawks 43–8.[4] He again started all 16 games in 2014.

San Diego Chargers

On March 10, 2015, Franklin agreed to a five-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.[5]

On May 15, 2017, Franklin was released by the Chargers, after just two years into the five-year deal.[6]

New Orleans Saints

On July 27, 2017, Franklin signed with the New Orleans Saints,[7] only to be released just five days later.[8]

Washington Redskins

On October 28, 2017, Franklin was signed by the Washington Redskins.[9] On November 4, 2017, Franklin was released by the Redskins.[10] On January 19, 2018, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins.[11] He was released on May 3, 2018.[12] Two days later, he announced his retirement, citing his health and the inability to see his family, who live in Denver, as the primary reasons.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Orlando Franklin, DS #8 OT, Miami". Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  2. "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Orlando Franklin". Retrieved April 30, 2011.
  3. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  4. "Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos - February 2nd, 2014" (in en).
  5. "Bolts Add Orlando Franklin to Beef Up Offensive Line". March 10, 2015.
  6. Henne, Ricky (May 15, 2017). "Chargers Sign Safety Tre Boston; Release Guard Orlando Franklin".
  7. Orr, Conor (July 27, 2017). "Offensive lineman Orlando Franklin signs with Saints".
  8. Jackson, Lakisha (August 1, 2017). "New Orleans Saints cut Orlando Franklin after five days".
  9. Czarda, Stephen (October 28, 2017). "Redskins Sign Arie Kouandjio And Orlando Franklin".
  10. Czarda, Stephen (November 3, 2017). "Redskins Activate Safety DeAngelo Hall".
  11. "1/19: Redskins Make Roster Move". January 19, 2018.
  12. Gantt, Darin (May 3, 2018). "Washington releases offensive lineman Orlando Franklin".
  13. Bergman, Jeremy. "Ex-Broncos OL Orlando Franklin retires after 7 seasons". Retrieved May 5, 2018.

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