|Date of birth:October 13, 1985|
|Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105|
|Debuted in 2008 for the Kansas City Chiefs|
|Roster status: Free Agent|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at NFL.com|
William Franklin (born October 13, 1985) is a gridiron football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Missouri.
In his freshman season, 2004, Franklin played in 11 games and caught six passes for 174 yards. Two of his best games came against Ball State where he caught two passes for 76 yards with a touchdown and Kansas when he caught two passes for 86 yards. In 2005 he played in 12 games and finished fourth on the team with 40 catches for 413 yards and two touchdowns. He posted a career high eight receptions and 116 yards against Arkansas State in Arrowhead Stadium. Fanklin played 11 games during his junior (2006), during which he recorded 48 receptions and 829 yards and six touchdowns. His 829 yards is the seventh highest all-time in Missouri football history. He missed the final two games of the season suffering from a shoulder injury. As a senior in 2007, Franklin started all 14 games. He caught for 49 passes for 709 yards and four touchdowns. He was named honorable mention All-Big 12.
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yard split||20-yard split||20 ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6–0⅜ *||209 *||4.37 *||1.43 *||x||4.28 **||7.16 **||40½" **||10'11" **||x||11 *|
|* represents NFL Combine **represents Missouri Pro Day— "X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"|
Kansas City ChiefsEdit
Franklin was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 105th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played in 13 games during his rookie season making seven catches and 83 receiving yards. He was waived by the Chiefs on April 13, 2009.
Franklin was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on April 14, 2009. The St. Louis Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders also submitted claims. He was waived on May 15, 2009.
Franklin was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders on May 19, 2009. He was waived on August 31.
Winnipeg Blue BombersEdit
Franklin signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on March 15, 2010.
Franklin is the nephew of former NFL wide receiver Darnay Scott.
- ↑ "Chiefs sign Thomas, release Franklin". The Associated Press. April 13, 2009. http://www.examiner.net/sports/x1579127363/Chiefs-sign-Thomas-release-Franklin. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
- ↑ Marvez, Alex (April 15, 2009). "Source: Lions claim ex-Chiefs WR off waivers". Fox Sports. http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9457302/Source:-Lions-claim-ex-Chiefs-WR-off-waivers. Retrieved 2009-04-15.
- ↑ "Lions Cut WR; Sign UDFA Ryan Kees". Roar Report. May 15, 2009. http://det.scout.com/a.z?s=93&p=9&c=2&cid=865291&nid=4311807&fhn=1. Retrieved 2009-05-15.