No. 25 James Franklin


Published: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:19 p.m.

Gatorsports.com counts down the Top 25 players in the Southeastern Conference.




NO. 25 JAMES FRANKLIN

Missouri junior quarterback

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 225 pounds

Why he's No. 25: Athletic dual-threat quarterback who blossomed last season in his first year as Missouri's starting quarterback. Capable of beating you with both his legs and his arm.

College career: In his first year as a starter, Franklin passed for 2,895 yards with 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Franklin also rushed for 981 yards and 15 touchdowns

Fun fact: Franklin's father, Willie Franklin, was a former standout tight end at Oklahoma who went on to a brief four-game NFL career with the Baltimore Colts.

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