Awards and Honors:
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (S08) ... 2010 Ray Scott Award recipient.
Led team with 54 receptions for 530 yards and three touchdowns ... the 54 catches ranks tied for ninth in Iowa State history ... finished career with 87 catches for 980 yards and five touchdowns ... ranked eighth nationally among active collegiate tight ends with 87 career receptions ... Ray Scott Award recipient which is given to Iowa State's outstanding offensive player ... had a career-high 11 catches for 118 yards at Colorado ... made six receptions vs. Kansas State ... equalled that with six catches for 68 yards and a great catch on a 27-yard TD pass from Austen Arnaud in the corner of the endzone for a TD against Texas Tech ... for his efforts against the Red Raiders he was named the Mackey Award national tight end of the week ... had six receptions at Oklahoma ... made five receptions for 75 yards in season opener vs. Northern Illinois ... had three catches for 23 yards at Iowa.
Was hindered by illness early in the season ... had seven receptions for 65 yards in the season’s first eight games ... came back to finish with 11 receptions for 127 yards in the last four games of the 2009 campaign ... had three catches for 31 yards in Insight Bowl win over Minnesota ... made four receptions against Oklahoma State ... started first two games of the season.
Made 15 catches for 258 yards and two touchdowns ... caught four passes for 27 yards and a TD vs. Texas A&M ... had two receptions for a 76 yards at Colorado.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
College of the Canyons:
Tall target tallied six receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns in 2006 ... coached by Chuck Lyon.
Played defensive tackle and tight end ... recorded four sacks as a senior ... had 14 receptions for 212 yards and four touchdowns ... coached by Todd Borowski.
Born July 20, 1988 ... son of Elise and Charles Franklin ... majoring in communications studies.