Bubba Franks facts for kids
Franks with the Green Bay Packers in 2007
January 6, 1978 |
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||Big Spring (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14|
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Daniel Lamont "Bubba" Franks (born January 6, 1978) is a former American football tight end who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft.
Bubba attended Big Spring High School in Big Spring, Texas and was an all state tight end there.
Franks played collegiate football at the University of Miami, where he was known for his extraordinary one-handed receptions. He redshirted in 1996, but was very productive in the 1997, 1998, and 1999 seasons, setting the University of Miami record for most touchdowns by a tight end, with 12. He was also named to the All-Big East team twice and was named as an All-American in 1999.
Franks waived his final year of eligibility to enter the 2000 NFL Draft and was selected in the first round, with the 14th overall selection, by the Green Bay Packers.
Awards and honors
- Second-team All-Big East (1997)
- Sporting News Freshman All-American (1997)
- First-team All-Big East (1998–1999)
- All-American (1999)
Green Bay Packers
After a promising but unspectacular rookie season, he reached the Pro Bowl his second NFL year, during which he caught nine touchdown passes. Franks went to three Pro Bowls all together (2001, 2002, and 2003). He missed much of the 2005 season with knee and neck injuries.
On February 20, 2008, Franks was released by the Packers after an unproductive and injury-plagued 2007 season in which he was demoted to second string TE behind Donald Lee.
New York Jets
On March 16, 2008, Franks agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a one-year deal. Franks was released on July 13, 2009.
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Has a wife, Raquel, son, Daniel II, and daughter, Sienna.