Talented prospect who looks to contribute at cornerback after seeing his 2006 season cut short due to an injury ... Begins spring camp listed at No. 3 on the depth chart at one cornerback position.
Missed the season due to a broken ankle suffered early in fall camp ... Prior to the injury, had been drawing good reviews, and was likely to be a contributor on the season, after beginning fall camp listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at one cornerback position ... Changed his jersey number back to 9 after donning 13 the previous season.
Saw action in reserve mode in each of MU's first 2 games of the year, but did not play after that ... Changed his jersey number to 13 during the spring after wearing 9 the previous year.
Redshirt season ... Had a hand injury that kept him out of contact for most of the season as he rehabbed.
Speedy three-sport standout who was an accomplished wide receiver playing for Marietta High School in his hometown of Marietta, Okla. ... Was not listed originally on MU's 2004 class, as he was a late addition to the Tiger signing class who came aboard after the Feb. 4th national letter of intent signing day ... Was a triple threat on the gridiron, as he starred as a receiver, defensive back and kick returner ... Named all-state at receiver as a senior, after catching 43 passes for 972 yards and 11 TDs in 2003, in addition to racking up 876 yards rushing and 8 TDs ... Also ran back three kicks for scores on the season (2 punt returns and 1 kickoff return) ... Was the 2nd-leading receiver as a junior in the state of Oklahoma, with 1,417 yards receiving on 83 catches ... Scored 14 total TDs as a junior (7 receiving, 5 punt returns, 2 kickoff returns), and also excelled in the secondary, as he grabbed 7 interceptions ... Was a track standout who finished as runner-up at 100 meters as a senior in the state championships, and also ran on school's 4x100-meter relay team that finished 3rd in the state in 2004 and 5th in 2003 ... Was also an accomplished basketball player who was an all-conference selection ... High school coach - Glennie Ring.
Son of Ima Jean Franklin ... Has seven siblings, including four brothers and three sisters ... Nicknamed "Choo-Choo" by his mother because of his furious gum-chewing as a child ... Chose Mizzou over Tulsa and New Mexico, among others ... Intends to major in physical therapy at MU, possibly to get into sports medicine.
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