Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Mexico State wide receiver Austin Franklin to enter NFL Draft

New Mexico State Aggie wide receiver Austin Franklin will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

Franklin has led the Aggies in receiving the past two years.

Last year, despite missing the first four games of the season due to academic ineligibility, the 6-foot, 194-pound junior led the team with 52 catches for 670 yards and seven touchdowns. He added 14 rushes for 76 yards and even completed three passes on the year.

The 2011 season saw Franklin catch 74 passes for 1,245 yards and nine touchdowns.

“It’s something he had talked about all year,” said Franklin’s father, Ken. “He told me, ‘dad, I think I’m ready.’ I told him that it’s his decision. I told him ‘I’ll support you on it. I’ll back you up 100 percent.’”

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Anonymous said...

I really do not agree with this decision. He should have stayed so scouts won't look at his academics as a big issue. Best of luck though!

Anonymous said...

That's too bad, he would have been ALL- Sun Belt next year and would have really helped us.

He struggled with academics before and I have a feeling he was still struggling in class, hence, the decision.

Without that degree, he will need all the luck he can get. Best of luck to him!!!


Anonymous said...

Maybe he's not doing well in class again and would have been a wasted year. Bad for NMSU as a whole...if drafted, it might be good for him.
Anyways, good luck to Austin.