Tuesday, December 17, 2013
New Mexico State wide receiver Austin Franklin to enter 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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