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James
Franklin
#2 Quarterback
James
Franklin
#2 Quarterback
Height 6'2
Weight 235 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1991-07-23 (29)
Born Oklahoma City, OK
School Missouri
Status AMER
Completions 75
Attempts 111
Yards 822
Touchdowns 3

ACQUIRED:  Signed with the Riders as a free agent in February 2020

YEARS IN THE CFL: 5

 

PRO: Spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Toronto Argonauts playing in 27 games, throwing 2,836 yards on 187 passes and scoring 11 touchdowns. He added 448 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. As the primary short yardage quarterback in 2018 Franklin scored 14 rushing majors – and led the CFL in that category.  Prior to his trade to Toronto, Franklin spent three seasons in Edmonton – winning the Grey Cup with the team in 2015. Over his time with the Eskimos Franklin completed 116 passes for 1449 yards including 12 touchdowns and just one interception. He also rushed 18 times for 145 yards and an additional TD.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Led the CFL rushing majors category in 2018
  • Tied Doug Flutie’s CFL recrord for most rushing TDs by a quarterback in one season 2018
  • Named CFL Top Performer of the Week (week 20) in 2016
  • 2015 Grey Cup Champion with Edmonton

 

COLLEGE:  Franklin attended the University of Missouri for four seasons (2010-2014) playing in 42 games and throwing for 6,962 yards and 51 touchdowns. He rushed for an additional 1,729 yards and 21 touchdowns. In 2011, the Texas native was named MVP of the 2011 Independence Bowl. In 2014, he led the Tigers to a win at the Cotton Bowl.

 

PERSONAL: His father Willie was a star tight end at Oklahoma and played with the Baltimore Colts.

Seasons

Passing

YEAR TEAM GP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
2015
EDM 17 84 133 973 6 1 7.3
2016
EDM 17 19 24 334 4 0 13.9
2017
EDM 18 13 19 142 2 0 7.5
2018
TOR 18 187 286 2034 8 9 7.1
2019
TOR 9 75 111 822 3 6 7.4
Total
79 378 573 4305 23 16 7.5

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2015
EDM 17 16 140 1 8.8 33
2016
EDM 17 1 1 0 1.0 1
2017
EDM 18 1 4 0 4.0 4
2018
TOR 18 78 365 14 4.7 44
2019
TOR 9 18 83 2 4.6 12
Total
79 114 593 17 5.2 44

Game Log

Passing

DATE WEEK OPP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
06-22
2 HAM 16 26 211 0 1 8.1
07-01
3 SSK 20 28 224 1 2 8.0
08-25
11 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
09-02
12 HAM 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
09-07
13 OTT 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
09-20
15 CGY 12 16 147 1 0 9.2
09-28
16 SSK 21 30 208 1 2 6.9
10-05
17 BC 6 9 32 0 1 3.6
10-11
18 OTT 0 1 0 0 0 0.0
Total
75 111 822 3 6 5.1

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-22
2 HAM 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-01
3 SSK 4 34 0 8.5 12
08-25
11 MTL 1 8 0 8.0 8
09-02
12 HAM 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-07
13 OTT 1 1 0 1.0 1
09-20
15 CGY 3 15 0 5.0 8
09-28
16 SSK 4 14 1 3.5 7
10-05
17 BC 1 7 0 7.0 7
10-11
18 OTT 4 4 1 1.0 2
Total
18 83 2 4.9 45