This has absolutely nothing to do with the Green Bay Packers, but in anticipation of the preseason game this evening, I thought it would be nice to share in some laughter. Our fearless leader, “Jersey” Al, and some of our regular readers are also fans of European football (i.e., soccer), so this one goes out to them, as well. Enjoy!
In this episode, we get a peek into Johnathan Franklin’s connection with family, past and present. This video features a quick cameo by Datone Jones, the day after he was picked in the first round by the Packers.
This is the third in a series of videos being produced by the UCLA film department about Packers draft pick Johnathan Franklin. (you can find part one here and part two here) In this episode, we learn about Johnathan’s character and leadership abilities.
You’ll hear a lot of commentary from UCLA coach Jim Mora, who among other things, says, “Datone and Johnathan are just amazing examples of what you can accomplish if you really work hard and have the great attitude that they have.”
This is the second in a series of videos being produced by the UCLA film department about Packers draft pick Johnathan Franklin. (you can find part one here) In this episode, we learn about what drives Johnathan Franklin to succeed and some struggles he’s had to overcome.
You’ll hear from UCLA coach Jim Mora, Johnathan’s mom and of course, Franklin himself.
Selected by the Packers in the fourth round of last April’s draft, UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin is the subject of a UCLA video series that will document his transition from college player to professional athlete with the Green Bay Packers. Below is the first installment, Page One.
Franklin also happens to be our special guest on this week’s All Packers Talk Live show. Tune in Thursday night, 8:30PM Central, to hear Jason, Marques and Kris break down the latest Packers news and speak with Johnathan on a variety of topics.
One-year starter who caught 45 passes for 598 yards and eight touchdowns as a sixth-year senior … Redshirted as a true freshman at Nevada, before sitting out his redshirt freshman season with an injury … Played in every game in 2010 behind current Denver Broncos backup tight end Virgil Green … Started the 2011 season opener before suffering a broken leg which ended his season … Received a medical redshirt for the 2012 season … Wasn’t invited to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine after being one of eight semifinalists for the Mackey Award in 2012.
What they’re saying about him:
CBSSports.com: “Excellent size/strength combo for the position. At 6-7 and 255 pounds, he is a large target, shows natural receiving skills and the ability to watch the ball into his hands. shows his athleticism once he gets going, accelerating in-and-out of his breaks and creating some separation from linebackers or safeties.”
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Big. Excellent blocker.
Not a “burner” but smooth in and out of his breaks. He’s a former basketball player, and he plays like it.