Bubba Franks

Daniel Lamont "Bubba" Franks (born January 6, 1978) is a former American football tight end who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Bubba Franks
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Bubba Franks during pre-game warm-ups with the Packers during the 2007 NFL season.
No. 88
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born:January 6, 1978 (age 41)
Riverside, California
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Big Spring (TX)
College:Miami (Florida)
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:2,347
Receiving touchdowns:32
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Bubba attended Big Spring High School in Big Spring, Texas and was an all state tight end there.

College career

Franks played collegiate football at the University of Miami, where he was known for his extraordinary one-handed receptions. He redshirted in 1996, but was very productive in the 1997, 1998, and 1999 seasons, setting the University of Miami record for most touchdowns by a tight end, with 12. He was also named to the All-Big East team twice and was named as an All-American in 1999.[1]

Franks waived his final year of eligibility to enter the 2000 NFL Draft and was selected in the first round, with the 14th overall selection, by the Green Bay Packers.

Awards and honors

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

After a promising but unspectacular rookie season, he reached the Pro Bowl his second NFL year, during which he caught nine touchdown passes. Franks went to three Pro Bowls altogether (2001, 2002, and 2003). He missed much of the 2005 season with knee and neck injuries.

On February 20, 2008, Franks was released by the Packers after an unproductive and injury-plagued 2007 season in which he was demoted to second string TE behind Donald Lee.

New York Jets

On March 16, 2008, Franks agreed to terms with the New York Jets on a one-year deal. Franks was released on July 13, 2009.[2]

NFL statistics

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2000 GB 16 34 363 10.7 27 1 16 1 0
2001 GB 16 36 322 8.9 31 9 22 0 0
2002 GB 16 54 442 8.2 20 7 28 0 0
2003 GB 16 30 241 8.0 24 4 13 0 0
2004 GB 16 34 361 10.6 29 7 20 0 0
2005 GB 10 25 207 8.3 24 1 12 0 0
2006 GB 16 25 232 9.3 19 0 13 2 1
2007 GB 8 18 132 7.3 24 3 7 0 0
2008 NYJ 8 6 47 7.8 25 0 2 0 0
Career 122 262 2,347 9.0 31 32 133 3 1



Has a wife, Raquel, son, Daniel II, and daughter, Sienna.


  1. ^ "1999 College Football Awards - Brief Article". Findarticles.com. Retrieved February 14, 2014.
  2. ^ "TE Bubba Franks Is Released". New York Jets Official Website. July 13, 2009. Archived from the original on July 17, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "Bubba Franks Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved April 28, 2014.

External links

1999 College Football All-America Team

The 1999 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly, Football News, and CNNSI.com.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, FN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.

2000 Green Bay Packers season

The 2000 Green Bay Packers season was their 82nd season overall and their 80th in the National Football League. It was the first season for which Mike Sherman was the head coach of the team. Sherman was the thirteenth head coach in franchise history. The Packers finished 9–7, failing to qualify for the playoffs. The Packers total offense ranked 15th in the league, and their total defense ranked 15th in the league.

2002 Green Bay Packers season

The 2002 Green Bay Packers season was their 84th season overall and their 82nd in the National Football League.

The Packers achieved a 12–4 record in the regular season, before losing in the 2003 NFL Wild Card playoffs round to Michael Vick's Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field. This marked the first time in NFL history that the Packers had lost at home in the playoffs.

2002 Pro Bowl

The 2002 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2001 season. The game was played on February 9, 2002, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final score was AFC 38, NFC 30. Rich Gannon of the Oakland Raiders was the game's MVP.

2003 Chicago Bears season

The 2003 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 84th season in the National Football League. The team improved to a 7–9 over its 4–12 record from 2002,under head coach Dick Jauron. The team was once again in a quarterbacking carousel with quarterbacks Kordell Stewart, Chris Chandler, and rookie Rex Grossman. In the end, head coach Dick Jauron was fired after the conclusion of the season.

2003 Green Bay Packers season

The 2003 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 85th season overall and their 83rd in the National Football League.

This season finished with an overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the 2004 playoffs, after the Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round in overtime off an interception return for a touchdown by Al Harris.

The season may be most notable for Brett Favre's Monday night performance against the Oakland Raiders the night after his father had died.

The Packers won the division on the last play of the season. Needing a win and a Minnesota Vikings loss to clinch the division, the Packers routed the Denver Broncos 31-3, while the Vikings lost 18-17 on a last second touchdown by the 3-12 Arizona Cardinals.

2003 Pro Bowl

The 2003 Pro Bowl was the NFL's all-star game for the 2002 season. The game was played on February 2, 2003, at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final Score was AFC 45, NFC 23. Ricky Williams of the Miami Dolphins was the game's MVP.

2004 Green Bay Packers season

The 2004 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 86th season overall and their 84th in the National Football League.

The season started with the Packers on a losing streak of four of their first five games, then winning their next six games, and finally ending in a Wild Card playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. They finished with an overall record of 10–6. This was the second time the Packers had lost a playoff game at Lambeau.

Big Spring, Texas

Big Spring is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Texas, United States, at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 87 and Interstate 20. With a population of 27,282 as of the 2010 census, it is the largest city between Midland to the west, Abilene to the east, Lubbock to the north, and San Angelo to the south. Big Spring was established as the county seat of Howard County in 1882; it is the largest community in the county.

The city got its name from the single, large spring that issued into a small gorge between the base of Scenic Mountain and a neighboring hill in the southwestern part of the city limits. Although the name is sometimes still mistakenly pluralized, it is officially singular. "To the native or established residents who may wince at the plural in Big Spring, it should be explained that until about 1916, when for some unexplained reason the name dropped the final 's', the official name of the town was indeed Big Springs."

Big Spring High School

Big Spring High School is a public high school located in Big Spring, Texas and classified as a 4A Division I school by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). It is part of the Big Spring Independent School District located in north central Howard County. The high school building was dedicated on March 23, 1952. The dedication address was given by J.W. Edgar, State Commissioner of Education. This was the first new high school built in 35 years, and the third in the districts history. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.

Daniel Franks

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David Martin (American football)

David Earl Martin (born March 13, 1979) is a former American football tight end and is currently the tight ends coach at Maryville College. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

He also played for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.

Donald Lee (American football)

Donald Tywon Lee (born August 31, 1980) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft and spent two seasons with the team. He also played for the Green Bay Packers from 2005 to 2010 and the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011 to 2012. With Green Bay, he won Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Franks (surname)

Franks is also, an Anglo-American surname, derived from the given name Frank and originally came from England and Germany.

The name was in the early records, of the Virginia Colony, starting in the 1660s. The Jewish surname, Franks has also, been found as early, as the 17th century, in New York City.

People with the surname include:

Abigail Franks (c. 1696–1756), Colonial-era New York City Jewish woman and letter writer

Arthur Temple "Dick" Franks (1920 - 2008), Head of the Secret Intelligence Service (1979-1982)

Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826 - 1897), English antiquarian

Bobby Franks (1909 - 1924), murder victim

Daniel "Bubba" Franks (born 1978), American footballer

Carl Franks (born 1960), American college football coach

Cecil Franks (born 1935), former English Member of Parliament

David Franks (loyalist) (1720 - 1794), prominent Loyalist in the American Revolution

David Franks (aide-de-camp) (David Salisbury Franks) (1740 - 1793), aide-de-camp of Benedict Arnold

Herman Franks (1914 - 2009), American Major League baseball player and coach

Hermina Franks (1914-2010), American baseball player

Jimmy Franks (born 1972), real name of musician Jimmy Pop

Jordan Franks (born 1996), American football player

Lynne Franks (born 1948), English public relations consultant

Michael Franks (musician) (born 1944), US-American jazz singer/songwriter

Michael Franks (athlete) (born 1963), US-American sprinter

Mike Franks (tennis) (born 1936), American tennis player

Oliver Shewell Franks (1905 - 1992), English philosopher

Paul Franks (born 1979), English cricketer

Philip Franks (born 1956), British actor

Robert Douglas Franks (1951-2010), American Republican politician

Stephen Franks (born 1950), New Zealand lawyer

Tanya Franks (born 1967), American actress

Tillman Franks (1920 - 2006), American bassist and songwriter

Tim Franks (born 1968), BBC journalist

Tommy Franks (born 1945), U.S. general

Trent Franks (born 1957), former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives

Wilbur R. Franks (1901 - 1986), Canadian scientist

William Sadler Franks (1851 - 1935), British astronomer

List of Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl selections

The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. They are currently members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and are the third-oldest franchise in the NFL. The team has had representatives to the Pro Bowl every year since 1950 except for nine seasons. Below is a list of the Pro Bowl selections for each season.

List of Green Bay Packers first-round draft picks

The Green Bay Packers joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1921, two years after their original founding by Curly Lambeau. They participated in the first ever NFL draft in 1936 and selected Russ Letlow, a guard from the University of San Francisco. The team's most recent first round selection was Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Packers have selected the number one overall pick in the draft twice, choosing future Hall of Fame halfback Paul Hornung in 1957 and quarterback Randy Duncan in 1959. They have also selected the second overall pick three times and the third overall pick once. The team's eight selections from the University of Minnesota are the most chosen by the Packers from one university.

Every year during April, each NFL franchise seeks to add new players to its roster through a collegiate draft officially known as "the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting" but more commonly known as the NFL Draft. Teams are ranked in inverse order based on the previous season's record, with the worst record picking first, and the second worst picking second and so on. The two exceptions to this order are made for teams that appeared in the previous Super Bowl; the Super Bowl champion always picks 32nd, and the Super Bowl loser always picks 31st. Playoff teams will not pick before a non playoff team when determining the initial draft order. So a division winner with a losing record would have a lower pick after a 10-6 team that didn't make the playoffs. Teams have the option of trading away their picks to other teams for different picks, players, cash, or a combination thereof. Thus, it is not uncommon for a team's actual draft pick to differ from their assigned draft pick, or for a team to have extra or no draft picks in any round due to these trades.

List of Green Bay Packers players

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