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Bubba Franks

Bubba Franks during pre-game warm-ups with the Packers during the 2007 NFL season.
No. --     Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: January 6, 1978 (1978-01-06) (age 32)
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: University of Miami
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 1 / Pick: 14
Debuted in 2000 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions     262
Receiving Yards     2,347
Touchdowns     32
Stats at

Daniel Lamont "Bubba" Franks (born January 6, 1978 in Riverside, California) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Miami (Fla.).


Early years

Bubba attended Big Spring High School In Big Spring TX and was an all state tight end there.

College career

Bubba played high school football at Big Spring (Texas) High School. Franks played collegiate football at the University of Miami, one of the premier collegiate football programs in the nation, where he was known for making 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

Bubba will be inducted into the University of MIami Sports Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2010 this coming Spring. Go to for details.

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

After a promising but unspectacular rookie season, he reached the Pro Bowl following his second NFL year, during which he caught nine touchdown passes. Franks has been 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]


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


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