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    Franklin Payne
    80 Franklin Payne
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Jackson, Tenn.

    High School:
    Univ. School of Jackson

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 195

    Position:
    WR

    Birthdate:
    02/01/1984

    Experience:
    2-2

    updated 2/06


    2005: Played in 10 games, catching seven passes for 77 yards ... Caught a career-long pass of 25 yards against San Jose State ... Had receptions in the first four games of the season ... Posted a season-high three catches for 34 yards vs. Michigan State.

    2004: Was the third leading receiver, catching 25 passes for 214 yards and one touchdown ... Made the first touchdown reception of his career, a 16-yarder, vs. UCLA ... Posted a career-best six catches for 43 yards vs. Purdue ... Tallied a career-high 53 yards on five receptions vs. Iowa ... Had three catches for 20 yards vs. Northwestern.

    2003: Caught two passes for 18 yards vs. Michigan State ... Also saw action at Michigan, at Iowa, at Indiana and vs. Northwestern.

    2002: Redshirted.

    High School: SuperPrep All-American ... Accumulated 1,100 yards receiving, scoring 10 touchdowns while adding 700 yards rushing and eight scores as a senior ... Earned 14 letters during his prep career ... Won four letters in football ... Named a Top-60 wideout by Rivals.com ... Averaged 13.1 yards per touch during his high school career ... Amassed 6,847 all-purpose yards in his career ... Rushed for 3,074 yards, caught passes for 2,551 yards, had 951 career punt-return yards and 355 kickoff return yards ... Scored 510 points in his career on 84 TDs (48 rushing, 28 receiving, 7 punt returns and 1 INT return) ... Three-time all-state selection in his career at three different positions ... Named an all-state athlete as a sophomore in 1999, an all-state wide receiver in 2000 as a junior and an all-state return specialist as a senior ... Finalist for the Mr. Football award in Tennessee ... Was named the West Tennessee Player of the Year in 2000 ... Three-time All-West Tennessee pick ... Four-time all-region pick ... Named region MVP in 2000 ... Was also a standout defensive back picking off nine passes, returning one for a touchdown ... Earned five letters in basketball averaging 16.5 points per game over his career ... Named a four-time all-district, three time all-region and two-time honorable mention all-state selection on the hardwood ... Earned five letters in baseball, finishing with a career average of .421 with 18 HR and 238 RBI ... In 89 career stolen base attempts, he was only caught twice ... Also led his baseball team to two state titles from his shortstop position ... Twice named to the state all-tournament team ... In all, led his football team to two state title game appearances in football, two state titles in baseball and the state tournament in hoops ... High school coach was Mickey Marley.

    Personal: Full given name is Franklin Vaughn Payne ... Born Feb. 1, 1984 in Jackson, Tenn. ... The son of James and Carolyn Payne ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Has one brother ... Lists having 10 receptions in the state championship game as his greatest sports memory ... Nicknamed "Deuce" after New Orleans Saints all-purpose back Deuce McAllister.

    Career Highs
    Receptions: 6 vs. Purdue, 9/25/04
    Receiving Yards: 53 vs. Iowa, 10/30/045
    Long Reception: 25 vs. San Jose State, 9/10/05
    Touchdown Receptions: 1 vs. UCLA 9/11/04
    Rushing Yards: 8 at Michigan State, 10/9/04

    Payne's Game-By-Game Offensive Statistics

    GAME/YEAR G NO YDS AVG YPG TD LG
    MICHIGAN STATE 218 09
    at Michigan 00 00
    at Iowa 00 00
    at Indiana 00 00
    NORTHWESTERN 00 00
    2003 Totals52189.03.609
    FLORIDA A&M 18 08
    UCLA 116 116
    WESTERN MICHIGAN 00 00
    PURDUE 643 09
    at Wisconsin 218 011
    at Michigan State 216 08
    MICHIGAN 220 016
    at Minnesota 216 09
    IOWA 553 017
    INDIANA 14 04
    at Northwestern 320 010
    2004 Totals11252148.619.5117
    RUTGERS 14 04
    SAN JOSE STATE 230 025
    at California 19 09
    MICHIGAN STATE 334 022
    at Iowa 00 00
    at Indiana 00 00
    PENN STATE 00 00
    at Ohio State 00 00
    at Purdue 00 00
    NORTHWESTERN 00 00
    2005 Totals1077711.07.7025
    CAREER TOTALS26343099.111.9125

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