Football


Franklin Payne
Franklin Payne
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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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