Johnathan Franklin Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of Week

Sept. 4, 2012

Senior running back Johnathan Franklin (Los Angeles, CA/Dorsey HS) of the UCLA football team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Aug. 27-Sept. 3.

Franklin, this week's Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, ran 15 times for 214 yards (two yards shy of his career-high total) and tied his career high with three touchdowns in a 49-24 season-opening win at Rice. Franklin's three touchdown runs covered 74, 78 and 22 yards, and he became the first UCLA back ever to record two runs of 72 yards or longer in a game. He also became the fourth UCLA back to rush for at least 200 yards in multiple games, joining Gaston Green, Karim Abdul Jabbar and Theotis Brown. Franklin, who had 169 yards rushing at halftime, recording his 11th career 100-yard rushing game, which ties Brown for seventh on the all-time school list. With his 214 yards rushing, Franklin inched closer (2,883) to becoming the seventh UCLA back with 3,000 career yard rushing and is now just 32 yards shy of taking over seventh place on the all-time school rushing list

This is Franklin's first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of third of his career.

Also nominated: Juan Cervantes, M. Soccer; Katja Goldring, W. Cross Country; Daniel Herrera, M. Cross Country; Karsta Lowe, W. Volleyball; Danny McClintick, M. Water Polo; Rosie White, W. Soccer.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Sep 05 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
at UNLV
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, Sep 19 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - TBA PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Saturday, Oct 03 - TBA PST
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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