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

Dec. 5, 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 Nov. 26-Dec. 2.

Franklin racked up 194 yards and ran for two touchdowns in the Pac-12 Championship Football Game against a Stanford team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation against the run entering the contest, giving up an average of just 71 yards per game. Franklin moved past Maurice Jones-Drew's school record total of 4,688 career all-purpose yards during the championship game and finished the contest with a total of 4,887. Franklin also established a new single-season rushing mark (1,700 yards) during the game, surpassing the old record held by Karim Abdul-Jabbar (1,571). It was Franklin's ninth 100-yard rushing game this season, another new school record, and gave him a total of 19 career 100-yard games, one shy of tying Gaston Green's school record total of 20.

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

Also nominated: Tabi Love, W. Volleyball; Shabazz Muhammad, M. Basketball; Josh Samuels, M. Water Polo; Anna Senko, W. Swimming & Diving; Markel Walker, W. Basketball.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 35 - 56
Thursday, Oct 22
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
W, 40 - 24
Saturday, Oct 31
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
W, 35 - 31
Saturday, Nov 07
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 41 - 0
Saturday, Nov 14
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
L, 27 - 31
Saturday, Nov 21
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 17 - 9
Saturday, Nov 28
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 21 - 40