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

Sept. 20, 2010

Redshirt sophomore tailback 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 Sept. 13-19.

In the 31-13 win over Houston on Saturday, Franklin ran for a career-high 158 yards on 26 carries, the most by a Bruin since Chris Markey rushed for 193 against Washington in 2007. He also scored three rushing touchdowns (11, one and 12 yards), becoming the first Bruin to do so since Chane Moline did it last year at Washington State. Four of his runs gained at least 10 yards (26 was his longest), and 13 runs gained at least five yards. Franklin leads the Bruins in rushing with 291 yards (5.8 average) in three games. He is third in the Pac-10 and 33rd in the NCAA with his average of 97.0 yards per game.

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

Also nominated: Ben Hohl, M. Water Polo; David McDonald, M. Cross Country; Dicey McGraw, W. Volleyball; Evan Raynr, M. Soccer; Caitlin Schmitt, W. Cross Country.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 7:30 PM PST
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
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA