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Zaire Franklin
LB #97
Height:
6-0
Weight:
238
Age:
21
College:
Syracuse
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
Experience:
R

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the seventh round (235th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in all 48 games during his four seasons (2014-17) at Syracuse and started the final 39 games of his career beginning with the last three games of his freshman season.
  • Became the second three-time captain in the history of Syracuse football (Robert Adams, 1894-96) and the first in the modern era.
  • First player in conference history to represent his team at the ACC Kickoff media event three years in a row (2015-17).
  • Earned All-ACC honors twice (2016-17).
  • Tallied 311 tackles, the most for a Syracuse defender since Kelvin Smith notched 325 from 2003-06.
  • Finished his career tied for ninth in program history with 31.5 tackles for loss.
  • In addition, recorded 8.5 sacks, 10 passes defended, two interceptions and five forced fumbles.
  • In 2016, teamed with Parris Bennett to become the first set of Orange teammates with more than 100 tackles in the same season since 2003.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended La Salle College High School and played football under Drew Gordon.
  • Selected to the 2013 PIAA AAAA All-State Team and to the AAAA All-Catholic League first-team.
  • Played in the 2014 Big 33 Football Classic.
  • Dual majored in finance and marketing management at Syracuse.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the seventh round (235th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in all 48 games during his four seasons (2014-17) at Syracuse and started the final 39 games of his career beginning with the last three games of his freshman season.
  • Became the second three-time captain in the history of Syracuse football (Robert Adams, 1894-96) and the first in the modern era.
  • First player in conference history to represent his team at the ACC Kickoff media event three years in a row (2015-17).
  • Earned All-ACC honors twice (2016-17).
  • Tallied 311 tackles, the most for a Syracuse defender since Kelvin Smith notched 325 from 2003-06.
  • Finished his career tied for ninth in program history with 31.5 tackles for loss.
  • In addition, recorded 8.5 sacks, 10 passes defended, two interceptions and five forced fumbles.
  • In 2016, teamed with Parris Bennett to become the first set of Orange teammates with more than 100 tackles in the same season since 2003.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended La Salle College High School and played football under Drew Gordon.
  • Selected to the 2013 PIAA AAAA All-State Team and to the AAAA All-Catholic League first-team.
  • Played in the 2014 Big 33 Football Classic.
  • Dual majored in finance and marketing management at Syracuse.
 

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