EP 35 – All-Time Leading UCLA Rusher, Running Back Johnathan Franklin
Bleav in LA Football
The Coach and The Don are joined by an LA Football legend, all-time UCLA leading rusher, Johnathan Franklin. JF talks about his time at UCLA, his time in the NFL, what to expect from the current UCLA team, and what he is up to now. Then, The Coach and Don breakdown USC quarterback JT Daniels … Continued
Johnathan Franklin '12 is a Los Angeles native heading into his 4th season in Community Affairs and Engagement for the Los Angeles Rams. Franklin describes his role as using the power of football as a platform to develop youth into the future leaders of society and reassuring that all members of the community can rise to prosperity while providing hope where it doesn’t exist and maintaining it where it does. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Rams, Franklin worked at the University of Notre Dame in Student Welfare and Development. Franklin’s role consisted of working directly with all 26 athletic teams developing and sustaining relationships to create community service opportunities for individual student-athletes and entire athletic teams. Johnathan also had a short stint in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers and spent time serving in a rotational program after retirement. Franklin also had a standout athletic career at UCLA – he still leads the Bruins in all-purpose and career rushing yards, along with having the 7th most career rushing yards in PAC 12 history. Bruin Success is hosted by Katie Russo, produced by Christian Chavez '13 and made possible by UCLA Alumni.
Johnathan Franklin, Running Back, Green Bay Packers
It's been said that there's no testimony without a test. For NFL Player, Johnathan Franklin, that test was an unforgiving and brutal reality check that one play can destroy an athlete's career at any moment's notice. Listen to accomplished RB, Johnathan Franklin's testimony about the after-math of learning that no doctor would ever clear him to play again after a spinal contusion suffered in a game against the Minnesota Vikings his rookie year in the NFL. By all accounts, Johnathan appeared on the outside to be handling the situation in stride, pushing forward to new pursuits. Internally, what no one knew, was that his identity, his confidence - had been shattered with the loss of the dream he had worked his whole life to achieve. Johnathan opens up about his inward brokenness and confusion, despite the facade he displayed. In this interview, you'll be inspired to hear Johnathan's personal transformation as he learned to release the pain, accept it, and embrace a higher purpose behind it. Johnathan's deep faith helped him emerge from the ashes and find his worth in something more secure than his ability to compete on the football field. Now working with the LA Rams in Community Affairs and Engagement and as a selective game analyst for CBS-aired Rams games, Johnathan has turned his passion for football into a new career path and is living out bigger dreams in ways he never dreamt. A don't-miss interview that will leave you inspired to keep dreaming and reinventing yourself no matter what obstacles you encounter.
In Episode 44 of 32 King's Rd. the Ambassadors welcome UCLA all time leading rusher and former Green Bay Packer Johnathan Franklin in studio to discuss his football love story and all things NFL, including the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl 52.
ProSportsExtra Podcast With Former NFL Player Johnathan Franklin
PRO SPORTS EXTRA
On today’s show Trevor had the opportunity to interview and chat with former Green Bay Packer, Johnathan Franklin. Franklin was considered the second best back in college football during his last season as a member of the UCLA Bruins. Franklin was drafted by the Packers and during his rookie season suffered a career ending injury. He currently works for the LA Rams.