A valuable squad player.
2013 (Junior): Saw action against Lamar and Baylor.
2012 (Sophomore): Did not appear in any games.
2011 (Freshman): Did not appear in any games.
2010 (Redshirt): Redshirt
High School: Coached by Ricky Ray Lock at Gainesville High School ... Was All-District and team MVP in football ... Member of the Honor Society and Leadership Club ... Named Team MVP and All-District ... Also played basketball and ran track.
Personal: DeShawn Mitchell Franklin was born April 11, 1992, in Gainesville, Texas ... Son of Mitch and LeDana Franklin ... His cousin Rod Brown played at OSU, and another cousin, Carl Mims, was drafted by Washington Redskins in 1988 ... Studying physical education.