Bobby Ray Franklin


High School Career

Clarksdale High School, Clarksdale, MS (1953-1956)

• First Clarksdale High athlete to win four major sport letters as a sophomore (’53-’54)

• Co-Captain of football team, Captain of basketball team

• All America, All State, All Big Eight QB (’56)

• All Southern Team (’56)

 

College Career

Ole Miss (1956-1959)

• Most Valuable Player in Gator Bowl (’58)

• Team of the Decade, National Champions

• Most Valuable Player in Sugar Bowl (’60)

• Chicago All Star Game (’60)

 

Pro Career

• Cleveland Browns (1960-1966)

– NFL Champions (’64)

– NFL Eastern Conference Champions (’65)

– NFL Career Totals: 86 games, 13 interceptions for 187 yards, 2 TDs 1 rushing TD

• Offensive and defensive back field coach, Georgia Tech Yellowjackets (1967-1968)

• Defensive backfield & special teams coach, Dallas Cowboys (1968-192)

– Coached in 1969 & 1970 Pro Bowl

– Coached in Super Bowls V & VI. In VI Dallas defeated the Miami Dolphins 24-3 for the team’s first world championship

• Assistant coach, defensive secondary, Baltimore Colts (1972-1973)

• Scout for Seattle Seahawks (1980-1985)

• Head Coach, NWCC Rangers (1981-2005)

– 25 consecutive winning seasons

– Coached 65 JUCO All-Americans, players in the NFL, CFL, AFL

– 5th Nationally among active JUCO coaches

– 2 JUCO National Titles in 1982 and 1992

– 6 Region 23 Titles

– 6 MACJC state championships

– 12 North Division Titles

– 8 Bowl games

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame (’88)

• Northwest CC Athletic Hall of Fame (’03)

• National Jr. College AThletic Assoc. Hall of Fame (’05)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (’05)

 

Did You Know?

Bobby Ray Franklin is a member of the 1964 NFL championship Cleveland Browns team who also played in the 1965 NFL title game. Franklin also served as an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowls V & VI.





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