Who is Feleipe Franks?
Feleipe Franks is an American football quarterback, playing for the Florida Gators. He was born on December 22, 1997, in Crawfordville, Florida. He was born with the star sign Capricorn. Franks stands the height of 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) and weighs about 109 kg (240 lb).
Franks first enrolled in Wakulla High School in his home town, Crawfordville, Florida. He played during his high school and passed for 6867 yards and 81 touchdowns. Moreover, he was a four-star recruit, regarded by the primary recruiting services. Also, he was ranked as the fifth-highest pro-style quarterback and even 54th highest-ranked prospect in a total of the 247 Sports Composite. Later, he enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) for playing college football on June 1, 2014. However, he transformed into the University of Florida on November 29, 2015.
The Career of Feleipe Franks
Franks first put on a redshirt in his first year in the year 2016 in Florida. The next year, as a redshirt freshman, he was named as the starting quarterback heading against Michigan, into Florida’s season opener. He first beat 2016 starter Luke Del Rio and also incoming Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire. His struggle in the game was clearly visible. After the completion of 5 of 9 passes for 75 yards, Franks was in favor of Malik Zaire. This caused Gators to lose 33-17.
On September 16, 2017, Gator’s game against Tennessee, Franks completed the game throwing for 212 yards. Also, it included the game-winning 63 yards Hail Mary pass to receiver Tyrie Cleveland. Moreover, Florida won the game by26-20. The game was Frank’s first win in his career. The Gators’ season derailed after the start 3-1, as they lost the six of their final seven games, finishing with a disappointing 4-7 record. Also, they lost a school’s second season since 1979. Furthermore, Franks forwarded the team in passing with 1438 yards, eight interceptions, and nine touchdowns.
Likewise, in 2018, for once more as a redshirt sophomore, Franks was named the starting quarterback ahead in the opening game of the season. Moreover, there was a competition between the fellow redshirt sophomore Kyle Trask and true freshman Emory Jones. Furthermore, Franks threw for 5 touchdowns and 219 yards, two-touchdown, and an interception. They won against Vanderbilt on October 13. Subsequently, Franks also helped the Gators a dramatic turnover as in comparison to the 2017 season. They finished with a 10-3 record. Also, they had a victory over Michigan in the Peach Bowl and ended the season at the seventh in the final polls. Furthermore, Franks completed with 2457 passing yards, six interceptions, 24 passing touchdowns, and seven rushing touchdowns. Above all, his total touchdown tied for third in the Southeastern Conference.
Career on Baseball
The Boston Red Sox of MLB drafted Franks with the 947th overall pick on June 5, 2019. This was of the season 2019 MLB draft. Besides, Franks stated that he would continue his football career.
Franks is not married yet. Besides, he has his older brother Jordan Franks. Jordan also plays tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals.