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Northwest Bearcats

James Franklin


James Franklin

Running Back

HometownOlathe, Kan.
Previous SchoolNebraska-Omaha


Led Northwest in rushing in his first season with the Bearcats with 1,247 yards … Also led Northwest in scoring with 25 touchdowns, 24 of which were on the ground the third best single-season mark in school history ... earned second team All-MIAA honors and was named Don Hansen Football All-America Honorable Mention and was second team All-Region … finished the season with five games of 100 yards rushing or more including a career high 229 yards in the regular season finale vs. Emporia State … carried the ball 26 times for 146 yards and two scores in a come-from-behind overtime win in the second round of the playoffs at Midwestern State … rushed for three touchdowns in a game four times as a sophomore and is 7th on the all-time list for rushing touchdowns

2010 (UNO)

Ranked second on the team in rushing with 766 yards on 158 carrie for 69.9 yards per game ... averaged 4.8 yards per carry and scored a team-high 10 rushing touchdowns ... rushed for a career-high 134 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries vs. Northwest Missouri State ... went over the century mark three times in his freshman season and had four multi-touchdown games ... added 11 receptions for 88 yards


Olathe North High School

Played for coach Pete Flood ... rushed for a school-record 5,916 career yards, breaking now San Diego Charger Darren Sproles' record of 5,230 yards ... ran for 2,803 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior in leading his team to the large school, Class 6A state championship ... Kansas City Player of the Year and an all-state selection



Born Sept. 23, 1991 in Coffeyville, Kan. ... son of Kris and Angie Hoffman ... has a brother and a sister