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8  Jacoby Franks
Jacoby Franks


Orange, Texas

High School:
West Orange-Stark

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 204

Wide Receiver



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Receptions: 9, vs. Texas A&M (2011)
Yards: 99, vs. Kansas State (2009)
Touchdowns: 1 3x, at Kansas (2011)*
Longest Reception: 72, vs. Kansas State (2009)
All-Purpose Yards: 99, vs. Kansas State (2009)
* Indicates most recent high

Played in 11 games (1 start) and made 29 catches for 223 yards with one receiving touchdown... averaged 7.7 yards per catch and 20.3 yards per game receiving... sixth on the team in receptions... made one catch for seven yards against No. 18 Baylor at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington (11/26)... made two catches for nine yards at Missouri (11/19)... caught four passes for 13 yards against No. 2 Oklahoma State (11/12)... recorded three catches for 14 yards at No. 25 Texas (11/5)... caught nine passes for 63 yards (long 21) against No. 24 Texas A&M (10/8)... made three catches for 29 yards with a touchdown at Kansas (10/1)... marked first receiving touchdown since 2009 season's Alamo Bowl against Michigan State... caught five passes for 54 yards against Nevada (9/24)... posted two catches for 34 yards at New Mexico (9/17)... made season debut in season opener against Texas State (9/3).

Played in eight games (3 starts) making 25 catches for 254 yards receiving (10.2 avg.) while averaging 31.8 yards receiving per game during the season... suffered broken foot at Colorado (10/23)... caught four passes for 34 yards against Oklahoma State (10/16)... had three catches for 46 yards against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... posted four catches for 46 yards at Iowa State (10/2)... made three catches for 39 yards against No. 4 Texas (9/18)... recorded five catches for 58 yards at New Mexico (9/11)...caught six passes for 31 yards in season opener against SMU (9/5).

Scored second touchdown of the season on a 14-yard pass from Taylor Potts in the Alamo Bowl win over Michigan State ... finished with two receptions for 19 yards ... grabbed a reception for nine yards at Oklahoma State ... also had a tackle ... caught four passes for 38 yards in the win over Kansas ... made three catches totaling 29 yards in the loss to Texas A&M... grabbed an 18-yard reception in the win at Nebraska ... catch set Tech up at the Nebraska 3-yard line after a facemask penalty on NU ... averaged 33.0 yards per reception on three grabs against Kansas State ... caught first career touchdown pass from Steven Sheffield ... grabbed two passes for 16 yards against New Mexico ... solid blocker downfield, helping spring Harrison Jeffers on a long run ... caught three passes for 26 yards at Houston ... recorded career highs in receptions (4) and yards (35) against Texas ... tied his career long reception with a 14 yard grab ... caught 2 passes for 18 in opener versus North Dakota.

Saw action in 11 games in 2008 ... posted 56 receiving yards on six catches ... had a season-high 19 yards receiving on two catches at Kansas ... hauled in one pass for 13 yards at Texas A&M ... two catches for 15 yards on the road at Kansas State ... expected to be a contributor in 2009 as part of a talented wide receiver corp.

Scout team member ... redshirt season

West Orange Stark High School in Orange, Texas ... leading wide receiver on a Stark team that finished 13-1 and appeared in the area round of the Class 3A playoffs in 2006 ... team finished undefeated during the regular season and boasted a 32.3 point average margin of victory ... named as a first-team All-District 21-3A selection by the league's coaches ... a first-team All Greater Houston Area choice for Class 3A according to ... placed first on the team with 48 catches for 606 yards ... racked up 168 yards and a touchdown on seven catches in the first half of Stark's meeting with Hamshire Fannett before moving to quarterback in the second half, leading his team to a 54-0 victory ... rated as a three-star player by ... had 50 catches for 640 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2005 ... attended Texas Tech summer camp prior to his senior year ... chose Tech over Houston, Minnesota and UTEP ... High School Coach: Dan R. Hooks.

Jacoby Franks ... born April 12, 1989, in Orange, Texas ... son of Natasha and Kerry Franks ... has an older sister and brother, Brande and Kerry, and a younger brother, Trey ... brother, Kerry, is a wide receiver at Texas A&M ... father played football at Oklahoma State ... majoring in human development and family services.

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