|26 Franklin Mitchem
Played in 13 games (6 starts) making 41 tackles (24 solo) with one sack, two tackles for a loss of 12 yards, recovered one fumble and broke up five passes during the season... second on the team with 10 tackles (four solo) and broke up one pass against Northwestern in the TicketCity Bowl (1/1) at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas... made one tackle (solo) against Weber State (11/20)... notched five tackles (three solo), including one tackle for a loss at No. 16 Oklahoma (11/13)... collected one solo tackle against No. 14 Missouri (11/6)... had eight tackles (five solo), including first career sack for a loss of 11 yards and broke up three passes at Texas A&M (10/30)... made one tackle (solo) at Colorado (10/23)... joined senior Jonathan LaCour as a team captain against Buffaloes... had one tackle against Baylor at the Cotton Bowl (10/9)... posted seven tackles (three solo) with one pass breakup at Iowa State (10/2)... had one tackle (assisted) at New Mexico (9/11)... led team during season opener against SMU (9/5) with six tackles (five solo) and had one fumble recovery.
Stopped final Michigan State drive with an interception in the Alamo Bowl ... tied for the team lead with nine tackles and broke up another pass ... two solo tackles against Oklahoma ... four tackles at Oklahoma State ... solid performance against Kansas with eight solo tackles and a recovered fumble ... recovered his first fumble against Texas A&M ... made six tackles on the night ... sealed the deal for Tech with a pick on NU's last scoring attempt in the fourth quarter ... second on the team with seven tackles ... tied for the team lead with five tackles in the win over Kansas State ... also had a tackle for loss ... collected tackles in the game versus Rice... recorded two tackles in his first career start against North Dakota.
Late game replacement at safety that saw action in 13 games ... recorded 16 total tackles on the season and forced two fumbles ... two tackles at Oklahoma ... recorded a season-high three stops at Kansas State.
Participated in scout team drills during the season.
Collins High School in Klein, Texas ... Four-Star Recruit (Scout.com) ... Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com) ... No. 35 safety nationally (Scout.com) ... No. 36 safety nationally (Rivals.com) ... No. 40 overall prospect in Texas (Scout.com) ... Texas Class 5A Honorable Mention senior season ... Class 5A Region II First Team (TexasHSFootball.com) ... All-Greater Houston first team after logging 86 tackles, 59 of those solo, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and five pass breakups during senior season ... earned all-district second team honors after totaling 84 tackles, including 51 solo, one tackle for loss, a sack, an interception, six pass breakups and two fumble recoveries during junior season ... starter on the Klein Collins basketball team ... also offered by Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Mississippi and Oklahoma State ... High School Coach: Ronnie Feldman.
Franklin Mitchem ... born November 22, 1987, in Spring, Texas ... son of Thelma and Ken Mitchem ... has three sisters and a brother ... enjoys playing video games in his free time ... majoring in general business.