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Penn State head coach James Franklin a Hall of Famer

STAFF REPORT
  • James Franklin was a four-year letterman and two-time All-PSAC pick at East Stroudsburg.
  • He set seven school records as an ESU senior to earn team most valuable player honors.
  • As a senior, Franklin was a Harlon Hill nominee as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year.

Penn State head football coach James Franklin is a Hall of Famer.

Franklin has been selected to the East Stroudsburg Athletic Hall of Fame as a member of the 2016 class. Franklin was a standout quarterback for the Warriors. Franklin and the other members of the class will be honored Oct. 15 as part of ESU’s homecoming weekend activities.

Penn State coach James Franklin released his team's depth chart heading into Saturday's opener vs. Kent State.

Franklin was a four-year letterman at quarterback and a two-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selection. He set seven school records as a senior to earn team most valuable player honors and was a Harlon Hill Trophy nominee as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year.

Among the season records Franklin set were for total offense (3,128 yards), passing yards (2,586) and touchdown passes (19). He graduated having broken or tied 23 school records.

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