2018 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 of 12 games for the Razorbacks in 2018, starting once in the SEC opener at Auburn on Sept. 22 at the nickelback position … Totaled 203 snaps over the course of his sophomore season, according to Pro Football Focus, with 92 coming in defensive coverages and 111 on Arkansas’ special teams units … Recorded 14 total tackles, seven solo, including two tackles for loss (11 yards) with a sack (eight yards) … Opened the season with a tackle against Eastern Illinois, including half-a-tackle for loss (two yards) … Posted three stops vs. North Texas, with a season-high 1.5 TFL going for nine yards … Followed it up with another season-best in total tackles, tallying six with four solo stops in the conference opener at Auburn … Added tackles in three more games: Texas A&M (Sept. 29), Alabama (Oct. 6) and Mississippi State (Nov. 17) … Put together an 87.2 season tackling grade from PFF, with a high of 82.7 at Auburn in week four … Part of a defensive crew that racked up 882 total tackles over the course of the 2018 campaign.
2017 (FRESHMAN): Played in the last nine games of the season solely on special teams but did not record any statistics.
HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … Ranked as the No. 4 outside linebacker in Louisiana and No. 31 in the south by Scout … Rated as the No. 21 player in Louisiana by 247Sports.com … Tabbed as the No. 38 outside linebacker in the class by 247Sports … Played safety as a sophomore and linebacker as a junior and senior … As a senior, earned a spot on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State team and was named Most Valuable Defensive Player in the Catholic League … Selected to the ALL-USA Louisiana Football first team … Recorded 120 tackles, including five for loss, and five interceptions while playing linebacker … Helped Archbishop Rummel High School’s defense allow only 14 points over the first two games of the season … Tallied 19 tackles and stopped University Lab High School’s final two threats in the fourth quarter with interceptions in the team’s 28-14 season-opening win … Followed that performance with 12 stops and an interception in the 21-0 win at Covington High School … As a junior in 2015, recorded 160 tackles, including 21 for loss, six sacks and two interceptions en route to Defensive Player of the Year honors on The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro team … Averaged 12.1 tackles in 13 games and helped Archbishop Rummel High School to a district title and state championship runner-up finish … Racked up 20 tackles, forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass in a win over Mississippi’s Wayne County High School … Totaled 92 tackles as a sophomore and helped the team to a district championship and appearance in the state semifinal … Made 68 stops as a freshman and helped win the school’s first football state championship … Played with current Razorbacks Henre’ Toliver, Dwayne Eugene and Briston Guidry at Archbishop Rummel … Also played basketball and was a member of the wrestling team at Archbishop Rummel High School … Coached by Jay Roth … Chose Arkansas over Louisville.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 7, 1998 … Son of Collette Munson and Rodney Franklin … Has three siblings: Rodney Munson, Chance Franklin and Alaysia Franklin … Recreation and sport management major.