Thaddius Franklin, Jr.
2021 (True Freshman): Saw action in five games in debut season…Rushed for 172 yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns…Had long rush of 31 yards and averaged 7.5 yards per carry…Added 18-yard reception…Scored first touchdown of career and finished with career-high 88-yards in collegiate debut versus Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Touchdown came on 31-yard rush…Had 3-yard carry in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Caught 18-yard pass against Florida State (Nov. 13)…Totaled team-high 36 yards on nine carries against Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Rushed for 45 yards on six carries, including 9-yard touchdown run, in win at Duke (Nov. 27) in regular season finale.
High School: A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 232 in the ESPN300 Rankings…Ranked the No. 11 running back nationally and No. 36 player in Florida by ESPN… Listed as the No. 236 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247…Rated the No. 11 running back in the country and No. 33 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 233 player in the Rivals Top 250…Listed as the No. 12 running back nationally and No. 35 player in Florida by Rivals…Has over 5,000 rushing yards and 51 rushing touchdowns in four-year varsity career…Rushed for 2,282 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Allan Haye…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Utah, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others.
* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic