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This Guy Plays Notre Dame Football: #55 Jamion Franklin, Defensive Lineman

Another part of the platoon

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have a roster full of players, and we want to talk about them all. One Foot Down’s player profile series will take a look at every single one of them, and hopefully we all learn a little bit more about these guys, and Notre Dame’s chances for the upcoming 2020 season.

#55 Jamion Franklin, DL

Jamion is a member of the defensive line that is going into his third year with the program. His first season was in 2018, but with the skill on the defensive line and with his being a freshman, he did not see any playing time. Thus, he took a redshirt year. Last season, in 2019, Franklin saw action in 4 games, and he recorded a tackle in all 4 games. He got one tackle in each game, one of those games was the Camping World Bowl against Iowa State. He was able to play some, but again the defensive line has been pretty stacked over the last few years. His time in the games was limited.

Spirit Animal


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Jamion is a glacier. Why? Well Mr. Franklin is a human being that is large and in charge in the best possible way. He is a big human that still shows agility and skill on the defensive line. He is mighty like a glacier. He is not slow, but he does pack some power. And, if you are not careful, opposing offenses might end up being like The Titanic, taken down by a glacier. Jamion hasn’t played much, but he has still shown effectiveness.

2020 Outlook

Jamion Franklin has begun his third year with the program. He has a fifth year option left. There are still some guys who have made noise on the defensive line both ahead of him and behind him in age/experience. Jamion can look to add more production. He is yet another guy that would’ve been great to see in spring practice, but alas we could not see him. We will see what he can do for the fall. Regardless, Jamion seems to be a fun-loving guy that is very team-oriented, like many of the guys on the team. That camraderie and adding to the chemistry always helps, and it could be a helpful push for him to get even some more playing time and experience.