Johnathan Franklin in Pursuit of Excellence

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Johnathan Franklin in Pursuit of Excellence
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The first nickname was born in 1999, on a dirt track in Los Angeles. Johnathan Franklin, then in fifth grade and new to football, raced another kid in his neighborhood. As he took off, his feet struck the earth, kicking up clods behind him like a frothy trail. "Jet Ski" stuck

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