From Netflix to the NFL, John Franklin III is getting a chance to pursue his dreams of playing football at the highest level.
Yes, that John Franklin III, one of the stars of the Last Chance U documentary series.
During his collegiate career, Franklin bounced around from Florida State to East Mississippi Community College to Auburn before ultimately landing at Florida Atlantic as a graduate transfer.
He started his career as a quarterback but transitioned to wideout before the 2017 season with the Tigers.
Playing for head coach Lane Kiffin last season, the 6'1", 186-pound receiver had seven catches for 95 yards and a touchdown as an Owl. He did, however, pile up 659 rushing yards, a 10.6 yards-per-carry average and four scores on the ground over two seasons between Auburn and Florida Atlantic.
As an undrafted free agent, Franklin faces long odds of making the 53-man roster. But as Jake Elman of the Palm Beach Post noted, the 23-year-old Netflix star allegedly ran a 4.19 40-yard dash. With that type of speed, it's worth taking a flier on.