Former Auburn quarterback John Franklin III, who moved to wide receiver for the Tigers before transferring to Florida Atlantic, has been named to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ active roster ahead of their Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced on Tuesday.

Franklin had a long and winding road in the college ranks. He began at Florida State, where he redshirted in 2013 and spent time as a reserve in 2014. After that, he transferred to East Mississippi Community College of “Last Chance U” fame in 2015 before returning to FBS football in 2016 with his transfer to Auburn. He spent most of the year as a backup dual-threat quarterback before transferring once more, this time to FAU as a wide receiver, for his final year of eligibility.

He was then signed as an undrafted free agent by the Bears in 2018 following a tryout as a defensive back, before eventually being cut in August 2019 following multiple practice squad stints. The Buccaneers signed him in November, placing him on their own practice squad.

Franklin’s ascension to the active roster obviously doesn’t mean he’ll play on Sunday, but he’s at least shown enough promise on the practice squad to earn a shot at landing on the gameday roster.