Former Mizzou QB James Franklin retires from the Canadian Football League
After several seasons of slinging the ball in the Canadian Football League, James Franklin is ready to call it a career.
The former Missouri standout, who led the Tigers to the 2013 SEC Championship Game during his final season in Columbia, has officially announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League.
During his five seasons in the CFL, Franklin completed 378 of his 573 attempts for 4,305 yards with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
While his CFL numbers may not have been prolific, Franklin’s college production was outstanding. After starting for three seasons, Franklin threw for 6,962 yards with 51 touchdowns and added another 1,729 rushing yards and another 21 scores.
On Friday, the CFL officially announced Franklin’s retirement from the league.
BREAKING: QB James Franklin has announced that he's retiring from the CFL. pic.twitter.com/pQbDAqukVF
— CFL (@CFL) April 9, 2021