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James Franklin    

Head Football Coach at Penn State University

James Franklin is a former college football player and current head football coach at Penn State University.

Franklin attended East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, where he played as a quarterback all four years. In that position, he set seven school records and was a Division II player of the year nominee in 1994. Sports Illustrated named him a National Player of the Week that season.

Franklin began his coaching career in 1995 coaching wide receivers at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He would go on to serve as a defensive secondary coach for his alma mater and offensive coordinator for the Roskilde Kings of the Danish American Football Federation.

In addition to serving as Head Coach of Penn State University since 2014, Franklin has also served in a coaching capacity at James Madison , Washington State, Idaho State, University of Maryland, Kansas State and Vanderbilt where he led Vanderbilt to a bowl game all three of his seasons as head coach, making him the only football coach in program history to coach the team in bowl games in consecutive seasons.

Franklin has also held internships at several National Football League (NFL) franchises, including the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and Minnesota Vikings.

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