Born in Los Angeles, California, but raised in Texas. John attended Greenville High School in Greenville, Texas where he was a three sport athlete in football, basketball, and track and field.
He attended college at Stephen F. Austin for football, where he succeeded on-and-off the field. During his collegiate career on the field, he was a 3x All-Southland selection, fifth on Stephen F. Austin’s all-time career tackles for loss and ninth in program history in all-time career sacks.
Off the field, he was a 3x Southland All-Academic Team honoree including being named to the 2018 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society for maintaining a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout his collegiate career.Franklin-Myers was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 4th round of the 2018 NFL Draft and played in all 16 games. In week 4, against the Minnesota Vikings, he recorded his first professional sack which helped seal the game for his team. In Super Bowl LIII, Franklin-Myers recorded a strip sack - becoming the first player to sack Tom Brady in the postseason. In his first year in the NFL, he also earned the Ram’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award voted by his teammates.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU //
My family is my motivation, we’ve been through so much so I have to make sure these hard times come to an end. Also my desire to be the best I can be to help my team because I can control that. I have no excuse not to pursue that with an outrageous effort to help myself get off my spot each and every day, that in turn helps my team achieve our goal of Competitive Greatness.
HOW DO YOU "RUN THE DAY?" //
You either get better or get worse. That goes for every aspect of your life so each day I’m trying to improve no matter what I’m doing, efficiency is key.
FOLLOW JOHN // @j_franklinmyers