In high school, Feleipe Franks excelled in both baseball and football, garnering all-state recognition as a quarterback during his junior and senior years. Franks also showed promise as a pitcher, drawing the Boston Red Sox’s attention in the 31st round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
However, Franks shifted his concentration to the football field during his junior year at Wakulla High School in Florida, where he had previously played baseball. In January of 2016, Frank arrived in Gainesville after having signed a contract with Florida.
Franks gained valuable experience by starting eight of the eleven games he participated in as a redshirt freshman (125 of 229, 54.6 completion percentage, 1,438 yards, nine touchdowns, eight interceptions). The Gators went on to win ten games thanks to his improved performance in 2018.
He completed 188 of 322 passes for a completion percentage of 58.4 and threw for 2,457 yards and 24 touchdowns while throwing six interceptions. Frank was projected to make even more progress in 2019, but a dislocated and fractured ankle forced him to miss the first three games of the season (54 of 71, 76.1 completion percentage, 698 yards, five touchdowns, three interceptions in three starts).
After that, he decided to continue his education at the graduate level in Arkansas in 2020. He started nine games for the Razorbacks, during which he threw for 2,107 yards (163 of 238, 68.5 completion percentage), 17 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. His performance for the Razorbacks was outstanding.
What Team Is Feleipe Franks On?
Feleipe Frank is currently playing in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons. Although he did not hear his name in the 2021 NFL draft, he was signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent.