On Monday night, Rock M’s Twitter mentions became an impromptu James Franklin Appreciation Society thanks to this video from the Edmonton Eskimos:
When does the “let us count the ways JF was underappreciated” column drop? Cause I’ll have that all 3 meals.— mike (@armyofmike) August 15, 2017
This remains a top 10 favorite play of all time pic.twitter.com/83gPhdwTwF— Zach (@ZWal93) August 15, 2017
My fav overall performance was @ Vandy in ‘13. He was conducting a symphony that day.— mike (@armyofmike) August 15, 2017
That game was beautiful. I watched it in a Mizzou bar in Chicago, and it was the moment I realized that season was gonna be special.— Mike Powell (@mikepowellmo) August 15, 2017
Franklin had one of the more interesting Mizzou careers of the 2010s. He played a short-yardage role as a freshman on the 10-win 2010 team, he showed massive potential as a sophomore, he battled injuries and disappointment as a junior, and he broke through in an incredible way as a senior.
Franklin finished his career with 6,962 passing yards, 943 rushing yards, and 72 combined touchdowns in parts of three seasons as a starter. He was a good one.
Last month, Sasser earned Denton’s Juneteenth Hometown Hero Award for the impact that he has made in his hometown community. His impact on his community stems from the experiences he had while enrolled at Mizzou, an opportunity that he hopes he can continue to pay forward.
“Not everyone gets this opportunity (to go to college),” Sasser said. “Not everyone gets to hear their name chanted in the stadium or play in front of thousands of people and walk campus and just have a good time and see the things I have seen on campus.”
When asked if there was one thing that Mizzou made him, Sasser said simply:
”Mizzou made me grateful.”
Despite barely playing in his first two seasons, Sasser finished his career with 116 catches for 1,611 yards and 14 touchdowns. Almost all of his playing time came on Missouri’s two SEC East championship teams. That’s not too bad a legacy.
Alright, so with Franklin appropriately appreciated yesterday, let’s turn our attention to No. 21. What was your favorite Bud Sasser moment?
(Meanwhile, Twitter was in quite the #MizzouMade mood on Monday. For grins, here are Seahawks Marcus Lucas and Justin Britt posing for a pic with L.A. Charger Sean Culkin.)