While Penn State coach James Franklin prepares for the season’s first game of the season, he received some good news on Thursday.
East Stroudsburg University, Franklin’s alma mater, will induct Franklin into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 15 during its homecoming weekend, the school announced on its athletic website.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 1, 2016
Franklin is a 1995 graduate. While the team’s starting quarterback, Franklin set single-season records in 1994, passing for 2,586 yards, recording 3,128 yards of total offense and throwing 19 touchdown passes.
The date works with Penn State’s schedule, as the Nittany Lions have a bye week on Oct. 15. Tickets for the brunch, induction ceremony and football game are $45 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased through East Stroudsburg’s athletics website.
From the archives, here's James Franklin, teammates and their crop-tops in ESU's 1994 football yearbook. pic.twitter.com/x5ZdZSuAyG
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Franklin is about to begin his third season as Penn State’s coach. He went 7-6 his first two years. The Nittany Lions play Kent State at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in their first game of the season.