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Franklin no longer unknown commodity

UCLA may fly under the radar, but Bruins running back plans to build on successes

Updated: September 28, 2011, 7:34 PM ET
By Andy Kamenetzky | ESPN.com

Last season, Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin rushed for 1,127 yards -- the 10th-highest mark in UCLA history -- and was second-team All-Pac-10.

Despite his heroics on the field, he didn't make much of a splash on the Westwood campus. As Franklin notes with nary a hint of facetiousness, students typically failed to place the face.

How about one year later?

"I think they know who I am," the junior said with a laugh. "People definitely recognize my face. They come up and ...

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