Elvis Franks

Elvis Franks
Date of birth (1957-07-09) July 9, 1957
Place of birth Doucette, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
College Morgan State
NFL draft 1980 / Round: 5/ Pick 116
Career history
As player
1980–1984 Cleveland Browns
1984 Oakland Raiders
1986 New York Jets
Career stats

Elvis Franks (born July 9, 1957) is a former American football defensive end who played seven years in the National Football League.


Franks was born on July 9, 1957 in Doucette, Texas. He attended Kirby High School in Woodville, Texas and college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received a full athletic scholarship for track and field, but after being approached by a football coach, he began to play for the football team.[1]


In 1986, while he was a member of the Los Angeles Raiders, Franks was arrested in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, on a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Franks allegedly attempted to sell the drug to an undercover agent.[2]


  1. "Elvis Franks - Biography". ArmchairGM. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
  2. "Raider End Arrested". New York Times. 1987-07-22. Retrieved 2008-06-13.
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