After going 0-40 as a prep player at Greenville High School, Stephen F. Austin defensive end John Franklin has achieved his childhood dream of becoming a professional football player. Franklin’s name was called during the fourth round of the 2018 National Football League Draft as the Los Angeles Rams last spring. He was the 15th defensive end taken in the 2018 NFL Draft. John is a 2014 graduate from Greenville High. He went on to study at Stephen F. Austin and playing for the Lumberjacks before being chosen by the Los Angeles Rams as a defensive end.
2007 graduate Byron Bell is playing offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers. He has been in the NFL since 2011 and has played for the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, and Dallas Cowboys.
Hunt County is proud of our native sons. Go Lions!