At Lamar: Caught a five-yard touchdown pass on the last play of the first half from Harrison Tatum in the Cardinals' spring game.
At Grambling: Played 2008 season as wide receiver at Grambling State University.
High School: Was three-year varsity letterman at wide receiver and kick returner for coach Pat Honeycutt at Austin McCallum HS. ... Knights won district championships all three years, combing for a 26-9 record. ... Made first team all-district, all-area and all-region as a senior and won the district's Outstanding Receiver Award. ... Played in the annual Cen-Tex All-Star Game after his senior season. ... Had 78 receptions for 1,074 yards as a senior and 68 catches for 961 yards as a junior. ... Best game was seven catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns vs. Elgin as senior. ... Set school record for most 100-yard receiving games with six and for longest kickoff return with a 98-yarder. ... Also set one-season record for all-purpose yards with 2,117. ... Also was two-year letterman in basketball and four-year letterman in track and field. ... Averaged 11.0 points and 6.0 assists per game as a senior. ... Starred on McCallum's region finalist 1,600-meter relay team for three-straight years. Personal: Van Lawrance Franks was born on Jan. 23, 1990. ... Son of Van Franks and Lashelle Lyons. ... Has two younger sisters, VanLexus and Tori. ... Majoring in criminal justice.