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FireAnts Re-Sign Ricky Franklin

February 23, 2004 - National Indoor Football League (NIFL) - Tupelo FireAnts News Release

TUPELO, MS--The Tupelo FireAnts are pleased to announce the re-signing of defensive back Ricky Franklin to the 2004 lineup.

Franklin, a native of Cleveland, Mississippi, had a breakout season with the FireAnts in 2003, ranking second in total team tackles with 64.5 to his credit.

Franklin attended Pearl River Community College before transferring to Delta State University. A standout player at the collegiate level, Franklin was a member of the 2000 Division II National Championship football team at Delta State.

“Ricky is a mobile linebacker that is very physical,” FireAnts Head Coach Bobby Hall said. “I love the way he plays the game. We’re proud to have him returning.”

With the addition of Franklin, the FireAnts have now signed 17 players to date, including: Joe Gunn, Pig Prather, Patrick Garth, Rico McDonald, Bobby Hill, Chris Rainey, Eric Bingham, Will Hall, Darryl Carter, Reggie Smith, David Mooneyham, Johnny Mickell, Carnell Houston, James Bridges, William Stewart, and J.T. Brown.

The FireAnts will kick off the 2004 home season on Friday, March 12th at the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo. Season tickets are still on sale for all seven home games of football action by calling the FireAnts Office at (662) 620-BITE, with prices starting as low as $70 for adults and $42 for children 12 and under / seniors 60 and older.

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