Aubrayo Franklin

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
1 5-11-0 31.25% 0-0 0.00%


Career Summary

Aubrayo Franklin was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) during the 2015 season as the defensive assistant coach of the San Francisco 49ers. During his lone season in the NFL the 49ers went 5-11-0.

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Playing Career

College Playing Career

Itawamba Community College

Aubrayo Franklin began his college career at Itawamba Community College in 1999. While he had received numerous Division 1 offers to play football, he did not academically qualify and had to start at the community college level. After two seasons at Itawamba, Franklin transferred to D1.

University of Tennessee

Franklin returned home to play at the University of Tennessee for the 2001 season. Franklin played in all 26 games during his two years at Tennessee, starting eight games his senior season.

Professional Career

Baltimore Ravens

Aubrayo was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 5th round of the 2003 NFL draft. While he only played in one game his rookie year, he shined during his brief stint in Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy. Over the next three seasons, Franklin saw his playing time expand playing 15 and 14 games in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

San Francisco 49ers

In 2007 Franklin signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers he earned a starting role for the 49ers and a strong contributor under defensive line coach Jim Tomsula. While Franklin's playing career had been peaking, the 49ers as a team did not achieve much success. During the four seasons Franklin was with the team, they failed to post a winning record. After the 2010 season, Franklin entered free agency.

New Orleans Saints

In 2011, Franklin signed with the New Orleans Saints. His single season with the Saints continued his string of four seasons of playing in every game. The team finished 13-3 and lost in the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs.

San Diego Chargers

In 2012 he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, playing in 12 games (nine starts) as the Chargers stumbled to a disappointing 7-9 finish in head coach Norv Turner's final season as the team's coach.

Indianapolis Colts

Franklin finished his playing career in 2013 with the Indianapolis Colts. Playing in all sixteen games of the season, the team felt he would make a great addition to the team having previously played for defensive coordinator Greg Manusky during their time San Francisco.

Coaching Career

Professional Career

San Francisco

Upon retirement, Franklin joined the 49ers coaching staff under his former position coach Jim Tomsula who was now head coach. Franklin was hired as a defensive assistant coach to work with new defensive line coach Scott Brown.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2015 San Francisco 49ers Defensive Assistant Coach 5-11-0 0-0

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