Ben Franke is from Seymour, IN and a graduate of Seymour High School.His parents are Tom and Nancy Franke.
The junior is a Health & Movement Studies major at Hanover.
Who would you most like to meet: Since I cant pick one: TobyMac, Tony Dungy, Drew Brees, Tim Tebow, Robbie Hummel,
What do you like to do outside of your sport: Play and watch just about any other sport, play video games, read a good autobiography by an athlete or coach, watch ESPN.
Special sports accomplishments: During 2011 at the Brown County Semi-State, at around the 3K point, I tried to cut inside a runner to take control of the inside of a turn. In doing so I got closer than I thought to my competitor and his right shoe ran against my leg, leaving two 1 foot long cuts down the back of my left leg and ankle. My left shoe also came off in the process and I had to kick it off since I could not step back into it. I ran the last 2K with one shoe and still ran a 17:13, a two second PR. Our team ended up finishing sixth, and beat Terre Haute North by 4 points, to grab the last qualifying spot for state.
Favorite part of Hanover outside of class: Eating meals.
Who do you pattern your game after: Tim Tebow, I always want try to make sure I stay humble and remember that without the Lord I would not be here right now.