Las Cruces, NM — New Mexico State head football coach Doug Martin announced Friday afternoon that wide receiver Austin Franklin is academically ineligible and will redshirt during the 2013 season.
"After taking over the football program in January I was made aware of Austin's academic status, which stemmed from the 2012 fall semester. This is why I held him out of spring practice, to allow him a chance to possibly recover academically. In the end, Austin did not live up to the Aggie Football standards and his academic responsibilities. Austin will remain with the team during season and is expected to participate in all team activities including practice."