Mizzou starting quarterback's father William Franklin.
The father of Missouri's starting quarterback James Franklin spoke Sunday morning at West End Church of Christ.
William Franklin is an NFL player turned preacher. Franklin said his days as an athlete taught him valuable skills, which he now bestows on others.
"The commitment that I learned from football that I could apply in life and try to help other people get more discipline, more self-control, more unified," said Franklin. "That's what I learned through sports and playing in the NFL just got my name out there. It opened doors. I wanted to go in those doors and leave a positive influence on people that would last longer than a football game."