Dennis Franks is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduate of Bethel Park High School. Dennis was recruited by more than 100 colleges to play Football or pursue Track and Field. Dennis accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Michigan where he majored in Economics. Dennis started three years as an offensive center and was awarded All Big Ten and Second Team All American Honors in his senior year.
Dennis played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions for 5 years. He captained the special teams and was named Most Valuable Player during his years in Philadelphia. Dennis finished his NFL career with the Detroit Lions where he helped build the Lions back to a playoff contender!
For more than 30 years after football, Dennis has applied his high energy, team building talents and communication skills to making a difference for Sales forces, Management Teams and Entrepreneurs in 10 countries around the world. Dennis has successfully impacted business professionals in the Distribution, Internet Marketing, Franchising, Pharmaceutical, Health, Direct Sales and Construction industries. His most powerful talks have been built around themes like I.M.P.A.C.T. Selling, Life Is A Contact Sport, and Get Into The Game.
Dennis’ versatility and ‘never give up’ attitude on life and business have set him apart from other featured speakers. Dennis is an exceptional communicator that will bring out the best in your team. Dennis and his wife Nancy have successfully built multi-million dollar entities in retail shipping/printing/business service centers, health and weight management consulting, and distribution and internet marketing. Dennis is part owner of Shop.com, an online shopping site ranked in the top 100 shopping sites in the world. Dennis continues to break through new barriers of human performance in supporting man’s quest for taking a dream into reality with the January release of a new book, “The Last Laugh” that is co-authored with good friend and former Philadelphia Eagle Teammate Vince Papale.
Dennis Franks is married and resides in Greensboro, North Carolina with his beautiful wife, Nancy. They have two amazing daughters, Lauren and Katie; both are married living in Malibu, California and Charlotte, North Carolina respectively. Dennis and Nancy have one grandchild, “Izzy”.