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Dennis Franks, former NFL player and VP with Market America, to be remembered Nov. 7

Dennis Franks, former NFL player and an executive vice president for Greensboro-based Market America/Shop.com, has died. Franks, 68, died Oct. 16 in Cornelius. Born in 1953, he was the son of a steelworker and a German figure skating champion, according to his obituary. Franks played football for the University of Michigan, where he majored in economics, and played in the NFL from 1976-79, first for the Philadelphia Eagles and then one season for the Detroit Lions.
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