Ron Franklin (February 2, 1942 – January 18, 2022) was an American sportscaster. He worked with ESPN until he was fired in 2011. Before working with ESPN, he called games for the Houston Oilers and for Texas Longhorns football and men's basketball. While at ESPN, he called college football, basketball, college baseball, the French Open tennis, and BCS games for ESPN Radio as well. Franklin was born in Jackson, Mississippi.
Franklin died on January 18, 2022 at the age of 79.