Franklin's tally included a career-high nine goals against Essendon in round 6.
However, in round 21 against the Western Bulldogs, he kicked eleven behinds with his two goals.
He kicked five goals for the match, but his last two were the standouts–the final one in particular, a goal from the boundary line on a tight angle after having run from half-back, which was later chosen as Goal of the Year.
helping the Hawks clinch a three-point come-from-behind victory against the eventual premiers.
After winning his second premiership at Hawthorn, Franklin moved to the Swans at the end of the 2013 season, before representing Australia in the 2013 International Rules Series.
Franklin had an immediate impact at Sydney, where he won a further three All-Australian selections and two Coleman Medals.
However, Franklin was back to his best form in round 9 against Carlton at Etihad Stadium, when he led Hawthorn to a 50-point win with five goals.Franklin was named as full forward in the 2008 All-Australian team, his first ever selection; he then received his first Peter Crimmins Medal for his outstanding season.As a result, Franklin missed Hawthorn's final home-and-away match against Essendon, which the Hawks lost, and they, therefore, missed out the finals, causing Franklin to miss round 1 of the following season.He kicked just one goal against St Kilda in the preliminary final, before Hawthorn went on to win the premiership.Although Franklin did not play a large part in the grand final, his two goals brought his season tally up to 113 goals.He also was the first player of Aboriginal descent to achieve this.