97  Steven Turner
Steven Turner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brownsville, TN

High School:
Haywood HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 285

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
05/20/1986

Experience:
3L


2009:


Played in all 12 games with three starts at defensive tackle...Presented one of the team's Black and Blue Awards given at the end of the season for "toughness on the field"...Totaled 17 tackles with nine solo stops, two TFLs for a loss of eight yards and a sack for a loss of five yards...Started in the season opener against Ole Miss at defensive tackle and had two stops...Made one solo tackle against Middle Tennessee...Registered his first TFL of the season against UT Martin for a loss of three yards...Had one solo tackle against UCF...Had one assisted tackle against UTEP and Southern Miss...Made two assisted tackles against East Carolina...Had one assisted tackle against Tennessee...Made three tackles against Houston, including a sack for a loss of five yards...Made a season high four tackles, all solo, against Tulsa..All four tackles held the Golden Hurricane to gains of five yard or less and included a failed third down conversion.

2008:


Played in 12 of 13 games on the defensive line with one start at right end against Nicholls State...Led the team with three fumble recoveries...Recorded multiple tackles in five games, including a season-best six stops in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Credited with a tackle in five of the last six games of the season...Opened the season against Ole Miss with three tackles, including an assist on a tackle for a loss of one yard...Teamed up with Alton Starr to drop Cordera Eason for a loss of a yard in the second quarter...Had two assisted tackles in the Marshall game...Also credited with two quarterback hurries...Started his first game of the season versus Nicholls State...Recovered a fumble in the second quarter of the game and logged three tackles...Recovered his second fumble of the season in the second quarter of the UAB game that led to a Memphis touchdown...Registered one assisted tackle on the defensive line versus Louisville and East Carolina...Tied a season high with three tackles, all of which were assisted stops, against UCF...The three tackles were for gains of five yards or less...Made one solo tackle in the third quarter on a short gain of a yard against Tulane...Tied for second on the team with six tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Registered a season-high four solo stops...Five of his tackles denied first-down yardage...Sacked Matt Grothe for a loss of six yards in the third quarter...Logged his fourth career fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter...Received one of the Glenn Jones Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game.

2007:


Played in all 13 games and started the first six contests on the defensive front...Is a utility player who can work any spot in the line...Third on the team in tackles for loss with 7.0...Aggressive defender who totaled 24 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble in 2007... Made his second career start in the season opener with Ole Miss and had two tackles and assisted on a tackle for lost yardage...Assisted Greg Terrell in dropping Rebel back BenJarvis Green-Ellis for a loss of three yards in the third quarter...Rebels fumbled on the next play from scrimmage...Credited with a career-best 3.5 TFL for minus seven yards against Jacksonville State and had a forced fumble with a career-high six tackles...Recorded his first TFL in the game in the first quarter on 3rd-and-goal from the Memphis 19...Stopped Cedric Johnson for a loss of one...JSU was forced to kick a field goal on the next play and missed the attempt...Brought up 2nd-and-12 when he dropped Daniel Jackson for a loss of two yards late in the first quarter...JSU punted three plays later...Registered a forced fumble when he jolted Markus Douglas at the Memphis 27 in the fourth quarter...The ball was recovered by Clinton McDonald...Recorded his final TFL of the day when he assisted Freddie Barnett on 1st-and-goal from the Memphis 9...JSU's Daniel Jackson recorded the loss of a yard and the Gamecocks tossed an interception three plays later...Tallied four tackles against both UCF and Arkansas State...Made an assisted tackle for loss with Greg Terrell in the fourth quarter against ASU...Recorded his first career interception against Rice on a pass he tipped...Picked off Chase Clement on 2nd-and-4 in the fourth quarter and did not make a return on the interception...Memphis scored a touchdown on the next drive as a result of the turnover...Totaled two solo tackles against Tulane, including his first career sack...Dropped Anthony Scelfo for a loss of three yards in the second quarter...Registered one tackle and had a key pass breakup versus East Carolina...Broke up Rob Kass' pass attempt on 3rd-and-15 from the Memphis 44 that forced ECU to punt on the next play...Credited with three tackles and assisted on a sack for a loss of two yards against SMU...Assisted Freddie Barnett on the sack of Justin Willis for minus three yards in the first overtime period...Was named the Defensive MVP of the 2008 Blue-Gray Game after recording a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as well as a pass breakup and a sack in the scrimmage.

2006:


One of five true freshmen to see significant action for the Tigers in 2006...Played his first collegiate game against Chattanooga on the Tiger defensive line...Made one tackle in that meeting...Credited with three tackles against Tennessee...Recovered a fumble that was forced on a sack of Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard by Greg Terrell and Greg Jackson in the second quarter...Did not register a tackle versus ASU...Made his first collegiate start against Marshall and finished the game with three tackles...Missed both the UCF and Houston contests with a pulled hamstring...Credited with a single tackle against both Southern Miss and UTEP...Completed his true freshman season with nine tackles in nine games played.

Prep:


Totaled 80 tackles as a senior at Haywood High, where he played for former U of M graduate assistant coach Bart Stowe...A three-year starter who recorded six sacks and four forced fumbles in 2004...Versatile player who saw action as an offensive guard, offensive tackle, defensive tackle, defensive end, linebacker and strong safety during his prep career...Helped squad to a 9-3 record and a second-round appearance in the `04 state playoffs...Team won the regional championship in football...Lettered three years in football and two in basketball...A finalist for Mr. Football who was also tabbed as a first-team all-state and all-regional selection...Named first-team All-West Tennessee...Tabbed as an All-Region 7-4A first-team pick as a junior, and an honorable mention All-Region 7-4A pick as a sophomore...In three years, totaled 251 tackles, six fumble recoveries, 21 quarterback hurries and 17 pass deflections...Tackle totals also included 27 tackles for a loss and 17 sacks.

Personal:


Steven Turner is the son of Steve and Thelma Turner...Born May 20, 1986, in Jackson, Tenn.

Turner's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2006 9/1 1 8 9 0 1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2007 13/6 13 11 24 1 0 1 7-15 1.5-5 1-0
2008 12/1 7 13 20 2 3 0 1.5-7 1-6 0-0
2009 12/3 9 8 17 0 0 0 2-8 1-5 0-0
TOTAL 46/11 30 40 70 3 4 1 10.5-30 3.5-16 1-0

Turner's Career Highs
Tackles 6 (Jacksonville St. 2007, USF 2008)
Solo Tackles 4 (3 games, last at Tulsa 2009)
Assisted Tackles 4 (Arkansas State 2007)
Tackles For Loss 3.5 (Jacksonville State 2007)
Sacks 1 (3 games, last at Houston 2009)
Forced Fumbles 1 (Jacksonville State 2007)
Fumbles Recovered 1, 4 games (last vs. USF 2008)
Pass Breakups 1 (East Carolina, 2007)
Interceptions 1 (Rice 2007)

Turner's Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FR PBU INT
9/9/06 Chattanooga 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/16/06 East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/30/06 Tennessee 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/7/06 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/14/06 Arkansas St. 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0
10/21/06 Tul;sa 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/28/06* Marshall 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/5/06 Southern Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/25/06 UTEP 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/1/07* Ole Miss 1 1 2 .5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/15/07* JSU 4 2 6 3.5-7 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/22/07* UCF 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/27/07* Arkansas St. 0 4 4 .5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/2/07* Marshall 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/13/07* MTSU 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/20/07 Rice 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0
10/27/07 Tulane 2 0 2 1-3 1-3 0 0 0-0
11/3/07 East Carolina 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0
11/10/07 Southern Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/17/07 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/24/07 SMU 2 1 3 1.5-3 .5-2 0 0 0-0
12/21/07 Florida Atlantic 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
8/30/08 Ole Miss 1 2 3 .5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/6/08 Rice 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/13/08 Marshall 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/20/08* Nicholls State 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0
9/27/08 Arkansas St. 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/2/08 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0-0
10/10/08 Louisville 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/18/08 East Carolina 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/25/08 Southern Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/22/08 UCF 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/29/08 Tulane 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
12/20/08 USF 4 2 6 1-6 1-6 1 0 0-0
9/6/09* Ole Miss 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/12/09* MTSU 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/19/09* UT Martin 1 0 1 1-3 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/26/09 Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/3/09 UCF 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/09 UTEP 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/27/09 East Carolina 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/7/09 Tennessee 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/14/09 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/21/09 Houston 1 2 3 1-5 1-5 0 0 0-0
11/27/09 Tulsa 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0

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