17  Turner West
Turner West

Hometown:
Germantown, TN

High School:
Briarcrest Christian HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
12/19/1987

Experience:
2L


2009:


Played in five of 12 games at wide receiver...Totaled two receptions for 12 yards...Made his first appearance of the season against Middle Tennessee...Registered his first career reception in the fourth quarter against UT Martin for a four-yard gain...Caught an eight-yard reception against Tennessee.

2008:


Played in five of 13 games at wide receiver...Saw first game action of the season at wide receiver versus Nicholls State...Participated on special teams versus Arkansas State and Louisville...Against Tulane, had his first career touch with two rush attempts off direct snaps in the fourth quarter...Saw action in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

2007:


Played in seven games in 2007, seeing action as a wide receiver and as a member of the special teams unit...Saw his first game action as a Tiger in the season opener versus Ole Miss...Provided depth at the outside receiver position in 2007...Played a valuable role in the SMU triple overtime victory when Maurice Jones left the game early in the first quarter with an injury...Versatile athlete who managed various positions on special teams...Worked throughout the season on the punt return team as well as on the kickoff and kick return teams...Had a productive spring session at wide receiver until being sidelined by an ankle injury...Missed the 2008 Blue-Gray Game because of the injury.

2006:


Redshirted as a receiver during the 2006 season...Worked with the offensive scout team throughout the fall...Caught two passes for 16 yards in the 2007 Blue-Gray Game.

Academic Highlights:


Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for the 2007 spring semester.

Prep:


Played for Coach Joe Hamstra at Briarcrest Christian...Started at cornerback and wide receiver his senior year, and played tight end as a junior...Totaled 22 tackles, including seven solo stops as a senior...Led Briarcrest with four interceptions in 2005...Also logged four pass breakups last season...Lettered all four seasons at Briarcrest and served as a team captain in 2005...Saw most action on defense at free safety and corner...Helped Briarcrest win the state championship his freshman and junior year, and played in the state title game as a sophomore...Also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal:


Turner West is the son of Tommy and Lindsay West...Born December 19, 1987, in Greenville, S.C.

West's Career Rushing Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS TDS LG
2007 7/0 0 0 0 0
2008 5/0 2 1 0 1
2009 5/0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 17/0 2 1 0 1

West's Career Receiving Statistics
YR G/S NO YDS AVG TDS LG
2007 7/0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 5/0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 5/0 2 12 6.0 0 8
TOTAL 17/0 2 12 6.0 0 8

West's Career Highs
Rush Attempts 2 (Tulane 2008)
Rushing Yards 1 (Tulane 2008)
Long Rush 1 (Tulane 2008)
Receptions 1 (2 games, last at Tennessee 2009)
Receiving Yards 8 (at Tennessee 2009)
Long Reception 8 (at Tennessee 2009)

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