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#69 Charles Turner III Season 2024

Offensive Line
5th-year Senior
Canton, Ohio
High School
IMG Academy

Senior Bowl Participant, 2024
Outland Trophy National Player of the Week vs. Auburn, 2023
SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Florida, 2023
LSU Graduate (Interdisciplinary Studies), May 2023

Starting center for the Tigers for 2 years after beginning his career as an offensive tackle … Showed steady improvement under offensive line coach Brad Davis … Leader of an offensive line that was 1 of 3 finalists for the Joe Moore Award … Earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors in 2023 win over Florida and Outland Trophy National Offensive Lineman of the Week honors in 2023 vs. Auburn … Rarely missed a snap on offense, playing 763 of LSU’s 841 snaps as a senior … For career, appeared in 40 games with 26 starts (25 at center, 1 at right tackle in 2021) … LSU was 20-6 with him in the starting lineup (10-3 in 2023; 9-3 in 2022; 1-0 in 2021) … Saw action on 1,758 offensive snaps during career … Graduated in May of 2023 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies … Invited to participate in the 2024 Senior Bowl.

Starter in all 13 games at center … Played a total of 763 snaps and allowed only 1 sack all season (vs. Arkansas) … Whistled for only 3 penalties all season … Helped pave the way for an LSU offense that led the nation in scoring (45.5) and total yards per game (543.5) … Center for Heisman Trophy quarterback Jayden Daniels, who led the Tigers and ranked first among all quarterbacks nationally with 1,135 rushing yards … Daniels also led the nation in total offense with a school-record 412.2 yards per game … Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Florida when the Tigers racked up 701 total yards in the win over the Gators … Against Florida, the Tigers racked up 329 rushing yards and averaged 9.4 yards on 35 carries … In addition., Daniels set the SEC mark with 606 yards of offense against Florida and became the first player in FBS history to rush for 200 yards (234) and pass for 350 yards (372) in a game … Earned Outland Trophy National Player of the Week honors for his play vs. Auburn … In the win over Auburn, LSU rushed for 238 yards and averaged 6.1 yards per rush … Played season-high 76 snaps at Ole Miss … Capped season with 74 snaps in 35-31 win over Wisconsin in the ReliaQuest Bowl.

Appeared and started in 12 games, all at center … LSU was 9-3 in those games … Played a total of 811 snaps from scrimmage … Didn’t get called for a penalty in final 10 games in which he appeared … Called for 5 penalties all season (2 vs. Southern, 3 vs. Mississippi State) … Saw action on 70-plus plays in 9 games, including a season-high 82 vs. Tennessee … Played 81 snaps in comeback win over Auburn … Played every offensive snap in LSU’s 45-point, 500-yard offensive outburst in win over No. 7 Ole Miss … Played 73 snaps in overtime win over Alabama … Helped pave the way for an LSU offense that set the school record for rushing TDs in 2022 with 39, breaking previous mark of 37 set in 2013 … Missed season-opener vs. Florida State and the UAB game in November.

Played in 4 games, starting at right tackle in the win over McNeese … Served as the backup center to Liam Shanahan … Cross trained at all positions on the line, filling in where necessary … Logged a career-best 73 snaps in win over McNeese … Other action came against UCLA, Auburn, and Kentucky.

Appeared in 8 games with no starts … Most extensive action came against Missouri when he played 58 snaps against the Tigers … Filled in for an injured Cam Wire in that game who went down with an injury after he was subbing for Ed Ingram, who missed the contest … Contributed on point-after touchdown and field goal protection in other seven appearances.

Redshirted as a true freshman in 2019 … Saw action in 3 games as a true freshman – Georgia Southern, Northwestern State and Vanderbilt … Played a total of 36 snaps – 16 vs. Georgia Southern, 11 vs. Northwestern State and 9 vs. Vanderbilt.

A consensus three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Rivals, and ESPN… Selected to take part in the 2019 All-American Bowl… Ranked as the 6th best center nationally according to 247Sports… Attended IMG Academy his final two years of high school, helping his team to a 16-1 mark during that span.


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