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Walker, La.
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Walker HS

(updated 1/4/05)

2004 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches)
2003 Honorable Mention All-SEC (AP)

Starting Mike linebacker for the Tigers … Named First-Team All-SEC by the SEC Coaches in 2004 after leading an LSU defense that ranked among the nation’s best … Played and started all 12 games for the Tigers … Over last 2 years with Turner at middle linebacker, the Tigers posted a 23-3 record … Recorded 82 tackles, 34 of which were solo tackles, in 2004 … Added 5 tackles for losses and 2 sacks … Opened season with 15 tackles in win over Oregon State … Had 9 tackles, 3 tackles for losses and 1 sack against Auburn … Played strong down the stretch with 9 tackles against Alabama and 4 each against Ole Miss and Arkansas … Named to Hula Bowl following senior season.

LSU’s starter at middle linebacker … Took over for former All-America Bradie James (now with the Dallas Cowboys) at middle linebacker and the Tigers didn’t miss a beat …Earned honorable mention All-SEC honors from the Associated Press after filling the middle of the Tiger defense … Ranked second on team with 78 tackles, five of which went for losses … Added three sacks and two interceptions … Finished season with a flurry, intercepting a pass and returning it 18 yards for a TD against Georgia in the SEC title game and then followed that with nine tackles and two sacks against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl … The two sacks vs. Oklahoma totaled 26 yards in losses and one came on a fourth-down situation for the Sooners with less than two minutes remaining in the game … Other sack during year came against Arizona and went for an 11-yard loss … The interception against Georgia quarterback David Greene came in the third quarter and gave the Tigers a 24-6 lead … Intercepted Greene in LSU’s first meeting with Georgia back in September … Recorded eight tackles vs. Florida and Louisiana-Monroe … Called the hardest-hitting linebacker in the SEC by the Sporting News in its 2003 preseason college football issue.

Played in 12 games with 11 starts at Will linebacker … Sat out the Arkansas game with an injured shoulder … Ranked third on the team with 71 total tackles, which included 39 solo … Second on squad with 9.5 tackles for losses … Added three sacks for 20-yards in losses … Recovered a pair of fumbles … Recorded a career-high 12 tackles with 1.5 tackles for a loss at Auburn … Had two sacks against Alabama, while his other came in the victory at Kentucky … Added nine tackles to go with sack in win over Kentucky … Had at least one tackle for a loss in eight of LSU’s 13 games, including five of the Tigers’ last six contests … Capped season with five tackles, including one for an 8-yard loss vs. Texas in the Cotton Bowl.

Played in 11 games for the Tigers … Missed the season-opener with a knee injury … Key contributor on special teams and gives the Tiger linebacking corps a talented backup … Registered seven tackles … Had season-high of three stops vs. Florida … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2000. HIGH SCHOOL Rated as the South’s No. 14 linebacker prospect by Superprep … Honorable Mention for the Advocate Super Dozen … First team Class 4A All-State … Runner-up Class 4A Defensive MVP … A three-time All-District selection … Made 60 tackles, six sacks, two fumble recoveries, and one interception … He also made his presence felt on offense by catching 30 passes for 600 yards and 10 touchdowns … All-District selection as a receiver … Clocked at 4.6 in the 40 in high school … Coached in high school by John Guerin. PERSONAL Born on Feb. 21, 1982 in Baton Rouge … Parents are Lionel and Gail Turner … Has one brother, Ivory … Is the cousin of former LSU standout and former NFL player Raion Hill … Majoring in general studies.

Turner’s Career Defensive Stats

Year G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks Int
2001 Fr. 11-0 3 4 7 0-0 0-0 0
2002 So. 12-11 39 32 71 9.5-43 3-20 0
2003 Jr. 14-14 50 28 78 5-40 3-37 2-21
2004 Sr. 12-12 34 48 82 5-28 2-17 0
TOTALS 49-37 127 112 239 19.5-111 8-74 2-21
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