Position
Offensive Guard
Height
6'3
Weight
316 lbs.
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
New Orleans, La.
Major
Sport Administration
High School
St. Augustine HS

2014 Third-Round NFL Draft Pick (Carolina Panthers) – No. 92 Overall
2013 Second Team All-SEC (AP)

CAREER
Two-year starter on at right guard for the Tigers … Played in 25 games with 20 starts in two years of action at LSU … Played a total of 1,416 snaps with 115 knockdowns during his career … Opted to forgo final two years of eligibility at LSU and entered into the 2014 NFL Draft … Eligible for NFL Draft as a third-year sophomore.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played and started all 13 games at right guard … Earned second team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press … Helped pave the way for 1,400-yard rusher Jeremy Hill … Also key member of LSU offensive line that blocked for Tiger run game that accounted for a school-record 37 rushing touchdowns in 2013 … Played a total of 857 snaps from scrimmage with 64 knockdowns … Had season-high 10 knockdowns in Outback Bowl win over Iowa as LSU racked up 220 rushing yards against the Hawkeyes … Played every offensive snap in final four games of season (55 vs. Alabama, 74 vs. Texas A&M, 71 vs. Arkansas and 71 vs. Iowa) … Had seven knockdowns against Texas A&M as Tigers pounded Aggies with 324 rushing yards in 34-10 victory.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Played in 12 games with seven starts in 2012 … For season, played a total of 559 snaps with 51 knockdowns … Entered season as a backup to Josh Williford at right guard before injuries pressed him into his first extended action against Florida in week 6 … Started for the first time a week later at right guard in win over No. 3 South Carolina and held the starting spot for the remainder of the year … Played every snap (81) with four knockdowns in win over South Carolina … … Played every offensive snap in LSU’s last five games, and in six of the seven games he started … Since taking over the starting position at right guard in week 7, missed only one snap from scrimmage the remainder of the season … Missed one play vs. Texas A&M … Finished year ranked No. 2 on team in knockdowns … Had tremendous outing vs. Ole Miss with 12 knockdowns on 77 snaps … Played 84 snaps with six knockdowns as LSU piled up 435 total yards (139 rushing, 296 passing) in near-upset of No. 1 Alabama … Helped pave the way for Jeremy Hill’s 127 yard rushing effort in win over Texas A&M in College Station … LSU had a 100-yard rusher in four of the seven games that Turner started, all four coming from Hill … Prior to being inserted into the game vs. Florida, had played a total of 28 snaps for his entire LSU career … Played 36 snaps vs. Florida … Saw his first action as a Tiger against North Texas in the season-opener with two snaps.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 14 offensive guard and No. 14 in the state of Louisiana by Rivals … Rated as the No. 16 offensive guard by Scout.com … Ranked No. 15 in the state by Tigerbait.com … Named to the 2011 PrepStar All-American team … Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Blue Chip list as well as being a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Second Dozen … Teammate of fellow signee Jonah Austin … Coached by David Johnson.

PERSONAL
Full name is Trai Denzell Turner … Parents are Barry and Capacine Turner … Born June 14, 1993, in New Orleans, La. … Majoring sports administration.

 

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