Over the next two weeks, NIUHuskies.com will preview every position on the 2013 Northern Illinois football team, continuing today with the wide receivers. In addition, sign up for Huskies All-Access to see a video breakdown of every position with interviews and practice highlights. The video will be available within 24 hours after the article is posted. Wednesday's position group: defensive line.
2013: True freshman appeared in 11 games, starting two...Caught eight passes for 10 yards on the season...Carried the ball seven times for 40 yards on the season...Rushed for a career-high 29 yards on two carries in a win over Eastern Michigan (10-26)...Recorded career highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (33) at Central Michigan (10-19).
High School: Four-time all-area and all-conference honoree during his career at Copley High School. Awarded the team's MVP and best offensive back award each of his four seasons. Rated as the 11th-best running back and 37th-best prospect overall in Ohio by Rivals.com. Garnered Army All-American honorable mention accolades following the 2012 campaign. Four-year starter at Copley who played running back, wide receiver and cornerback. Rushed for 4,742 yards and scored 79 total touchdowns in his four seasons with the Indians. Capped off his career at CHS with 1,378 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns on 208 carries, averaging 6.6 yards per carry. Added 17 receptions for 249 yards and two scores in 2012. Earned all-state recognition as a junior. Rushed for 1,236 yards on 145 carries, while scoring 14 total touchdowns during the 2011 season. Helped lead Copley to the state playoffs and a conference runner-up finish as a sophomore. Gained 1,170 yards and scored 12 touchdowns on 180 carries in 2010. Churned out 958 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman with the Indians. Personal:Born Jan. 10, 1995, in Akron, Ohio. Son of Aregeros and Sandee Turner. Sister, Janae, runs track at California University in Pennsylvania. Wants to major in graphic design. Volunteers with the South Rangers Pee-Wee Football Association and at the Ed Davis Community Center. Enjoys listening to music. Admires Jesse Owens.
TURNER'S SINGLE GAME CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 4, at Central Michigan, 10-19-13 Receiving Yards: 33, at Central Michigan, 10-19-13 Rushing Yards: 29, vs. Eastern Michigan, 10-26-13