Four-year starter at guard who had an outstanding career at UNC • Played in 52 games at UNC and made 42 career starts.
• First-team All-America (Associated Press)
• Second-team All-America (CBS Sports, FWAA)
• First-team All-ACC (ACSMA and coaches)
2015 – Senior Season
Started all 14 games at right guard • Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performances against South Carolina, Illinois, Virginia and Miami • Only player to earn the honor in four different weeks • Graded out at 90 percent or better in each of the first four games of the season and 11 of 14 on the year • Offensive line was named a Joe Moore Award semifinalist, a new award which recognizes the best o-line play in the country • Helped pave the way for Carolina to rush for more than 220 yards per game as tailback Elijah Hood rushed for 1,463 yards and quarterback Marquise Williams ran for 948 • Graded out a 91 percent, had nine knockdowns and did not allow a sack or QB pressure in a 30-27 overtime victory at Virginia Tech, which clinched the Coastal Division title • Tar Heels had 240 yards rushing against the Hokies • Posted a grade of 93 percent and did not allow a sack or pressure in a 59-21 win over Miami • Played a key role in pass protection and the running game as Carolina piled up 704 total yards of offense – the third-highest total in school history – and beat rival Duke 66-31 • Graded out at 90 percent, had 12 knockdown blocks and did not allow a sack or pressure while playing more than 70 snaps against the Blue Devils • Carolina averaged 8.8 yards per play and had a key block on a Marquise Williams touchdown run vs. Duke • Posted six knockdowns and helped lead Carolina to a 26-13 win at Pitt • Graded out at a career-high 95 percent and posted eight knockdown blocks in a 26-13 win over Virginia • UNC averaged 6.6 yards per play in posting 422 yards of total offense • Paved the way for Elijah Hood to rush for 101 yards and a pair of 3-yard touchdown runs • Had seven knockdown blocks in the win over Wake Forest • Graded out at 91 percent, had nine knockdown blocks, no loafs and did not allow a sack in a 41-14 victory over Delaware • Led an offense that averaged 8.4 yards per play and totaled a season-high 568 yards of offense • Graded out at 90 percent and recorded 11 knockdown blocks in the win over Illinois • Led an offensive line that did not allow a sack and helped UNC post 471 total yards, including 254 on the ground, an average of 6.9 yards per carry • Playing both right guard and left guard throughout the evening, Turner posted a career-best grade of 94 percent in UNC’s 53-14 win over North Carolina A&T • Did not allow any pressure or sacks as Carolina had 463 yards of total offense • Posted a 90 percent grade and registered 10 knockdown blocks against the Gamecocks • Tar Heels ran for 208 yards and averaged 6.5 yards per carry in the opener.
2014 – Junior Season
Earned third-team All-ACC honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association • Carolina’s most consistent performer • Started 11 of 13 contests • Missed the ECU and Clemson games due to injury • Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after his performance in a 45-20 victory at No. 25 Duke as the Tar Heels posted 315 rushing yards and a season-best 591 total yards • Posted a career-best grade of 97 percent against the Blue Devils and had 15 knockdown blocks • Graded out at 87 percent on the season • Had an outstanding game in the win over Georgia Tech with 14 knockdown blocks and a 90 percent grade • Graded out at 86 percent and had a team-high 10 knockdown blocks in the win over Pitt as the Tar Heels rushed for 238 yards • Played well in the season opener with 13 knockdowns and an 87 percent grade • Posted 10-or-more knockdown blocks in five games.
2013 – Sophomore Season
Started all 13 games at right guard • Averaged 75 snaps per game, the highest mark on the team • Had 11 knockdowns against Old Dominion • Played all 66 snaps at Pitt and graded out at 83 percent • Saw action on 70 snaps against Virginia and graded out at 86 percent with 11 knockdowns • Played all 82 snpas at NC State and graded out at a team-best 92 percent • Had eight knockdowns in 70 snaps against Boston College • Played all 84 snaps and had a team-high nine knockdowns against Miami • Played all 76 snaps at Virginia Tech and had 10 knockdowns • Saw action on all 82 snaps against East Carolina • Played all 58 snaps and graded out at a team-high 90 percent with seven knockdowns at Georgia Tech • Had six knockdowns in 37 snaps against Middle Tennessee • Saw action on all 85 snaps in the season opener at South Carolina and finished with 10 knockdowns while grading out at 82 percent.
2012 – Redshirt Freshman Season
Appeared in all 12 games on the offensive line and started the final four games at right guard after Brennan Williams suffered a season-ending injury • Redshirted in 2011.
Harrisonburg High School
Graduated early from Harrisonburg High School and enrolled at UNC in January 2011 • SuperPrep All-America • Ranked the No. 91 overall prospect and the No. 5 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com • Member of the Scout 300 • Played in the U.S. Army All-America Game • Member of the Rivals250 • Rated the No. 3 offensive guard in the nation and the No. 106 overall prospect by Rivals.com • Ranked the third-best prospect in Virginia by Rivals.com • Rated the top offensive lineman and the No. 6 overall prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep • Named all-state in back-to-back seasons • Paved the way for Harrisonburg’s running back to rush for more than 5,000 yards over the last two seasons • Helped lead his team to the state finals as a senior • Also played middle linebacker • Coached by Tim Sarver.
Son of Dawn Womack and West Turner • English and exercise and sport science major • Both his father and uncle played football at West Virginia • Born May 15, 1993 • Exercise and sport science major • Would like to play professionally for the Pittsburgh Steelers • Favorite TV show is “Family Guy” • Wears No. 78 because it is the same number he’s worn since eighth grade • Favorite video game is the “Battlefield” series • His uncle, Jim Braxton, played fullback for the Buffalo Bills in the 1970s • At the U.S. Army game, he gave his helmet to the battalion that was shipping out to Afghanistan.