Was only in the starting lineup for five games (Arizona, Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State and Oklahoma), but saw a starter's share of snaps ... Topped the team with two forced fumbles (vs. TCU and Oklahoma) ... Recovered a fumble against TCU and returned it 22 yards ... Had seven tackles against Kansas and five against Oklahoma and Arizona ... Registered a quarterback sack against four different opponents (Arizona, Kansas, TCU and Texas Tech) ... Had two tackles for loss at Arizona ... Blocked a field goal at Baylor ... Broke up a pass against Purdue in OSU's bowl romp.
Ended the season with 10 tackles behind the line of scrimmage to rank second on the team in that category (behind Jamie Blatnick) and No. 11 in the Big 12 ... Top tackle totals were five at Texas and four against Arizona and Missouri ... Quarterback sacks came in the first two games of the season (Louisiana and Arizona) ... Had three tackles for loss at Texas ... Had one tackle behind the line of scrimmage in eight of OSU's 13 games, including the Fiesta Bowl ... Was credited with a forced fumble against Louisiana.
Got his first three career starts against Troy, Tulsa and Louisiana as Shane Jarka fought injuries ... Season high in tackles was six against Louisiana in a game in which he had two stops for six yards in losses, a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry ... Had solo tackles against Washington State, Troy (for a three-yard loss), Tulsa, Texas Tech, K-State and Baylor ... Stop against Baylor went for a four-yard loss.
Saw action in every game and ended the regular season with 13 tackles, including nine solo stops ... Had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage with a half-sack ... Credited with one tackle in the opener vs. Georgia and it was a sack that went for a three-yard loss ... Also recovered a fumble against the Bulldogs ... Had a season-high four tackles the following week vs. Houston ... Credited with three tackles against Rice and two vs. Oklahoma ... Had a quarterback hurry against Texas ... Against Missouri he had a tackle for loss, a pass break-up and a forced fumble.
Rated as a top-30 prospect at tight end by Rivals and as a top-50 recruit in Georgia by the service ... A SuperPrep all-region selection ... All-area selection and earned all-district honors on both sides of the ball ... As a senior, caught 12 passes for 286 yards and on defense was credited with 70 tackles, including 16 for loss, and eight quarterback sacks ... Solid student who originally committed to Duke and also considered Vanderbilt.
Born May 3, 1990, in Cincinnati ... Son of Hazel Rae Turner and Norman Turner ... Has two brothers ... Education/University Studies major ... His brother, Nicholas, plays basketball at Northwestern Tech ... Lists cooking as one of his hobbies.