Billy Turner (American football)

William Turner (born October 17, 1991) is an American football guard for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Dakota State.

Billy Turner
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Turner with the Denver Broncos.
No. 77 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born:October 17, 1991 (age 27)
Shoreview, Minnesota
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:Mounds View
(Arden Hills, Minnesota)
College:North Dakota State
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:40
Games started:25
Player stats at NFL.com

High school career

Turner attended Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota. He was an all-state lineman for the Mustangs football team, helping compile a 26–8 record, winning section titles, and advancing to state playoffs all three years during his career.

College career

Turner attended North Dakota State University from 2010 to 2013. In 2010, Turner started in 12 games. In 2011, he started 14 games. In 2012, Turner started in 15 games and was named to the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team. In 2013, he made all 15 starts at left tackle and was responsible for zero quarterback sacks. He was named All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team and two-time Offensive Lineman of the Week. He was a consensus FCS All-American in 2012 and 2013 and was part of three FCS national championship teams. He participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl. He was one of the top small-school prospects of the 2014 NFL Draft.[1][2][3][4]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 78 in
(1.95 m)
315 lb
(143 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
5.16 s 4.71 s 7.92 s 28 in
(0.71 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

2014 NFL Draft

Projected as a second-to-third round selection by CBS Sports,[6] Turner was the highest selected North Dakota State player since Lamar Gordon in 2002. He was drafted in the third round (67th overall) by the Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins

On October 9, 2016, Turner was forced into the starting lineup and had to learn to play left tackle on short notice with starting left tackle, Branden Albert, out with an illness and backup left tackle, Laremy Tunsil, out with an injured ankle. After giving up 3 sacks and 2 quarterback pressures to the Tennessee Titans, Turner, along with Dallas Thomas, was released by the Dolphins.[7]

Baltimore Ravens

On October 12, 2016, Turner was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Ravens, but was released three days later.[8][9]

Denver Broncos

On October 17, 2016, Turner was claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos.[10]

On October 17, 2017, Turner was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken hand in Week 6 against the New York Giants.[11]

On March 17, 2018, Turner re-signed with the Broncos.[12] He started 11 games, four at right tackle in place of an injured Jared Veldheer, and the final seven games of the year at left guard in place of an injured Max Garcia.

Green Bay Packers

On March 14, 2019, Turner signed a four-year, $28 million contract with the Green Bay Packers.[13]

Personal life

Turner's father, Maurice Turner, and his brother, Bryan Kehl, both played in the NFL.

References

  1. ^ "2014 NFL Draft: FCS prospects Turner and West shine on big stage - CBSSports.com". cbssports.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Billy Turner | North Dakota State, OT : 2014 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "North Dakota State T/G Billy Turner: 2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report". rantsports.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "Senior Bowl 2014: North Dakota State OT Billy Turner impressing scouts – FanSided – Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology – 240+ Sites". fansided.com. Retrieved February 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Billy Turner". nfl.com. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft - 2014 NFL Draft Prospects - CBSSports.com - NFLDraftScout.com". cbssports.com. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Add Chekwa And Young". MiamiDolphins.com. October 11, 2016.
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 12, 2016). "Ravens Add Another Offensive Lineman, Release Linebacker Chris Carter". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  9. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 15, 2016). "Ravens Promote Undrafted Rookie LB Patrick Onwuasor To 53-Man Roster". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  10. ^ Mason, Andrew (October 17, 2016). "Broncos awarded Billy Turner off waivers". DenverBroncos.com.
  11. ^ DiLalla, Aric (October 17, 2017). "Broncos release Ahtyba Rubin, place Billy Turner on IR". DenverBroncos.com.
  12. ^ "Report: Broncos re-sign offensive lineman Billy Turner". 247Sports.com. March 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Packers sign four players". Packers.com. March 14, 2019.

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