KaVontae Turpin

KaVontae  Turpin


Monroe, La.

High School:
Neville High School

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 157




TCU at Texas Tech Postgame Notes


No. 13 TCU Opens Versus South Dakota State



2016 TCU All Sports Banquet



No. 13 TCU Holds Off Kansas, 23-17

Horned Frogs extend their home winning streak to 12 games.


TCU Falls To Oklahoma State

Trevone Boykin passes for 445 yards and runs for 73 yards and two touchdowns.


TCU vs. Stanford

Photos from TCU football vs. Stanford - Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017


Big 12 Football Championship: TCU vs Oklahoma

Photos by Gregg Ellman


TCU vs. Baylor (USATSI)

Photos from TCU football vs. Baylor - Friday, Nov. 24, 2017


TCU vs. Texas Tech

Photos from TCU Football vs. Texas Tech - Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017


TCU vs. Texas

Photos from TCU's football against Texas on Nov. 4, 2017 at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

- 2015 FWAA Freshman All-American (Kickoff Returner)
- 2015 247Sports.com True Freshman All-American (All-Purpose)
- 2015 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Return Specialist)
- 2015 Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll (vs Oklahoma State)
- 2015 Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Texas)
- 2015 Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll (vs. Texas)
- 2016 Honorable-Mention Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year
- 2016 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 Return Specialist
- 2016 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Arkansas)
- 2016 Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll (vs. Arkansas)
- 2016 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. South Dakota State)
- 2017 Honorable-Mention All-American, SB Nation (KR/PR)
- 2017 First-Team All-Big 12 (KR/PR)
- 2017 First-Team AP All-Big 12 (All-Purpose)
- 2017 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (WR)
- 2017 Honorable-Mention Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year
- 2017 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. Kansas)

2017 | JUNIOR
Played in all 14 games with three starts … Associated Press first-team All-Big 12 selection as an all-purpose player and an honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection as a wide receiver … as a returner earned SB Nation honorable-mention All-American, honorable-mention Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year and first-team All-Big 12 selection … tied for team lead with 41 catches for 394 receiving yards and a touchdown … rushed for 86 yards on 11 carries with two touchdowns … with 260 punt return yards on 16 returns and 462 kick return yards on 15 returns, led team with 1,202 all-purpose yards on the season … returned punt for a touchdown in win over Kansas and returned kick for a touchdown at Iowa State in back-to-back weeks … also threw a touchdown in win over West Virginia … only player in the nation in 2017, and only the fifth in last 10 seasons, with a touchdown by passing, rushing, receiving, punt return and kick return in the same season … completed 2-of-2 passes on the season for 68 yards with the other completion coming in a win over Texas … earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week versus Kansas for returning three punts for 95 yards and a touchdown … set career highs in long kick return, long punt return and long rush with a 94-yard kick return at Iowa State, a 90-yard punt return against Kansas and a 39-yard rush versus Jackson State.

Played in eight games with two starts, battling injury throughout the season ... finished season with 986 all-purpose yards, second on the team despite missing five games with injury ... 123.2 all purpose yards per game led the team ... caught 30 passes for 295 yards and one touchdown ... also had nine carries for 84 yards, an average of 9.3 yards per rush ... honorable-mention Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year and All-Big 12 return specialist ... had 17 kick returns for 482 yards, an average of 28.4 per return ... had 10 punt returns for 125 yards, and average of 12.5 per return ... had 81-yard punt return touchdown against South Dakota State, as well as seven catches for 62 yards and a rush for 33 yards, totaling 177 all-purpose yards ... topped that number with 295 all-purpose yards against Arkansas with 126 receiving yards on seven catches, 136 kick return yards on four returns and 33 punt return yards on three returns ... career-long kick return of 64 yards against Arkansas set up potential game-winning field goal ... named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after both South Dakota State and Arkansas game ... through those two games, led the FBS with 236.0 all-purpose yards per game, but was injured in the next game against Iowa State ... caught his lone receiving touchdown of the season against Oklahoma State ... had season-bests of four carries for 40 yards against Baylor ... returned four punts for 126 yards with a long of 50 yards in the Autozone Liberty Bowl against Georgia.

Saw action in all 13 games with five starts ... named Freshman All-American by the FWAA as a kick returner and by 247Sports.com in an all-purpose role ... honorable mention All-Big 12 selection as a return specialist ... had 45 receptions for 649 yards, a total of 14.4 yards per catch with eight touchdown receptions…had 20 carries for 116 yards, a 5.8 yards per carry average… completed 1-of-2 passes for 18 yards…  had 17 punt returns for 181 yards with a touchdown, a 10.6 yards per return average… had 27 kick returns for 729 yards, a 27.0 yards per return average… making his first career start, Turpin scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 6-yard second-quarter scoring grab from Trevone Boykin against Stephen F. Austin ... totaled three receptions, a carry for 17 yards and three punt returns for 73 yards ... had four touchdown receptions against Texas on Oct. 3, the most by a freshman in Big 12 conference history ... four touchdowns against Texas were tied for the national lead in 2015 and most by a freshman ... finished the Texas game with six catches for 138 yards, amassing 22.0 yards per catch ... added two carries for 14 yards, a 4-yard punt return and a 26-yard kickoff return to finish with 182 all-purpose yards on the day.  ... named Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week and Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll selection following performance against Texas ... had second career 100-yard receiving game against Oklahoma State on Nov. 7 ... named to Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll following performance against Oklahoma State ... Turpin’s career-long 49-yard punt return against Kansas was TCU’s first for a touchdown since Cameron Echols-Luper went 69 yards at Kansas the previous season… had 81 all-purpose yards in Valero Alamo Bowl with five receptions for 65 yards.

Three-star recruit and No. 12 overall prospect in Louisiana by Scout.com ... all state and first-team All-Northeast Louisiana as a senior ... also named the All-NELA Big School Offensive Player of the Year ... totaled 1,928 all-purpose yards, including 904 rushing and 724 receiving, and 29 touchdowns ... reached the end zone 16 times in his team’s state title run his senior year ... as a sophomore, he scored three first-half touchdowns in a playoff game as his school looked to defend its 2011 state title ... chose TCU over Texas Tech.


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