Joseph Turner
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Joseph Turner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Lyndon B. Johnson High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
03/06/1987

Experience:
4L


2009: A second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection ... appeared on the watch list for the Doak Walker Award ... invited to the East-West Shrine Game ... topped TCU in rushing for the third consecutive season with a career-high 754 yards ... moved into 13th place on TCU's all-time rushing list with 2,094 yards ... led the Horned Frogs while tying for second in the MWC with 11 rushing touchdowns ... the 11 scores moved him into fourth place on TCU's career rushing touchdowns list with 29 ... ran for a season-high 129 yards, his third career 100-yard game, and three touchdowns on 13 carries against Texas State ... had a season-long 34-yard run in the game ... had a rushing touchdown in eight of the 13 contests ... had a pair of 5-yard touchdown carries as part of a 66-yard effort at Wyoming ... posted back-to-back totals of 79 and 72 yards versus SMU and Air Force, respectively ... the SMU game saw him carry the ball a season-high 19 times ... the Air Force contest was played on a frozen field with the wind chill in single digits ... rushed for at least 61 yards in eight contests ... had three receptions for 31 yards on the season.

2008: Topped TCU with 577 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns ... the 11 rushing scores tied for fourth in the Mountain West Conference ... his final touchdown of the season provided the Horned Frogs' final points of the campaign, a 17-yard carry with 8:51 to play for the go-ahead score in a 17-16 Poinsettia Bowl victory over Boise State ... rushed for a season-best 83 yards on 16 carries against the Broncos ... ran for 69 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown, on 19 carries in the 32-7 win over BYU ... added a career-long 16-yard reception against the Cougars ... had first-half scoring runs of 12, 4 and 4 yards in the 67-7 victory against Stephen F. Austin ... rushed for 67 yards and a pair of 4-yard touchdowns in the 48-7 win at SMU ... totaled 63 yards on 16 attempts, including a 3-yard score, in the 41-7 triumph over San Diego State ... had a season-long 21-yard run at Oklahoma as he topped the Horned Frogs with 54 yards on 14 carries against the Sooners ... closed the regular season with 50 yards on nine attempts in the 44-10 win over Air Force ... totaled five receptions for 42 yards on the season ... did not play at Utah due to injury.

2007: Selected by his teammates as TCU's Offensive Most Valuable Player ... TCU's leading rusher with 597 yards on a 5.2 per carry mark ... also topped the Frogs with six touchdowns ... TCU posted a 6-2 record in games that he was healthy throughout the contest ... the Frogs were 5-0 when he rushed for at least 56 yards ... Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after closing the regular season with 226 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 33 carries in a 45-33 win at San Diego State ... it was the most yards by a Frog since Lonta Hobbs ran for 287 yards in a 27-20 win over Memphis in 2002 ... was making just his third collegiate start that night at Qualcomm Stadium ... had the 14th-best single-game rushing performance in TCU history and the Frogs' 23rd 200-yard effort ... became the first Frog to rush for four touchdowns in a contest since Jeff Ballard in 2005 versus New Mexico ... the scoring runs were from 5, 9, 14 and 41 yards ... it tied for the third-best single-game rushing touchdown total in TCU history ... it was the second 100-yard rushing game of his career ... had 115 yards on 28 carries while making his first collegiate start in the 37-0 victory over New Mexico ... the 28 attempts against the Lobos equaled his combined carries for his first five games of the season ... suffered an injury in the first quarter of the Texas Bowl win over Houston and did not return ... missed three contests (Air Force, Colorado State, Wyoming) due to injury while also being sidelined early at Texas ... returned from a two-game injury absence to rush for 75 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown, on 12 carries in the 38-36 win at Stanford ... had two pass receptions for 17 yards while adding 61 yards rushing, including a 3-yard scoring run, on 14 attempts in the 34-10 win over UNLV ... began the year with 56 yards on nine carries in the 27-0 victory versus Baylor.

2006: Young tailback who impressed when called upon ... placed fifth on TCU with 166 yards rushing on a 6.9 per carry mark ... his season-best 83 yards on 11 attempts represented a game-high total for the Frogs in a 52-0 win over San Diego State ... included in his output against the Aztecs was a 24-yard scoring run ... had his first collegiate carries late in the 46-13 win over UC Davis ... ran six times for 32 yards ... totaled 24 yards on five attempts at Colorado State ... had a 22-yard gain against Wyoming in racking up 24 yards on two carries.

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Rushed for 1,089 yards as a junior and had 735 yards through four games as a senior before injuring his knee ... lettered in both football and track & field at LBJ High School in Austin ... coached in football by David Seaborn ... was a first-team all-district performer in 2003 ... also a standout on the track with a best time of 20.9 in the 200 meters ... as a junior, was the district champion in both the 100 and 200 meters, placed second in the regionals and was fifth at the state 4A meet in the 200.

Personal: Mother's name is Jackie Moore ... pursuing a degree is psychology with a minor in social work ... interests include video games and drawing.


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