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#27 Alan Turner
Position: Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 201
Year: Senior
City/State: Junction City, Ark.
High School: Junction City HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Alan Turner
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011

CAREER SUMMARY: Turner has seen action in 32 games and made 14 starts. He has recorded 109 tackles, 1.5 for loss, and three interceptions.

2013: Turner started all 12 games and led the team with 97 tackles while adding 0.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one quarterback hurry and five pass breakups. His tackles total and tackles-per-game average of 8.08 ranked seventh in the SEC. He registered a career-high 16 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, and added one pass breakup vs. Mississippi State. He opened the season with six tackles in victories vs. Louisiana and vs. Samford. He made seven tackles and had one pass breakup in the win vs. Southern Miss. He made five tackles at Rutgers. He opened conference play vs. No. 10 Texas A&M with 12 tackles, including a career-high nine solo stops, and one pass breakup. He recorded one tackle at No. 18 Florida and tallied eight tackles and one pass breakup vs. No. 14 South Carolina. At No. 1 Alabama, he recorded nine tackles and one quarterback hurry. He registered eight tackles vs. No. 8 Auburn and at Ole Miss, and made his first interception of the season at Ole Miss. In Arkansas’ season finale at No. 15 LSU, he recorded 11 tackles, one pass breakup and one interception that he returned for 24 yards.

2012: Turner appeared in all 12 games, earning starts at Texas A&M and at Auburn, and made 14 tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one interception. Three of his tackles came on special teams, tied for the fifth-highest total on the team. He made a career-high six tackles at Texas A&M in his first collegiate start. He started again the next week and recorded four tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one interception in a 24-7 victory at Auburn. His interception came in the end zone in the fourth quarter, halting an Auburn drive and preserving Arkansas' 17-point lead. He made one tackle in the season-opening 49-24 win vs. Jacksonville State and again the next week vs. ULM. He made two tackles vs. No. 1 Alabama.

2011: He played in eight games and made four tackles, all on special teams, which tied for eighth on the team. He collected two tackles in the 38-28 win vs. Troy. He made one tackle in the 52-3 win vs. New Mexico and in the 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina. He also saw action vs. Missouri State, vs. Tennessee, vs. Mississippi State, at No. 1 LSU and vs. No. 11 Kansas State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

2010: He worked with the Arkansas scout team while redshirting.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-sport athlete in high school, Turner played both safety and running back at Junction City, and he returned kickoffs and punts for head coach David Carpenter. He was an all-state honoree in 2009 and was selected to play in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. Turner helped lead the Dragons to back-to-back Class 2A state championships and a record of 27-1 during 2008 and 2009 combined. As a senior, he had 67 tackles, eight interceptions and forced four fumbles. In the state title game against Bearden in his senior season, he rushed 16 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. In the semifinals against Leftwich, he returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to spark Junction City to a 56-0 victory. Turner was also an outstanding basketball player for his high school. He was also recruited by Auburn, Louisiana Tech and Baylor.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 24, 1991, he is the son of Paul and Cynthia Turner. He is enrolled in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.


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