Jim Turner (placekicker)
James Bayard Turner (born March 28, 1941) is a former American football player. A quarterback and placekicker, he played college football for Utah State University and was signed as a free agent in 1964 by the American Football League's New York Jets head coach Weeb Ewbank. "Tank" kicked a then record 145 points in the 1968 regular season, with a professional football record 34 field goals. Turner kicked for nine points in the AFL Championship game win over the Oakland Raiders, and ten points in the Jets's 16-7 defeat of the Baltimore Colts in the Third World Championship of Professional Football, Super Bowl III.
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|Born:||March 28, 1941|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1963 / Round: 19 / Pick: 259|
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The last of Turner's three field goals in Super Bowl III was for 9 yards, the shortest in Super Bowl history. At that time, the goal posts were located at the front of the end zones. They have since been moved to the back, so it's no longer possible to kick a field goal from this short a distance. Mike Clark of the Dallas Cowboys tied Turner's record for the shortest Super Bowl field goal in Super Bowl VI.
In the locker room after the game, on national television (NBC-TV), Turner shouted "Welcome to the AFL !"
Following the AFL-NFL merger, Turner also played with the Denver Broncos for another nine seasons and kicked four points in a losing effort in Super Bowl XII against the Dallas Cowboys, connecting on a 47-yard field goal and an extra point following a 5-yard touchdown run by Rob Lytle. He was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame in 1988.
- "Super Bowl III - New York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts - January 12th, 1969". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
- "Super Bowl VI - Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys - January 16th, 1972". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
- "Super Bowl XII - Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys - January 15th, 1978". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
- "Where Are They Now: Jim Turner". Denver Broncos. Retrieved June 6, 2018.
- "Jim Turner Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved June 6, 2018.