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Landon Turner (born May 15, 1993) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He played college football at North Carolina. His uncle Jim Braxton played professionally for the Bills and Dolphins in the 1970s.[1]

Landon Turner
Free agent
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-05-15) May 15, 1993 (age 26)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Harrisonburg
(Harrisonburg, Virginia)
College:North Carolina
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:7
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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High school careerEdit

Turner was a four-year starter at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was All-State his junior and senior years, as he paved the way for running back Michael Holmes, who later played at Virginia Tech, to rush for more than 5,000 yards combined in both seasons. In Turner's senior season, he helped Harrisonburg to the VHSL Division 4 state final, where they lost 41–21 to Alex Carter's Briar Woods High School.[2] Turner was named a U.S. Army All-American and Parade All-American following his senior year.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Landon Turner
OG
Harrisonburg, VA Harrisonburg HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 308 lb (140 kg) 5.3 Jul 11, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 16   Rivals: 16
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "North Carolina Commit List for 2011". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Football Recruiting: North Carolina". Scout.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "RecruitTracker 2011: North Carolina". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at North Carolina, Turner saw action in twelve games in 2012. He served as a backup his first eight games, before replacing an injured Brennan Williams at right guard for the final four games of the season. He would remain a starter throughout his four years.[3] In his junior year, he was named 3rd team All-ACC by the media. As a senior, he was named consensus 1st-Team All-ACC and 1st Team All-American by the Associated Press (AP) and won the Jim Parker Trophy.[4]

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Turner was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.[5]

On September 2, 2017, Turner was waived by the Saints and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on January 16, 2018.[8]

On September 1, 2018, Turner was waived by the Saints.[9] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 24, 2018, but was released three days later.[10]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

On October 30, 2018, Turner was signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.[11] He was released on November 8, 2018.[12]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On December 19, 2018, Turner was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on December 31, 2018.[14] He was waived on May 29, 2019.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On August 20, 2019, Turner was signed by the Seattle Seahawks.[15] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.southernpigskin.com/archives/carolina_blue_turners_decision/
  2. ^ "Briar Woods defeats Harrisonburg, 41–21, in the Virginia AA Division 4 final". Washington Post. December 12, 2010.
  3. ^ Landon Turner has North Carolina feeling good
  4. ^ UNC's Turner named top lineman in the nation
  5. ^ "Saints Add 19 Undrafted Free Agents". NewOrleansSaints.com. May 2, 2016. Archived from the original on September 24, 2017. Retrieved June 17, 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "New Orleans Saints make 37 roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Teope, Herbie (January 16, 2018). "Saints sign 10 players, including De'Vante Harris, to reserve/future contracts". NOLA.com.
  9. ^ "New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "G Landon Turner returns to Saints practice squad". Saints Wire. USA Today. October 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "Vikings Sign Landon Turner to Practice Squad". Vikings.com. October 30, 2018.
  12. ^ Gates, Christopher (November 8, 2018). "Vikings bring Roc Thomas back to practice squad, waive Landon Turner". Daily Norseman.
  13. ^ "Panthers place Graham Gano on injured reserve". Panthers.com. December 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "Panthers sign 13 players to future contracts". Panthers.com. December 31, 2018.
  15. ^ Boyle, John (August 20, 2019). "Seahawks Sign Guard Landon Turner, Place Guard Demetrius Knox On Injured Reserve". Seahawks.com.
  16. ^ Boyle, John (August 31, 2019). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves, Establish 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com.

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