Robert James Turbin (born December 2, 1989) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Utah State Aggies, and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seahawks. With the Seahawks, he won Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos. He has played for the Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.
Turbin with the Indianapolis Colts in 2016
|No. 34 – Seattle Seahawks|
|Born:||December 2, 1989|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2019|
- 1 High school career
- 2 College career
- 3 Professional career
- 4 Career statistics and records
- 5 Community involvement and philanthropy
- 6 References
- 7 External links
High school careerEdit
Turbin played high school football at Irvington High School in Fremont, California. As a junior, he led the varsity team to a Mission Valley Athletic League football championship, and his team would go on to play in the NCS Division 3A East Bay Conference championship, where they lost to Las Lomas High 21-14. He was named first-team all-league running back as well as an all-league defensive back as a senior, and earned the league Defensive Player of the Year award. He rushed 143 times for 1,232 yards and 14 touchdowns and had nine receptions for 103 yards, and defensively, he recorded six interceptions. He was also a two-year letterwinner in basketball as well as track & field.
Turbin enrolled at Utah State University and played for the Aggies football team. As a redshirt sophomore in 2009, he gained 1,296 rushing yards and 418 receiving yards and scored 18 touchdowns. In the annual rivalry game against the Utah Utes, Turbin set a school record with a 96-yard touchdown run. He missed the 2010 season due to a knee injury, but he returned in 2011 as the Aggies' lead running back. In the first half of the 2011 season, Turbin ran for at least 100 yards in five of the six games. Turbin's 1,517 rushing yards during the 2011 season ranked 10th among NCAA Division I FBS players. In 2011 Turbin also set the single season rushing touchdowns record for Utah State with 19 rushing touchdowns. His average of 6.1 yards per carry tied him with Dominique Sherrer and Ed Wesley for 25th for the season.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in
|9 3⁄4 in
|4.50 s||1.57 s||2.57 s||4.31 s||7.16 s||36 in
|10 ft 2 in
|All values from NFL Combine.|
On April 28, 2012, Turbin was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round with the 106th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. That year, he and Bobby Wagner became the highest-drafted pair of USU players since 1980. Playing as a backup to Marshawn Lynch, Turbin ran for 354 yards on 81 carries in his rookie season. In Week 14 against NFC West rival Arizona, Turbin got a significant number of carries in the second half thanks to a blowout, and would have his first career 100 yard game, getting 108 yards on 20 carries in a 58-0 victory.
Again serving as a backup to Lynch, Turbin got fewer touches in 2013, ending up with 77 carries and 264 rushing yards and 8 receptions for 60 yards. Turbin obtained his first Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XLVIII, recording 9 carries for 25 yards in the game during the 43–8 victory.
Still the second-string running back in 2014, Turbin scored his first career NFL touchdown in Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers, catching a three-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson in the loss. He would score a second in week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers on a 13-yard catch-and-run. He would add a 34-yard catch later in the game, a 19-3 victory. In Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams, Turbin got 11 carries for 53 yards and caught a pass for 13 yards. He ended the season with 74 carries for 310 yards, along with 16 receptions for 186 yards. The Seahawks finished the season 12-4 and advanced to the Super Bowl for the second straight year. In Super Bowl XLIX, Turbin had 2 carries for 21 yards, but the Seahawks lost 28–24 to the New England Patriots as they failed to repeat as champions. After sustaining a high ankle sprain in the third preseason game, he was waived with an injury settlement on September 9, 2015.
Turbin was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 10, 2015. He spent five weeks recovering from his previous ankle injury. He played in 3 games, recording 18 carries for 60 yards, before being waived by the team on November 10.
In 2015, with the departure of DeMarco Murray in free agency, the Dallas Cowboys acquired a group of running backs for depth purposes at various points during the season. On November 18, Turbin was signed as a free agent to backup Darren McFadden and replace former Seahawks teammate Christine Michael. He began playing as soon as he got to the team, registering seven carries for 35 yards, one receptions for 3 yards and being involved in pass protections assignments, while playing 4 days later against the Miami Dolphins. His best game came against the Green Bay Packers, when he posted 51 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Turbin signed with the Indianapolis Colts in March 2016. In the 2016 season, he appeared in 15 games and recorded 164 rushing yards and a career-high seven rushing touchdowns, as well as 179 receiving yards and one score.
On March 13, 2017, Turbin signed a two-year, $4.1 million contract extension with the Colts. Turbin left the game following a left arm injury in the fourth quarter of the Week 6 Monday Night Football game against the Tennessee Titans. He was diagnosed with a dislocated elbow and was placed on injured reserve on October 20, 2017. Overall, he finished the 2017 season with 53 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, and nine receptions for 56 yards.
Seattle Seahawks (second stint)Edit
Career statistics and recordsEdit
|Team won the Super Bowl|
Community involvement and philanthropyEdit
He also sponsors an annual charity basketball game in his hometown to help support his foundation, Runnin4U, which funds research and public awareness of cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Turbin founded the Runnin4U Foundation as a philanthropy initiative in 2015 in partnership with the Seattle Foundation.
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- "Utah State football: Aggie on the rise – Robert Turbin". Deseret News. August 30, 2009.
- Tony Jones (August 17, 2011). "USU Football: You will never guess who Robert Turbin's childhood hero is". The Salt Lake Tribune.
- Williams, Kraig (August 27, 2011). "Five questions with Utah State running back Robert Turbin". Deseret News.
- Monson, Gordon (September 27, 2011). "Utah State's Robert Turbin overcomes turmoil to succeed". The Salt Lake Tribune.
- Greene, Dana (August 10, 2011). "Robert Turbin ready to power Aggies". abc4.com.
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- "Utah-Utah State Recap". CNN. Retrieved September 4, 2009.
- "Robert Turbin Bio". Utah State University. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- Doug Hoffman (August 31, 2011). "Utah State football: Robert Turbin marking off calendar, counting down days to return". Deseret News.
- "Robert Turbin 2011 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Rushing Yards Leaders – All Players". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- "Yards Per Rush Attempt Leaders – Qualified". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
- "Latavius Murray | Central Florida, RB : 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Nfldraftscout.com. September 21, 2006. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- O'Neil, Danny (April 28, 2012). "Seahawks, 4th round: RB Robert Turbin, Utah State". The Seattle Times.
- "2012 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "The Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner headlines this season’s cast of Utahns in the NFL" Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved September 10, 2019.
- "Robert Turbin 2012 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks - December 9th, 2012". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Robert Turbin 2013 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Super Bowl XLVIII - Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos - February 2nd, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Seattle Seahawks at San Diego Chargers - September 14th, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - November 27th, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks - December 28th, 2014". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Robert Turbin 2014 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "2014 Seattle Seahawks Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Super Bowl XLIX - Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots - February 1st, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Browns waive Terrelle Pryor: 'This will be a mistake'". NFL.com. September 10, 2015. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
- "Robert Turbin 2015 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins - November 22nd, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers - December 13th, 2015". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Robert Turbin 2016 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- Bowen, Kevin (March 13, 2017). "Robert Turbin Announces He's Re-Signing With Colts". Colts.com.
- Charean Williams (October 16, 2017). "Robert Turbin leaves with elbow injury".
- "Colts Place Robert Turbin On IR; Sign Josh Ferguson To Active Roster". Colts.com. October 20, 2017.
- "Robert Turbin 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 29, 2018.
- "Roster Moves: Colts Bring DT/DE Tyquan Lewis, LB Skai Moore To Active Roster; Waive WR Steve Ishmael, RB Robert Turbin". Colts.com. November 9, 2018.
- "Robert Turbin 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
- Henderson, Brady (December 23, 2019). "Seahawks add RBs Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
- "Robert Turbin returns to Logan to help future Aggies" Cache Valley Daily. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
- "Happy returns: Robert Turbin’s football academy continues to grow" The Utah Statesman. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
- "Fremont native, NFL running back holds charity event for his high school" KRON 4. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
- "Robert Turbin partners with Seattle Foundation to launch"Runnin4U" Philanthropy Initiative" Seahawks.com. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
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