Returning starter at right guard for the Tigers after taking over that position midway through the 2012 season … Only a freshman in 2012, played like a veteran up front and helped provide some stability to an offensive line that was decimated with injuries during the first month and a half of the season … Powerful run blocker who also excels in protection in the passing game … Smart player who rarely misses an assignment … Played in 12 games with seven starts during his LSU career, all coming in 2012.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Played in 12 games with seven starts in 2012 … For season, played a total of 559 snaps with 51 knockdowns … Entered season as a backup to Josh Williford at right guard before injuries pressed him into his first extended action against Florida in week 6 … Started for the first time a week later at right guard in win over No. 3 South Carolina and held the starting spot for the remainder of the year … Played every snap (81) with four knockdowns in win over South Carolina … Played every offensive snap in LSU's last five games, and in six of the seven games he started … Since taking over the starting position at right guard in week 7, missed only one snap from scrimmage the remainder of the season … Missed one play vs. Texas A&M … Finished year ranked No. 2 on team in knockdowns … Had tremendous outing vs. Ole Miss with 12 knockdowns on 77 snaps … Played 84 snaps with six knockdowns as LSU piled up 435 total yards (139 rushing, 296 passing) in near-upset of No. 1 Alabama … Helped pave the way for Jeremy Hill's 127 yard rushing effort in win over Texas A&M in College Station … LSU had a 100-yard rusher in four of the seven games that Turner started, all four coming from Hill … Prior to being inserted into the game vs. Florida, had played a total of 28 snaps for his entire LSU career … Played 36 snaps vs. Florida … Saw his first action as a Tiger against North Texas in the season-opener with two snaps.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.
A four-star prospect according to Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 14 offensive guard and No. 14 in the state of Louisiana by Rivals ... Rated as the No. 16 offensive guard by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 15 in the state by Tigerbait.com ... Named to the 2011 PrepStar All-American team ... Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune's Blue Chip list as well as being a member of the Baton Rouge Advocate's Second Dozen ... Teammate of fellow signee Jonah Austin ... Coached by David Johnson.
Full name is Trai Denzell Turner ... Parents are Barry and Capacine Turner ... Born June 14, 1993, in New Orleans, La. ... Majoring sports administration.