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#56 Trai Turner
Position: Offensive Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 316 lbs.
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 2 Letters
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
High School: St. Augustine HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 06/14/1993
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Trai Turner Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 05/09/2014

2014 Third-Round NFL Draft Pick (Carolina Panthers) - No. 92 Overall
2013 Second Team All-SEC (AP)

CAREER
Two-year starter on at right guard for the Tigers … Played in 25 games with 20 starts in two years of action at LSU … Played a total of 1,416 snaps with 115 knockdowns during his career … Opted to forgo final two years of eligibility at LSU and entered into the 2014 NFL Draft … Eligible for NFL Draft as a third-year sophomore.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played and started all 13 games at right guard … Earned second team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press … Helped pave the way for 1,400-yard rusher Jeremy Hill … Also key member of LSU offensive line that blocked for Tiger run game that accounted for a school-record 37 rushing touchdowns in 2013 … Played a total of 857 snaps from scrimmage with 64 knockdowns … Had season-high 10 knockdowns in Outback Bowl win over Iowa as LSU racked up 220 rushing yards against the Hawkeyes … Played every offensive snap in final four games of season (55 vs. Alabama, 74 vs. Texas A&M, 71 vs. Arkansas and 71 vs. Iowa) … Had seven knockdowns against Texas A&M as Tigers pounded Aggies with 324 rushing yards in 34-10 victory.

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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Full name is Trai Denzell Turner ... Parents are Barry and Capacine Turner ... Born June 14, 1993, in New Orleans, La. ... Majoring sports administration.

 

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