UCLA - One of just two seniors among the defensive linemen (Pete Holland is the other), Travor's experience should come in handy in 1999 ... Made excellent improvement during Spring Practice ... Works hard to maximize his potential ... Excels at pressuring the quarterback and improved in the area of stopping the run.
1998 - Turner played an important role as a key reserve, starting three games (Washington State, Arizona and Oregon) at right end in the 3-4 alignment ... On the year, he made 19 tackles and was third on the squad with eight tackles for loss, including three sacks ... His first career sack ended the Stanford game, a 28-24 victory, and his third sack at Washington preceded the punt which produced Ryan Roques' 77-yard touchdown return ... Turner made seven stops, including three for loss, after Kenyon Coleman's injury at Houston and two versus Arizona, Oregon and Stanford ... He played at least 30 defensive snaps six times, including 46 versus Oregon, 44 at Houston and 43 at Arizona ... Served as a regular on the field goal block unit.
1997 - Appeared in seven games as a reserve outside linebacker ... Made five tackles, including a nine-yard quarterback sack ... Also broke up two passes.
1996 - In his first season with the varsity, he earned playing time as a reserve defensive end in the 3-3 alignment ...Appeared defensively in four games, playing 11 snaps against Northeast Louisiana, 10 snaps at Oregon, six at Michigan and three at Washington.
1995 - Did not see action at outside linebacker during his first year.
HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three years at linebacker, defensive end and tight end for coach Larry Wein at Westchester High School ... As a senior in 1994, he was selected All-American by American High School Athlete ... Named to Blue Chips Illustrated All-West squad ... First-team Los Angeles 4-A All-City selection ... Named first-team All-Westside by the LA Times ... Chosen to the Daily Breeze and Wave Newspaper All-Area squads ... First-team All-Coastal Conference selection ... As a senior, he totaled 18.5 sacks, nine fumble recoveries, seven blocked passes, five forced fumbles, two safeties, 33 tackles for loss, 23 pressure passes, 38 solo tackles, 40 assisted tackles and 78 total stops... In 1993, he had 7.5 sacks, one safety, eight blocked passes, three forced fumbles, 17 solo tackles, 27 assisted tackles and 44 total stops ... Also lettered two seasons in track for coach Howard Smith.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Travor Dewitte Turner ... Parents: Matthew and Evelyn Turner ... Born: March 22, 1977 in Beverly Hills, CA ... Has one brother, Matthew ... Cousin is Ron George of the Atlanta Falcons, who also played at Stanford ... Uncle Clint Sampson played with Denver Broncos in the 1980s ... Enjoys reading and playing video games in his spare time ... Lists former NFL stars Ted Hendricks, Chris Doleman and Lawrence Taylor as his favorite athletes at his position, and admires quarterback Randall Cunningham, defensive lineman Reggie White and basketball star David Robinson ... Would like to pursue a career in financial analysis or as a sports attorney ... Earned spot on Director's Honor Roll in Fall 1995 with his 3.10 grade-point average, Fall 1997 (3.67)and Spring 1998 (3.43) ... Sociology major.
Varsity Statistics - T. Turner
Tackles Year TT T-AT Sacks TFL 1996 0 0-0 0 0 1997 5 5-0 1-9 1-9 1998 19 15-4 3-20 8-30 Totals 24 20-4 4-29 9-39
Career Highs Tackles: 7 vs. Houston, 1998