Kevin Turner (running back)

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Kevin Turner
No. 34
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-06-12) June 12, 1969 (age 45)
Place of birth: Prattville, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 231 lb (105 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Debuted in 1992 for the New England Patriots
Last played in 1999 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Paul Kevin Turner (born June 12, 1969) is an American former professional American football fullback in the National Football League for eight seasons for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.[1]

In June 2010, Turner was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease.[2] He is now involved in research that links chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) to ALS, agreeing to donate his brain and spinal cord when he dies.

Turner's battle with ALS is documented in the music video for the song "Journey On" by Ty Herndon. Turner and his two children appear in the music video along with Herndon. In 2012, Jon Frankel of HBO worked with Turner to create the documentary film American Man,[3] describing Turner's life, especially his battle with ALS.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kevin Turner Past Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards". databaseFootball.com. 1969-12-06. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Former Alabama, NFL star diagnosed with ALS". Montgomeryadvertiser.com. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  3. ^ American Man: Kevin Turner's Price for Gridiron Glory at Gridiron Greats assistance fund.

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