Billy Turner (American football)

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Billy Turner
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Turner in the 2017 NFL preseason.
No. 77 – Denver Broncos
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1991-10-17) October 17, 1991 (age 26)
Shoreview, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Arden Hills (MN) Mounds View
College: North Dakota State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games Played: 24
Games Started: 14
Player stats at

William Turner (born October 17, 1991) is an American football guard for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Dakota State.

High school career[edit]

Turner attended Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota. He was an all-state lineman for the Mustangs football team, helping compile a 26-8 record, winning section titles, and advancing to state playoffs all three years during his career.

College career[edit]

Turner attended North Dakota State University from 2010 to 2013. In 2010, Turner started in 12 games. In 2011, he started 14 games. In 2012, Turner started in 15 games and was named to the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team. In 2013, he made all 15 starts at left tackle and was responsible for zero quarterback sacks. He was named All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team and two-time Offensive Lineman of the Week. He was a consensus FCS All-American in 2012 and 2013 and was part of three FCS national championship teams. He participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl. He was one of the top small-school prospects of the 2014 NFL Draft.[1][2][3][4]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 78 in
(1.95 m)
315 lb
(143 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
5.16 s 4.71 s 7.92 s 28 in
(0.71 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

2014 NFL Draft[edit]

Projected as a second-to-third round selection by CBS Sports,[6] Turner was the highest selected North Dakota State player since Lamar Gordon in 2002. He was drafted in the third round (67th overall) by the Miami Dolphins.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On October 9, 2016, Turner was forced into the starting lineup and had to learn to play left tackle on short notice with starting left tackle, Branden Albert, out with an illness and backup left tackle, Laremy Tunsil, out with an injured ankle. After giving up 3 sacks and 2 quarterback pressures to the Tennessee Titans, Turner, along with Dallas Thomas, was released by the Dolphins.[7]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On October 12, 2016, Turner was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Ravens.[8] He was released on October 15, 2016.[9]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On October 17, 2016, Turner was claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos.[10]

On October 17, 2017, Turner was placed on injured reserve after suffering a broken hand in Week 6 against the New York Giants.[11]

On March 17, 2018, Turner re-signed with the Broncos.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Turner's father, Maurice Turner, and his brother, Bryan Kehl, both played in the NFL.


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