Billy Turner (American football)
|No. 70 Denver Broncos|
|Date of birth:||October 17, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Shoreview, Minnesota|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||302 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Arden Hills (MN) Mounds View|
|College:||North Dakota State|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
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.
Turner attended Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minnesota. He was an all-state lineman for the Mustangs, helping compile a 26-8 record, winning section titles, and advancing to state playoffs all three years during his career.
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.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4 7⁄8 in||315 lb||34 in||10 in||5.16 s||4.71 s||7.92 s||28 in||9 ft 0 in||25 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
2014 NFL Draft
Projected a second-to-third round selection by CBS Sports, 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.
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, were released by the Dolphins.
On October 17, 2016, Turner was claimed off waivers by the Denver Broncos.
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- Mink, Ryan (October 15, 2016). "Ravens Promote Undrafted Rookie LB Patrick Onwuasor To 53-Man Roster". BaltimoreRavens.com.
- Mason, Andrew (October 17, 2016). "Broncos awarded Billy Turner off waivers". DenverBroncos.com.