Landon Turner

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Landon Turner
No. 78 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1993-05-15) May 15, 1993 (age 26)
Morgantown, West Virginia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Harrisonburg
(Harrisonburg, Virginia)
College:North Carolina
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:7
Games started:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Landon Turner (born May 15, 1993) is an American football guard for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina. His uncle Jim Braxton played professionally for the Bills and Dolphins in the 1970s.[1]

High school career[edit]

Turner was a four-year starter at Harrisonburg High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was All-State his junior and senior years, as he paved the way for running back Michael Holmes, who later played at Virginia Tech, to rush for more than 5,000 yards combined in both seasons. In Turner's senior season, he helped Harrisonburg to the VHSL Division 4 state final, where they lost 41–21 to Alex Carter's Briar Woods High School.[2] Turner was named a U.S. Army All-American and Parade All-American following his senior year.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Landon Turner
OG
Harrisonburg, VA Harrisonburg HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 308 lb (140 kg) 5.3 Jul 11, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 16   Rivals: 16
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "North Carolina Commit List for 2011". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Football Recruiting: North Carolina". Scout.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "RecruitTracker 2011: North Carolina". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved February 17, 2011.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at North Carolina, Turner saw action in twelve games in 2012. He served as a backup his first eight games, before replacing an injured Brennan Williams at right guard for the final four games of the season. He would remain a starter throughout his four years.[3] In his junior year, he was named 3rd team All-ACC by the media. As a senior, he was named consensus 1st-Team All-ACC and 1st Team All-American by the Associated Press (AP) and won the Jim Parker Trophy.[4]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Turner was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft.[5]

On September 2, 2017, Turner was waived by the Saints and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on January 16, 2018.[8]

On September 1, 2018, Turner was waived by the Saints.[9] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 24, 2018, but was released three days later.[10]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On October 30, 2018, Turner was signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.[11] He was released on November 8, 2018.[12]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On December 19, 2018, Turner was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on December 31, 2018.[14]

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