Steven Turner

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Steven Turner
No. --     Free Agent
Date of birth (1987-01-18) January 18, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Brampton, Ontario
Career information
Status Active
Position(s) RB/SB
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg)
University Bishop's
CFL draft 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 30
Drafted by Toronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
20102011* Toronto Argonauts
2012* Edmonton Eskimos
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only

Steven "Afterburner" Turner (born January 18, 1987 in Brampton, Ontario) is a professional Canadian football running back and slotback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted 30th overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2010 CFL Draft. He played college football for the Bishop's Gaiters.

College career[edit]

Turner attended Bishop's University where he played college football for the Bishop's Gaiters from 2006-2009 under former Toronto Argonaut Leroy Blugh.

Professional career[edit]

CFL Draft[edit]

Turner turned heads at the CFL Evaluation Camp after he broke the E-Camp record of 4.39 seconds for the 40-yard dash by recording his own mark of 4.31 seconds. The previous record had been set by former teammate Jamall Lee at the previous year's E-Camp. Turner finished in first or at least tied for first in the 40-yard dash, the shuttle, the vertical leap and the standing broad leap[1] After his impressive performance at the E-Camp, he was ranked as the 14th best player available in the 2010 CFL Draft in the Canadian Football League’s Amateur Scouting Bureau rankings.[2] On May 2, 2010, Turner was selected with the 30th overall pick by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2010 CFL Draft.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Turner signed through the 2012 season with the Argonauts on May 21, 2010.[3][4] On June 7, 2010, Turner ruptured his left Achilles tendon during training camp, leaving his 2010 CFL season debut in doubt.[5] On June 24, 2010, Turner was released by the Argonauts.

On December 7, 2010, Turner was re-signed by the Toronto Argonauts. He was released by the Argonauts on June 8, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/turner-blazes-to-e-camp-40-record Turner blazes to E-Camp 40 record
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 20, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.argonauts.ca/article/turner-a-dream-come-true TURNER: 'A DREAM COME TRUE'
  4. ^ http://www.cfl.ca/article/afterburner-turner-gets-on-the-boat Afterburner Turner gets on the boat
  5. ^ http://www.argonauts.ca/article/steven-turner-sidelined STEVEN TURNER UPDATE