“’The Burner’ has home-run potential every time he touches the ball.”

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" ... the best running back you never heard of is 'The Burner' Turner," – ESPN


2003:
> All-America candidate
> Named to seven Preseason All-America squads
> Heisman Trophy candidate
> Doak Walker National Runningback Award candidate
> Walter Camp Award candidate
> Maxwell Trophy candidate
> Selected First-Team All-America by Herschel Nissenson in Football Action
> Second-Team All-America by The Gold Sheet, Street & Smith's and collegefootballnews.com
> Third-Team All-America pick by Athlon Sports
> Fourth-Team All-America by Phil Steele's College Football Preview
> Enters senior season as nation's top running back and No. 5 player overall on Blue Chip list by collegefootballnews.com
> Selected to play in 2004 East-West Shrine Football Classic

2002:
> One of eight semifinalists for Doak Walker National Runningback Award
> Named to five All-America lists as a junior (Second-Team by Football Digest, Third-Team by The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly, collegefootball.com, Honorable Mention by CNN-Sports Illustrated)
> Runner-up in voting for Mid-American Conference Vern Smith (MVP) Award and Offensive Player of the Year
> Tabbed as MAC Player of the Year by collegefootballnews.com
> First-Team All-MAC as selected by league coaches
> Four-time MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week
> Ranked second in the nation in rushing with 13th-best single-season rushing performance in major college history (1,915 yards)
> Rated among top ten in four other categories: second in all-purpose yards (2,284), second in rushing attempts (338), seventh in touchdowns (20) and eighth in scoring (120 points)
> Only Division 1-A rusher with five 200-yard games and two five-touchdown games

2000:
> Finished 44th in NCAA Division I-A rushing (89.4 ypg.) and tops among freshmen
> Earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week with conference frosh-records totals of 52 carries and 281 yards versus Central Michigan.
> Attempt total set NCAA Division 1-A freshman mark while yardage total was most ever by a Mid-Am freshman






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