Running Back for the Atlanta Falcons
Michael Turner Speaker Profile
Falcons star running back, Michael Turner was born February 13, 1982 in Waukegan, Illinois. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Illinois.
On March 2, 2008, the Atlanta Falcons signed Turner to a six-year, $34.5 million contract with $15 million guaranteed. Turner underwent shoulder surgery after the Chargers' season ended last year.
In his Falcon debut, Turner broke the Atlanta Falcons single game rushing record against the Detroit Lions on September 7, 2008, rushing for 220 yards on 22 carries with 2 touchdowns. His 220 yards against the Lions marked the second-highest opening day rushing total behind O.J. Simpson-s 250 yards in 1973 and his rushing total is also the most in NFL annals by a player in his first game with a new team and surpassed the previous mark of 202 yards setting by running back Gerald Riggs on September 2, 1984. Coincidently, Turner becomes the first Falcons offensive player of the week following an NFL season opening weekend since Riggs earned the honor after setting his record in 1984. He was named NFC Offensive Player of the week for this performance. On November 23rd 2008, he set a personal record with 4 rushing TDs in a victory over the Carolina Panthers. He compiled 117 yds rushing during that same game. His fifteen rushing touchdowns during the 2008 season broke the Atlanta falcons single season record of 14 set by Jamal Anderson in 1998, it is also the third-most in NFL history for a first season with a team behind Eric Dickerson and Ricky Williams. He finished the year with 1,699 yards (a 4.5 ypc avg) and 17 rushing touchdowns, which set a team record for touchdowns in a season. He is the first Atlanta Falcon in history to start and finish a season with 200 yard rushing performances (220 against Detroit week 1 and 208 against St. Louis week 17).
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Posted on 4 October 2012 | 1:14 am
Atlanta Falcons star running back Michael Turner surprised elementary school kids at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in College Park, George on Tuesday, October 2. The two-time Pro Bowler is helping the youngsters excel through an innovative program and told the kids, "I wouldn't be standing here today without an education." He's teamed up with ClickN Kids, an online… [Read More]
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