A three-year starter who can make all the necessary throws and shows poise in the pocket ... started 30 career games ... the Terps' first three-year starting quarterback since Brian Cummings (1995-97) ... at his best in big games ... directed six wins in eight games (5-2 as a starter) vs. Top 25 teams (AP poll) ... completed 154 of 242 passes (63.6 percent) for 1,737 yards with nine TDs and two interceptions in those eight games ... led four fourth-quarter game-winning drives (at Clemson, 09/27/08; vs. NC State, 10/25/08, vs. North Carolina, 11/15/08; vs. James Madison, 9/12/09) ... ranks among the all-time bests in school history in a number of career categories - fourth in completion percentage (59.4), second in passing yards (6,543), second in total offense (6,385), second in completions (547), second in pass attempts (918), fourth in TD passes (30), seventh in total TDs (33) and 13th in passing efficiency (124.1), just behind Boomer Esiason (126.04/10th) Shaun Hill (125.73/11th).... had four career 300-yard passing games which is tied for third on the Maryland all-time chart ... owns three of the top 11 single-game performances (by completion percentage) in school history ... one of just five signal-callers in school history to post back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons (2008-09), joining Esiason (1982-83), Scott Milanovich (1993-94), Scott McBrien (2002-03) and Sam Hollenbach (2005-06).
As a Senior (2009): Started 10 games at quarterback ... ranked fifth in the ACC and 49th in the NCAA in passing yards (206.9 per game) ... had 2,069 passing yards, which ranks 16th on Maryland's single-season list ... also fifth in total offense in the league and 61st nationally (209.1 ypg) ... completed 17 of 30 passes vs. No. 12 California (9/5), but suffered only his second loss vs. a ranked opponent ... matched a career high by being sacked six times ... rebounded by completing 25 of 38 passes for 236 yards vs. James Madison (9/12) ... had his second career rushing TD vs. the Dukes ... accounted for all 78 yards (14 rushing/64 passing) during the fourth-quarter, game-tying drive ... posted a 159.31 passing efficiency vs. MTSU (9/19), while also throwing for 288 yards and two TDs ... also had a then season-long completion, hooking up with Torrey Smith on a 64-yard touchdown ... had a season-high efficiency rating of 167.92 against Clemson (10/3), and his 73.1 completion percentage (19-of-26) was the fourth best of his career ... rushed a career-high 17 times and tied a season best with two TDs vs. the Tigers ...passed for 307 yards and three TDs on 24 of 44 passing against Wake Forest (10/17), marking his fourth career 300-yard passing game ... rushed a team-high 16 times for 27 yards vs. the Demon Deacons ... completed a season-low 16 of 38 passes for 158 passing yards vs. Virginia (10/17) ... went 16 of 23 for 182 yards vs. Duke (10/24), including a season-long 67-yard TD pass to Davin Meggett ... passed Boomer Esiason to move from third to second on the Maryland career passing yards list on the Meggett TD throw ... went 12 of 19 for 135 yards against NC State (11/7) before suffering a knee injury ... missed the Virginia Tech (11/14) and FSU (11/21) games due to the injury ... returned for the Boston College contest (11/28) and completed 11 of 17 passes for 101 yards.
As a Junior (2008): Played in all 13 games at quarterback with 12 starts ... posted 2,516 passing yards, which is the fifth-highest single-season total in school history ... ranked third in the ACC and 66th nationally in passing yards (194.3 pg) ... had two of the top three single-game performances in the ACC (360 vs. BC; 321 vs. Wake Forest) ... ranked fifth in the ACC and 74th in the nation in passing efficiency (119.3) ... ranked sixth in the ACC and 78th nationally in total offense (181.7 ypg) ... 2,363 yards of total offense ranks 11th on the Maryland single-season chart ... saw first action of the season when he entered the game against Delaware (8/30) in the third quarter in place of injured QB Jordan Steffy ... passed for 207 yards, including a career-long 80-yard touchdown pass to WR Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. MTSU (9/6) ... completed 15 of 19 passes for 156 yards with two TDs and no picks vs. Cal (9/13) ... his single-game completion percentage against the Golden Bears (78.9 percent) is the 10th best in school history, tying a mark he set vs. Boston College (11/10/07) ... his efficiency rating of 182.65 vs. the Golden Bears was the third-highest of his career and was the fifth-highest in the ACC on the season ... completed 15 of 23 passes for two TDs against Eastern Michigan (9/20), connecting with Heyward-Bey and TE Dan Gronkowski on scoring plays for the second consecutive game ... won the third start of his career vs. a ranked opponent by completing 16 of 30 passes for 172 yards against No. 20 Clemson (9/27) ... completed 28 of 41 passes (68.3 percent) for 321 yards (third-highest single-game total of his career), including one TD with no interceptions against Wake Forest (10/18) which had the top-rated pass defense in the nation ... connected with nine different receivers, including 11 times to Darrius Heyward-Bey ... 329 yards of total offense vs. the Demon Deacons was the second-highest tally of his career ... managed the offense effectively despite adverse weather conditions vs. NC State (10/25), completing 9 of 25 passes for 126 yards and a 13-yard TD to Dan Gronkowski ... led the game-winning field goal drive ... completed 19 of 31 passes for 141 yards in the win over North Carolina (11/15) ... engineered a 19-play, 73-yard drive that culminated in a game-winning field goal ... converted three times on third down before turning to his legs to save the drive ... on fourth-and-5 from the Tar Heels' 32-yard line, scrambled for 9 yards to move the chains ... that play was nominated for the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Week ... completed 16 of 20 passes for 149 yards vs. Florida State (11/22) ... had thrown 132 passes without a pick until his 10th attempt of the FSU game ... sacked a career-high six times vs. the Seminoles ... posted career highs in completions (33), attempts (57) and passing yards (360) vs. No. 20 Boston College (11/29) ... also added his first career rushing TD ... lost for the first time as a starter vs. a ranked opponent ... matched his second-highest total offense output of his career (330) ... led the team on five TD drives in the win over Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl (12/30) ... completed 13 of 27 passes for 198 yards and two TDs vs. the Wolf Pack.
As a Sophomore (2007): Ranked third in the ACC and 36th nationally in passing efficiency (135.5 rating) ... completed 63.5 percent of his passes after taking over for an injured Jordan Steffy ... played in 11 games at QB, starting the last eight ... threw for over 200 yards seven times, including the final six games of the season ... his completion percentage of 63.5 is the fifth-best single-season mark in Maryland history, trailing only Scott Milanovich, who topped that number three times in his career (1993-95), and Frank Reich (1984) ... posted the 10th-best single-season efficiency rating (135.5) in school history ... his 153 completions and 1,958 passing yards rank 18th and 17th, respectively, on Maryland's single-season lists ... his total offense output of 1,932 yards ranks No. 17 on the the single-season chart and his 241 pass attempts are 21th ... named the team's most improved player ... had earned a share of the No. 2 QB spot in fall camp and assumed the backup role prior to the season opener ... saw his first career action vs. Villanova (9/1), first subbing for an injured Jordan Steffy in the third quarter and then finishing the game ... finished the Terps' second scoring drive of the third quarter ... completed 4 of 6 passes for 33 yards with two interceptions ... took one snap in relief of Steffy at the end of the first half of the Wake Forest game (9/22) ... entered the Rutgers game (9/29) in relief of an injured Steffy at the end of the first half, and performed well in the clutch, leading the Terps on four second-half scoring drives ... completed 14 of 20 passes for 149 yards ... connected on 7 of 8 passes on third down ... earned ACC Co-Offensive Back of the Week for his performance vs. the 10th-ranked Scarlet Knights ... earned his first career start vs. Georgia Tech (10/6) and responded with another solid performance, completing 10 of 17 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown ... his 255 yards were the most by a Terrapin quarterback since 2005 ... they were also most by Maryland quarterback in a starting debut since 1990 (Scott Zolak, 303 vs. Virginia Tech) ... his efficiency rating of 204.24 was the second-highest of his career ... his 78-yard TD pass to Jason Goode was his longest completion of the season ... threw for 103 yards on 13 of 19 passing vs. Virginia (10/20) ... made his third-straight start vs. Clemson (10/27) and threw for 217 yards on 19 of 31 passes ... had thrown 70 consecutive passes without an interception until a second-quarter pick ... completed 20 of a season-high 36 pass attempts for 209 yards vs. UNC (11/3) ... had one of his best games of the season vs. eighth-ranked BC (11/10) ... completed 21 of 27 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns ... set season highs for completions, passing yards and TDs ... his completion percentage (77.8) is tied for 11th on the Maryland single-game list ... three TDs were the most by a Maryland QB since Sam Hollenbach threw three against FSU in 2006 ... recorded first 300-yard passing day by a Terp QB since Hollenbach had 374 against UNC in 2005 ... his efficiency rating of 219.29 was a career high and ranked fifth in the ACC for the season ... had a career-high 330 yards of total offense ... earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his performance ... completed 16 of 32 passes for 242 yards and a touchdown vs. FSU (11/17) ... hit Isaiah Williams deep for a 66-yard gain in the third quarter, the second-longest completion of the season ... was nearly perfect in the bowl eligible-clinching win vs. NC State (11/24), completing 19 of 24 passes for 206 yards ... his completion percentage of 79.2 ranks tied for eighth on Maryland's single-game list ... did not throw an interception and was only sacked once ... also had a career-long rush of 41 yards to set up Maryland's first touchdown ... had a pair of TD passes on a 17-for-29 day for 205 yards vs. Oregon State in the Emerlad Bowl (12/28) ... found Darrius Heyward-Bey on a 63-yard TD in the first quarter, the second of two first-quarter TD passes ... it marked the second-longest TD pass for the Terps in a bowl game (68, Louis Carter to Walter White vs. Georgia, 1973 Peach Bowl).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2006): Did not see game action.
As a Freshman (2005): Redshirt season ... named offensive scout team Player of the Week for his work in practice leading up to the Wake Forest game (9/24).
At Chaminade High School: A three-year letterwinner and starter ... a drop-back passer in a pass-oriented offense ... was 139 of 265 for 2,047 yards with 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a senior ... best season was his junior year when he passed for nearly 3,400 yards and 30 touchdowns with 10 interceptions ... had two 400-yard passing days as a junior ... second team All-CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) as a senior ... an All-Mission league selection as a junior and senior ... named a "Far West" all-region pick by SuperPrep ... an all-region selection by PrepStar ... a three-year letterwinner in baseball (pitcher) ... also recruited by Louisville, Boise State, Oregon, Utah and Texas Tech ... coached by Ben McEnroe.
Personal: Born Sept. 8, 1987 ... parents are John and Grace Turner ... an avid scuba diver ... father was the original drummer in the band Ratt ... majored in government and politics and graduated in May, 2009 ... interned in the summer of 2009 for Steny Hoyer, majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Turner's Career Statistics
Passing G-GS Att Cmp Pct. Yds TD Int Lg. Eff. 2007 11-8 241 153 63.5 1958 7 7 78 135.51 2008 13-12 374 214 57.2 2516 13 11 80 119.32 2009 10-10 303 180 59.4 2069 10 10 67 121.05 Career 34-30 918 547 59.6 6543 30 28 80 124.1
Rushing G-GS Att. Gain Lost Net Avg. TD LP 2007 11-8 44 127 153 -26 -0.6 0 41 2008 13-12 44 56 210 -154 -3.5 1 13 2009 10-10 84 235 213 22 0.3 2 15 Career 34-30 171 418 576 -158 -0.9 3 41