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A.J. Turner
A.J.  Turner

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Clifton, Va.

High School:
Centreville

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 189

Position:
RB

Experience:
1 VL

Major:
Sport & Entertainment Management


Sophomore running back who will compete with Rico Dowdle and Ty’Son Williams for playing time in 2017... put together a solid redshirt freshman campaign in which he rushed for 497 yards and three scores, including a 100-yard effort against Texas A&M... can also return kicks.

2016: Redshirt freshman running back has played in 12 games, with four starts.... named to Athlon’s All-SEC Freshman second team as a kick returner... ranked second on the team with 116 carries for 497 yards... led the team with 13 carries for 70 yards at Vanderbilt... had 16 carries for 32 yards and caught two passes for 25 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown at Mississippi State for his first career TD... burst 80 yards on the opening kick to set up South Carolina’s first touchdown against East Carolina... was back in the starting lineup at Kentucky, when he carried the ball 12 times for 42 yards and a score... had his best rushing game against Texas A&M with 10 carries for 116 yards and a TD, while also catching four passes for 22 yards... broke loose on the A&M game’s first play from scrimmage, racing 75 yards to paydirt, just 17 seconds into the game, the fastest score for Carolina since Nov. 20, 2010, when Marcus Lattimore had a 17-yard touchdown run 13 seconds in against Troy... carried the ball 11 times for 30 yards, caught four passes for 17 yards and returned three kicks for 69 yards against Georgia... left the Missouri game with an injury and missed the Florida game... returned to carry the ball 17 times for 97 yards against Western Carolina... had 10 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Birmingham Bowl versus USF.

2015: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Running back who graduated from Centreville High School in Clifton, Va. in 2015... played both sides of the ball for head coach Chris Haddock... missed much of his senior season with a wrist injury when the Wildcats went 12-3 and reached the state 6A title game before losing in overtime... played in the International Bowl in Arlington, Texas, following the season... helped guide his team to an undefeated season and a state title as a junior when he rushed for 1,287 yards, scored 32 touchdowns and logged eight interceptions... rated a three-star prospect, the 18th-best player in the state and the 44th-best running back in the nation by Rivals... rated a four-star prospect and the 41st-best running back in the country by Scout... regarded as a three-star prospect, the 17th-best player in the state and the 34th-best running back in the country by 247Sports... ranked as a three-star prospect, the 31st-best player in Virginia and the No. 80 running back in the country by ESPN... had over 20 Division I offers with Virginia and Michigan State as his top choices.

PERSONAL: Antonio Turner was born May 12, 1997... is a sport and entertainment management major.