Alan Turner
    Alan Turner


    El Paso, Ill.

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    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200



    A walk-on player who emerged as a productive receiver midway through his redshirt freshman season in 2004...Dependable and durable...Likely starter in 2006.

    2006: Won the team's top receivere ward...SIU's second-leading receiver who caught 22 passes for 411 yards and six touchdowns in 13 games and 11 starts...Averaged a team-high 18.7 yards per catch an picked up 87 yards on 12 carries...Caught a touchdown pass in the first three games of the season...Made the game winning 45-yard touchdown reception with under a minute left against Tennessee Martin...Hauled in an 8-yard touchdown pass to tie the game against Indiana...Had catches of 45 or more yards on four occassions...Posted a season-high 71 receiving yards againt Arkasas-Pine Bluff.

    2005: His 21 catches ranked fourth on the team...19 of his catches were made in road games...Made his first-career start at Indiana State and had a career-high six grabs.

    2004: Played in all 12 games and made six catches...His first career catch went for a TD against Youngstown State.

    2003: Played in one game.

    High School: Cornbelt All-Conference receiver his senior year...Caught 34 passes for 562 yards...Played defense and had two interceptions...Also lettered in basketball and track and advanced to state finals in three relay events..

    Worth Knowing: Majoring in business economics...Son of Vanessa Pitts and Garry Turner...Born Oct. 10, 1984.