Rice -- Senior leader who will contend for playing time this fall.
2006: Solid backup in the defensive backfield who saw action in a pair of games (Florida State and Tulane)... Member of the Black Students Association and the Student Owl Club.
2005: Played in eight games with four starts to earn his second letter... Had eight tackles (seven primary), two pass deflections and one forced fumble on the season... Had three tackles against UCLA and again against UAB for a career high... Returned a kickoff 33 yards at East Carolina.
2004: played in nine games to earn his first letter... Had three tackles (two primary) on the season... Two of the stops came at Texas.
Other Rice Athletics: Finished fifth in the 100 meters C-USA Outdoor Track Championships with a career-best 10.75... Joined with fellow footballers Gary Anderson and Bubba Heard as three of the four legs on the Owls 4x100 relay that finished third.
High School -- 2003 graduate of Plano West High in suburban north Dallas... All-District 9-5A honoree for coach Mike Hughes... Won all-Collin County honors as a senior... Played in the Coca-Cola East-West all-star game... Led the Wolves to a 5-5 record and their first win in history over Plano High... Outstanding competitor as a running back who gained 867 yards and scored five touchdowns on 133 carries as a senior... Two-time all-city player of the week selection... Captained Plano West's track team... Regional qualifier who set the school record in the 100- and 200-meters... Academic honors and activities include FCA, Math Club, and volunteering at the Salvation Army, local nursing homes and the Habitat for Humanity... Nominated for Who's Who Among American Athletes.
Personal -- Full name: Jonathan Turner... Born: July 2, 1985, at Dallas... Parents: Oscar and Johnnie Turner, Plano (one brother and one sister)... Rice Major: economics/managerial studies.
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New Video Board Dramatically Upgrades Rice...
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Al Conover Passes Away
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