Rice defeated Southern Miss 44-17 at Rice Stadium on October 27
Former HS quarterback who has become one of the Owls top options at running back.
Third on the team with a career-best 591 yards rushing and 766 all-purpose yards... Also set career-highs with 14 catches and 166 receiving yards... One of four Owls to rush for 100 yards in a game, finishing with 135 on 19 carries vs. Southern Miss... Also caught his first career touchdown pass vs. USM, a 38-yard combination with Driphus Jackson... Matched his career-high with five rushing touchdowns... Caught at least on pass in eight of 10 games... Missed the Houston and UTEP games with injuries... Returned to action in the Armed Forces Bowl to lead the team with 81 yards rushing, including a memorable 48 yard run (career long) that was featured in network bowl highlight packages.
Tied for the team lead with five rushing touchdowns and second on the team with 485 yards rushing... Totaled 118 yards total offense in the Homecoming win over UTEP, rushing for 74 yards (including a career-long, 44-yard scoring run) and completed all three passing attempts for 44 yards, including a long completion of 29 yards to fellow running back Tyler Smith... Made his first career start vs. Houston, opening at quarterback in the Wild Owl formation... Established career-highs for rushing attempts (23) and yards (140) while also completing one of two passes for eight yards... Rushed for 55 yards at Marshall and also completed his second pass of the season while running from the Wild Owl formation... Scored a pair of touchdowns vs. Memphis and added a career-long, 51-yard reception... Rushed for 51 yards, including a season-best 27 yard carrry and added a 12-yard reception at Baylor...Contributed in a variety of ways in the Owls' 24-22 win over Purdue... Scored on a two-yard run, threw his first career pass for a gain of 12 and caught a 30-yard pass from Taylor McHargue... Posted career-bests with seven carries for 43 yards in the opener at Texas.
Made the successful transition to running back with a strong spring... Scored on a career-long, 36-yard run at
Tulane and also returned a kickoff for a career best 22 yards to set up the Owls final drive... Made his first
career start at UCF as the Owls opened in a two-back set... Rushed for 14 yards and a touchdown against
Houston... Caught his first two passes at UTEP for 29 yards (a long of 17) and also returned a short kickoff
15 yards... Scored a 10-yard touchdown on his first college carry, vs. Northwestern... Made his debut on
special teams against Texas in the opener... Saw action as a reserve against North Texas.
Quarterbacked Heritage Hall to an Oklahoma 2A state title as a senior for Coach Andy Bogert while earning All-State honors ... Ran for 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns, threw for 1,224 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Had 98 tackles and five interceptions on defense ... Named Little All-City Player of the Year and VYPE Magazine's Oklahoma City Player of the Year... High school teammate was Barry Sanders, Jr... Earned High School All-American honors in swimming... Finished second in the Oklahoma 5A state meet in the 100 meters (50.18), third in the 50 meters (22.23) and anchored Heritage Hall's state champion 200 freestyle relay... Also played soccer and was the team MVP as a junior.
Full Name: Turner Christian Petersen.. Born: April 21, 1990 at Patuxent River, Md. .... Parents: Nels and Nancy Petersen, Oklahoma City, Okla. .(one sister)... Rice major: Sport Management