April 25, 2004

Northern Illinois TB 'Turner The Burner' Becomes 'Turner The Charger' In 2004 NFL Draft



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February 19, 2004

Northern Illinois Tailback Michael 'The Burner' Turner Tests Wares At 2004 NFL Combine In Indy



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December 15, 2003

Northern Illinois TB Michael 'The Burner' Turner Makes AP All-America Unit---fifth Of The Year



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December 17, 2003

Northern Illinois All-america TB Michael 'The Burner' Turner Adds Senior Bowl To Postseason


April 25, 2004

Northern Illinois TB 'Turner The Burner' Becomes 'Turner The Charger' In 2004 NFL Draft

DeKALB, IL --- "Turner the Burner" is now officially Turner the Charger. Yes, Northern Illinois University's record-setting All-America tailback Michael Turner was selected in the fifth round of the 2004 National Football League draft by the San Diego Chargers Sunday (April 25) afternoon in New York City.

"It still hasn't sunk in yet," Turner said, driving back to the NIU campus from his mother's home in North Chicago. "I'm still surprised. I'm just happy to be drafted. Yeah, I thought it would be earlier." At the same time, the two-day NFL draft---headquartered in Madison Square Garden---turned out to be a nerve-wracking experience. "I'm relieved. (I'm) glad it's over."



2003 Season:

Date School Rush Rec KOR TD Total
8/28 Maryland (#13) 90 41 ... 0 131
9/6 Tennessee Tech 134 22 37 2 193
9/20 Alabama (#21) 156 0 0 0 156
9/27 Iowa State 134 30 15 1 179
10/4 Ohio 43 10 6 0 59
10/11 Central Michigan 199 3 0 2 202
10/18 Western Michigan 173 38 0 2 211
10/25 Bowling Green (#23) 87 0 0 0 87
11/1 Ball State 126 52 0 3 178
11/8 Buffalo 163 12 0 3 171
11/15 Toledo 177 23 0 1 200
11/22 Eastern Michigan 166 -1 0 0 165

Total 1,648 230 58 14 1,936

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