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Morgan Turner
Position: Tight Ends
Alma Mater: Illinois '09
Experience: 3 Years
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Morgan Turner is in his third season as a full-time member of the coaching staff in 2015 and his sixth season overall with the program.

Stanford’s tight ends amassed 55 receptions for 763 yards and five touchdowns in 2014. The unit also helped pave the way for the Cardinal rushing game, which averaged 158.8 yards/game and broke 200 yards in each of the last three games on the season.

Austin Hooper led the way for Stanford, catching 40 passes for 499 yards and two touchdowns. Hooper was named to the All-Pac-12 second team and Scout Freshman All-America first team for his efforts.

In his first season as the tight ends coach, Turner helped continue the tradition of Stanford’s power rushing offense. The 2013 tight ends corps played an integral part in Stanford rushing for 2,904 yards in 14 games.

In 2011 and 2012, Turner served as an offensive assistant after having served as a sports performance intern during the 2010 season.

Turner has worked closely with the program’s run-game and helped define a physical style of play that has separated Stanford from other programs. The program has become especially well-known for its recent production of NFL tight ends with Turner helping to develop recent players Konrad Reuland (New York Jets), Coby Fleener (Indianapolis Colts), Levine Toilolo (Atlanta Falcons) and Zach Ertz (Philadelphia Eagles).

In 2012, Ertz was a unanimous All-America with first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation. Ertz and Toilolo combined to catch 93 passes for 1,291 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012 as Stanford led all schools nationally in tight end productivity.

Toilolo led Stanford in yards/catch (16.4), while Ertz led the nation’s tight ends in receptions and yards.

Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Turner spent the 2009 season as the quarterbacks coach at Indiana State, where he worked under head coach Trent Miles and offensive coordinator Troy Walters, a former Stanford All-America flanker.

Recruiting Areas
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin

During the 2008 season, Turner served as the quarterbacks coach and scout team coordinator for Illinois’ Central High School. Turner helped Central to a berth in the Illinois state playoffs.

A 2009 graduate of Illinois, Turner served as a student coach for the Fighting Illini during the 2004 season.

The Champaign, Ill., native earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Illinois. 

The Turner File

Season Program Position
2009 Indiana State Quarterbacks
2010 Stanford Sports Performance Intern
2011-12 Stanford Offensive Assistant
2013-15 Stanford Tight Ends