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Former East Carolina defensive tackle Alex Turner
, a three-year starter and team captain, has earned membership into the 2020 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society according to a release from the NFF & College Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Turner was among 1,432 nationally to be selected for the honor, which has been awarded annually since 2007 for outstanding academic achievement.
A dual major in multidisciplinary studies (neuroscience and psychology), Turner graduated from ECU on Dec. 13, 2019 with a 3.62 cumulative grade point average. He was a two-time National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy semifinalist, a three-time American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and CoSIDA Academic All-District Team selection, and earned inclusion on the East Carolina Director of Athletics Honor Roll on seven occasions.
As a senior in 2019, Turner opened all 12 games and tallied 55 tackles (25 solo) to go along with 3.5 sacks and 11.0 TFLs. The Houston, Texas native registered at least a half TFL and booked four or more stops in nine outings, which included a career-best-tying eight at UCF on Oct. 19.
During the course of his career, Turner played in 41 games (30 starts) and logged 124 tackles – 23 resulting in lost yardage.
The NFF Hampshire Honor Society is comprised of players from all divisions of play who have completed their eligibility and maintained a cumulative 3.20 GPA or better throughout their collegiate career.