The Citadel Football announced the hiring of former quarterback Cam Turner as the new wide receivers coach for the upcoming 2010 season. Turner, who has been working as a student assistant coach since the spring, was removed from the active roster after never fully recovering from a shoulder injury suffered at Florida in 2008.
Turner, who graduated in May 2010, played in 18 games in three seasons at The Citadel. He played in five games at quarterback in 2008, starting one and totaling 32 completions in 61 attempts with two interceptions and five touchdowns. He had a long of 50 yards and averaged 52.5 percent on the season. Turner spent the last season as a wide receiver for the Bulldogs, having played in nine games with five receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown.
“We are excited that Cam Turner will continue to be a part of the Bulldog program,” said Bulldog Head Coach Kevin Higgins. “As a Citadel graduate he understands what it takes to be successful in our environment. He was an excellent student and well-respected by his teammates. Cam is a student of the game. He has tremendous knowledge having played both quarterback and wide receiver. It is always nice to have a guy that wears the ring in your program”.
Coming out of high school, Turner was named a preseason All-American by Tom Lemming, was an Army All-American Bowl nominee, named to Big 12 All-Conference team, Illinois All-Area team and named the team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player all for his junior season.
Turner comes from a strong family of football players and coaches, including his father, Ron Turner, who is currently the wide receivers coach with the reining AFC Champions Indianapolis Colts, and uncle, Norv Turner, who is the head coach for the San Diego Chargers.
Also in Bulldog Football news, 2010 signee Del’Javon Simmons will not be playing for The Citadel next season after not meeting school admission requirements.