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Mickey Turner

Player Profile
Tight Ends

Mickey Turner enters his second season on the Pitt football staff and first as an offensive graduate assistant. Turner, a former tight end for the Wisconsin Badgers, joined Pitt in 2012 as a quality control assistant working on the offensive side of the ball. His position focus will be on the tight ends.

Turner was a four-year letterman for the Badgers (2006-09) and played in a bowl game each year of his collegiate career. As a senior team captain, he helped Wisconsin to a 10-3 record and No. 16 final national ranking following a 20-14 victory over Miami (Fla.) in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl.

The Missouri native also was a freshman letterman on the Badgers' 2006 team that went 12-1 and finished with a No. 5 ranking after beating Arkansas, 17-14, in the Capital One Bowl. During Turner's career, Wisconsin went a combined 38-14 (.731), one of the winningest four-year periods in school history.

Turner was also an accomplished student at Wisconsin, earning Academic All-Big Ten three times. He was the recipient of the school's prestigious Ivan B. Williamson Scholastic Award, annually presented to the UW student-athlete with the most athletic and academic contribution.

Turner received his bachelor's degree in 2010 with a double major in entrepreneurship and management. He went on to earn his Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 2012. While pursuing his MBA, Turner was a volunteer assistant with the Wash U. football team, coaching the tight ends and assisting with special teams.

Married, his wife's name is Katie.