2009 Scouting Report: Coming off an outstanding offseason, Turner appears ready to make his final collegiate season his best...although primarily a split end, has the knowledge and skills to contribute in multiple receiver positions...complements his lengthy frame with great leaping ability...was a state high jump champion in high school.
2008: Played in all 13 games, starting eight...compiled 298 receiving yards on 21 catches (14.2 avg.) with one TD...twice had season highs of five catches (Bowling Green and Buffalo)...had season-high 69 receiving yards vs. Buffalo...lone TD was a leaping 26-yarder vs. Louisville, putting Pitt ahead, 17-0...set up Pitt's first touchdown at Notre Dame with a 37-yard reception to the Irish 4...Turner's catch-and-run converted a 4th-and-1 at the Notre Dame 41.
2007: Led Pitt in receiving yards (496) and receiving TDs (five)...was second with 36 catches...third on the team in scoring with 34 points (five receiving TDs and two 2-point conversion receptions)...averaged 13.8 yards/catch...posted game highs with six catches for 74 yards vs. Navy, including a five-yard TD...six catches matched his career best...had an acrobatic 17-yard TD catch against Syracuse, tight-rope walking the left side of the end zone to get both feet down...had five catches for 54 yards for the game against the Orange...had four catches for 70 yards and a two-yard TD reception at Virginia...had four catches for 64 yards and a 21-yard TD vs. UConn...had four catches for 74 yards vs. Grambling...caught a 2-point conversion pass vs. Cincinnati to complete the scoring in a 24-17 Pitt victory...had a 21-yard TD catch vs. Eastern Michigan in the opener.
2006: Lauded as one of the country's top frosh...named a Rivals Freshman All-American (second team)...also honored on The Sporting News Big East All-Freshman Team...tied for the Big East lead with eight touchdown catches...was Pitt's second-leading receiver with 44 receptions for 660 yards (15.0 avg.)...ranked third on the team in scoring with 48 points...finished fourth among Big East receivers with 55.0 receiving yards/game and fifth with 3.67 catches/game...caught a career-high two touchdowns against Louisville (both for 21 yards)...had four receptions for 58 yards overall versus the Cardinals...matched his career high with six catches (for 95 yards) against West Virginia...had a 15-yard TD catch vs. WVU...also had six catches (for 37 yards) at Syracuse...vs. The Citadel, had a career-high 130 receiving yards on five catches (26.0 avg.)...also had a 52-yard TD catch vs. The Citadel...in his collegiate debut had 92 yards receiving on two catches (46.0 avg.), including a 72-yard TD vs. Virginia...had three catches for 69 yards (23.0 avg.), including a 54-yard TD at UCF...scored Pitt's first TD at Cincinnati, a 15-yard catch late in the first half to put the Panthers up 7-0...had an eight-yard scoring reception vs. Rutgers. 2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.
High School: Compiled over 1,600 yards receiving during his senior and junior seasons at Teaneck to twice earn unanimous first team All-North New Jersey Interscholastic League (NNJIL)... All-Bergen County...All-North Jersey...three-year starter on both sides of the ball...led team to three consecutive state playoff berths...his senior season, had 37 receptions for 785 yards (21.2 avg.) and seven touchdowns...had 25 catches for 860 yards (34.4 avg.) and five TDs as a junior...had 13 interceptions in three varsity seasons... rated New Jersey's No. 30 prospect by Scout.com and No. 32 by SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...PrepStar All-East Region...played under Coach Dennis Heck... selected to play in the Governor's Bowl (New York vs. New Jersey) football all-star game...also a track and field standout, earning all-county and all-state...an outstanding leaper, Turner captured the New Jersey Group III indoor high jump championship (reaching 6-foot-4).
Personal: Oderick Turner, born 12/7/86, is the son of Odessa and Michelle Turner...has four brothers...father was a receiver with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers from 1987-93...administration of justice major.
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