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Scott Turner
Quarterbacks
College:
Nevada-Las Vegas
Experience:
6

Bio

COACHING
Scott Turner returns to Carolina for his second stint with the Panthers, having previously served as the team’s offensive quality control coach from 2011-12.

Turner most recently served as the University of Michigan’s senior offensive analyst in 2017. The Wolverines went 8-5 and advanced to the Outback Bowl, while the offense featured three running backs who averaged 5.0 yards per carry or better and the team rushed for over 2,000 yards for the third-straight season.

Prior to joining Michigan, Turner worked as the Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach from 2014-16. In 2016, Turner helped quarterback Sam Bradford set an NFL record in completion percentage (71.6) and guided him to Vikings records in single-season completions (395), interception percentage (0.9; five in 552 attempts) and single-season completion percentage (71.6). Bradford notched the fourth-highest passer rating in Vikings history with a career-best 99.3.

In 2014 and 2015, Turner worked with first-round draft choice Teddy Bridgewater. In 2015, Bridgewater was selected to his first Pro Bowl in his second season in the NFL and his first as a full-time starter. Bridgewater, who led the team to its first NFC North Championship since 2009, bumped his passer rating up from 85.2 to 88.7 and threw 3 fewer INTs while playing in 3 more contests than his initial season. He finished with 3,231 yards passing and 14 passing touchdowns, while rushing for three more touchdowns. With 17 combined wins from 2014 and 2015, Bridgewater tied Brett Favre and Warren Moon for the most wins in team history among QBs in their first two seasons with the franchise.

In 2014, Turner helped Bridgewater to the best season for a rookie quarterback in Vikings history, setting virtually every franchise rookie passing record and producing the third-best completion percentage (64.6) and the seventh-highest passer rating (85.2) in NFL history for a rookie. In Bridgewater’s 1st career start vs. Atlanta in Week 4, the rookie threw for a season-best 317 yards and helped the offense pile up 558 net yards, the 4th-most in team history, in a 41-28 win.

In 2013, Turner coached wide receivers for the Cleveland Browns, helping Josh Gordon to the best receiving seasons in Browns history. Despite appearing in just 14 games, he became the first player in Browns history to lead the NFL in receiving yards (1,646). He averaged 117.6 receiving yards per game, becoming the first player since Torry Holt in 2003 to lead the league in both receiving yards and receiving yards per game. In a game against Pittsburgh (11/24/13), Gordon set a Browns single-game record with 237 receiving yards and broke his own record the following week with 261 yards against Jacksonville (12/1), becoming the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 200-yard receiving games.

Turner entered NFL coaching with two seasons as offensive quality control coach for the Panthers in 2011 and 2012. The Panthers recorded two of the top three seasons in franchise history in terms of net yards, setting the all-time mark with 389.8 yards per game in 2011 and 360.7 in 2012. Quarterback Cam Newton was named Offensive Rookie of the Year as his 14 rushing touchdowns broke the NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and was just one shy of the NFL record of rushing touchdowns by a rookie.

Prior to his first stint in Carolina, Turner spent three seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, two as an offensive assistant and the last as wide receivers coach. In his final season, Turner coached First Team All-BIG EAST WR Jonathan Baldwin, who was a 1st-round draft pick in 2011 (#26 overall). Turner was a member of the coaching staff during Baldwin’s three seasons at the school as he finished with the eighth-most receiving yards (2,337) and tied for the eighth-most receptions (128) in school history.

Turner made his coaching debut in 2005 as a graduate assistant at Oregon State before serving as the offensive coordinator at South County (Va.) Secondary School from 2006-07.

PLAYING AND PERSONAL
A three-year letterman at Nevada-Las Vegas from 2002-04, Turner graduated with a degree in psychology. He served as a reserve quarterback for the Rebels as a junior and senior and played on special teams as a sophomore after being redshirted as a freshman. He earned his college degree in psychology from UNLV in 2006.

Turner is the son of Panthers offensive coordinator, Norv Turner. The two previously coached together in Minnesota from 2014-16.

HISTORY
Quarterback: Nevada-Las Vegas 2002-04. College coach: Oregon State 2005, Pittsburgh 2008-10, Michigan 2017. Pro coach: Carolina Panthers 2011-12, Cleveland Browns 2013, Minnesota Vikings 2014-16, Carolina Panthers 2018-Present.

COACHING
Scott Turner returns to Carolina for his second stint with the Panthers, having previously served as the team’s offensive quality control coach from 2011-12.

Turner most recently served as the University of Michigan’s senior offensive analyst in 2017. The Wolverines went 8-5 and advanced to the Outback Bowl, while the offense featured three running backs who averaged 5.0 yards per carry or better and the team rushed for over 2,000 yards for the third-straight season.

Prior to joining Michigan, Turner worked as the Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach from 2014-16. In 2016, Turner helped quarterback Sam Bradford set an NFL record in completion percentage (71.6) and guided him to Vikings records in single-season completions (395), interception percentage (0.9; five in 552 attempts) and single-season completion percentage (71.6). Bradford notched the fourth-highest passer rating in Vikings history with a career-best 99.3.

In 2014 and 2015, Turner worked with first-round draft choice Teddy Bridgewater. In 2015, Bridgewater was selected to his first Pro Bowl in his second season in the NFL and his first as a full-time starter. Bridgewater, who led the team to its first NFC North Championship since 2009, bumped his passer rating up from 85.2 to 88.7 and threw 3 fewer INTs while playing in 3 more contests than his initial season. He finished with 3,231 yards passing and 14 passing touchdowns, while rushing for three more touchdowns. With 17 combined wins from 2014 and 2015, Bridgewater tied Brett Favre and Warren Moon for the most wins in team history among QBs in their first two seasons with the franchise.

In 2014, Turner helped Bridgewater to the best season for a rookie quarterback in Vikings history, setting virtually every franchise rookie passing record and producing the third-best completion percentage (64.6) and the seventh-highest passer rating (85.2) in NFL history for a rookie. In Bridgewater’s 1st career start vs. Atlanta in Week 4, the rookie threw for a season-best 317 yards and helped the offense pile up 558 net yards, the 4th-most in team history, in a 41-28 win.

In 2013, Turner coached wide receivers for the Cleveland Browns, helping Josh Gordon to the best receiving seasons in Browns history. Despite appearing in just 14 games, he became the first player in Browns history to lead the NFL in receiving yards (1,646). He averaged 117.6 receiving yards per game, becoming the first player since Torry Holt in 2003 to lead the league in both receiving yards and receiving yards per game. In a game against Pittsburgh (11/24/13), Gordon set a Browns single-game record with 237 receiving yards and broke his own record the following week with 261 yards against Jacksonville (12/1), becoming the first player in NFL history with back-to-back 200-yard receiving games.

Turner entered NFL coaching with two seasons as offensive quality control coach for the Panthers in 2011 and 2012. The Panthers recorded two of the top three seasons in franchise history in terms of net yards, setting the all-time mark with 389.8 yards per game in 2011 and 360.7 in 2012. Quarterback Cam Newton was named Offensive Rookie of the Year as his 14 rushing touchdowns broke the NFL record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and was just one shy of the NFL record of rushing touchdowns by a rookie.

Prior to his first stint in Carolina, Turner spent three seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, two as an offensive assistant and the last as wide receivers coach. In his final season, Turner coached First Team All-BIG EAST WR Jonathan Baldwin, who was a 1st-round draft pick in 2011 (#26 overall). Turner was a member of the coaching staff during Baldwin’s three seasons at the school as he finished with the eighth-most receiving yards (2,337) and tied for the eighth-most receptions (128) in school history.

Turner made his coaching debut in 2005 as a graduate assistant at Oregon State before serving as the offensive coordinator at South County (Va.) Secondary School from 2006-07.

PLAYING AND PERSONAL
A three-year letterman at Nevada-Las Vegas from 2002-04, Turner graduated with a degree in psychology. He served as a reserve quarterback for the Rebels as a junior and senior and played on special teams as a sophomore after being redshirted as a freshman. He earned his college degree in psychology from UNLV in 2006.

Turner is the son of Panthers offensive coordinator, Norv Turner. The two previously coached together in Minnesota from 2014-16.

HISTORY
Quarterback: Nevada-Las Vegas 2002-04. College coach: Oregon State 2005, Pittsburgh 2008-10, Michigan 2017. Pro coach: Carolina Panthers 2011-12, Cleveland Browns 2013, Minnesota Vikings 2014-16, Carolina Panthers 2018-Present.