Xavier Turner is a 5-10, 225-pound senior running back at Tarleton State University who was last year’s Offensive Most Valuable Player for the Texans.
Turner, whose hometown is North Richland Hills, was a second-team all-Lone Star Conference football performer for the Texans. He also earned a spot on the LSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2017. He paced the Texans in rushing with 765 yards a year ago and led in total touchdowns with 12.
In his senior year of football at Birdville High School, Turner had an incredible season, racking up just under 3,000 yards rushing and scoring 55 touchdowns. Not surprisingly, he was named the MVP in Birdville’s district that year. He totaled 5,289 yards and 88 TDs rushing in his three varsity seasons there.
Before coming to TSU, Turner played in 18 games over two seasons for Navarro College, where he had 1,118 yards rushing.
Recently, the E-T had a chance to pose five questions for Turner.
E-T: What is your second-favorite sport behind football?
Xavier: “Track. It helped me in football, with my speed.”
E-T: What is your major?
Xavier: “Kinesiology. I want to get into coaching and teaching."
E-T: Do you set a goal for each football season?
Xavier: “I do set personal goals — 1,500 yards and 25 touchdowns. If I’m reaching that, then I’m helping the team get W’s (wins).”
E-T: What is your favorite thing to do when you’re away from football and school?
Xavier: “I like to spend time with my son (Ayden, who is 3) — just being a dad and having fun being with him.”
E-T: What would be your dream job after college?
Xavier: “I’m trying to improve, so I can go play in the NFL. If that doesn’t work out, I’d like to help kids like I was helped out, and give back to the community.”