2017: Appeared in 10 regular-season games as a true freshman ... totaled 14 tackles and was one of seven Cougars to record an interception on the year ... had one tackle in a win vs. ECU (Nov. 4) ... tallied two tackles in win at No. 17 USF (Oct. 28) ... had one tackle at Tulsa (Oct. 14) ... tallied three tackles and a QBH in win over SMU (Oct. 7) ... had four tackles and a tackle for loss in win at Temple (Sept. 30) ... made first career appearance in win over Rice (Sept. 16) ... also appeared vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 23) ... had two tackles and two QBH vs. Red Raiders ... had one tackle, a sack for a loss of two yards and an interception vs. Owls.
High School: Named to the 2016 District 18-6A First Team ... missed the majority of his senior year due to a knee injury ... coached by head coach Jamahl Mason ... also a member of the Westside basketball program.
Payton Turner's Career Bests:
Tackles: 4, at Temple (2017)
Tackles for Loss: 1, twice, last at Temple (2017)
Sacks: 1, Rice (2017)
Interceptions: 1, Rice (2017)
QBH: 2, Texas Tech (2017)