Redshirt Junior (2010): Played in three games before suffering a season-ending broken collarbone ... Passed for 72 yards, hitting 72.7 percent of his passes in the season opener vs. Texas Tech ... Completed 90 percent of his passes for 69 yards and a touchdown vs. UTEP ... Passed for 39 yards at UCLA before leaving the game with a broken collarbone.
Redshirt Sophomore (2009): Saw action in five games ... Made collegiate debut against Northwestern State during the season opener ... Threw for 88 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-14 passing as a reserve against the Demons ... Connected with Ronnie Williams on a 7-yard touchdown midway through the final period against NSU ... Threw for 173 yards and a touchdown on 13-of-16 passing against C-USA rival Memphis ... Accounted for 112 yards and a 19-yard touchdown to Kierrie Johnson in the third quarter against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale.
Sophomore (2008): Sat out the season after transferring from Blinn College.
Prior to Houston (2007): Played one season at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas ... Helped lead team to a 7-3 record under head coach Brad Franchione.
High School: Competed for head coach Jim Creech at Dulles High... Named District 23-5A Most Valuable Player as a junior ... Earned All-State Honorable Mention as a junior and a senior and was the Houston area passing leader with a combined 6,000 yards and 62 touchdowns... Was a Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year finalist ... Threw for 487 yards and four touchdowns against Marshall High as a junior ... Passed for 420 yards and six touchdowns against Clements High as a senior.
Personal: Full name is John Cotton Turner... Born Aug. 9, 1988, in Houston ... Son of Brigid Turner and John Turner ... Majoring in management.
Cotton Turner's Career Bests
Passing Yards: 173, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Pass Attempts: 16, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Pass Completions: 13, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Touchdown Passes: 1, vs. Rice (11-28-09); vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Long Pass: 47, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)