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Dakota Turner


Mililani, Hawaii

High School:
Mililani High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 255

Defensive Lineman


Dakota  Turner


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Physical, athletic body, who made the move from linebacker to defensive line in the spring of 2014 ... Worked up to the backup spot at right defensive end after spring drills, where he remained over the 2014 season and heading into the 2015 campaign.

2014: Logged his first career snaps in his second season (first after a redshirt last year) at SDSU ... Had 18 tackles (14 solo), including 2.5 TFL, two sacks and four quarterback hurries in 12 games on the season ... Played in the opener vs. Northern Arizona, but did not record a stat ... Was on the travel squad, but did not play at No. 21/23 North Carolina ... Made his first career tackle, a solo stop, off the bench at Oregon State ... Had a breakout game against UNLV, making two solo stops and his first career sack (and TFL) ... Also had a quarterback hurry ... Had a career-high three stops (all solo) and a quarterback hurry at Fresno State ... Had another good outing at New Mexico, making one tackle, which was a 5-yard sack (and TFL) ... Came up with one tackle off the pine against Hawai`i ... Finished with another solo stop at Nevada in a reserve role ... Tied a career high with three tackles (two solo) off the bench against Idaho with a quarterback hurry ... Made three stops (two solo) and 0.5 TFL at Boise State in another game off the bench ... Also added a quarterback hurry ... Logged snaps against Air Force without finding the stat sheet ... Tied a career high with three tackles (one solo) off the bench against San José State ... Came off the bench vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.

2013: Redshirted his first season on The Mesa.

High School: Was recruited as a linebacker after also playing as a defensive end and tight end at Mililani High School ... Helped the Trojans to a 10-3 record, including a 5-1 league mark as a senior in 2012 ... Was a first-team all-state pick as a senior ... A first-team all-league pick as a senior and second-team selection in 2011 ... Also an honorable mention all-Hawaii pick ... Was named to the Department of Defense All-America Team in 2011 ... Picked for the ESPN All-Hawaii team in 2011 ... A three-star recruit by, ESPN and ... Received an 80 grade by 247Sports, and was ranked as the 73rd-best tight end in the country and eighth out of all Hawaii recruits (regardless of position) ... Was ranked the 83rd-best defensive end by Scout ... Got a scout grade of 72 by ESPN and was listed at No. 109 of all defensive ends and the 10th-best recruit in Hawaii ... Rivals had him as the ninth-best recruit in Hawaii.

Personal: Born March 5, 1995, in Camp Lejeune, N.C. ... Son of Larry and Diane Turner ... Also got offers from Army and Weber State, and was shown interest by Arizona State, Colorado, Hawai'i, Nevada, New Mexico State, Oregon, SMU, Utah State, Vanderbilt, Washington and Washington State ... Is majoring in business administration with a focus on marketing.