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Elijah Turner - Football - Clemson University Athletics

#38  Elijah Turner

Pickens, S.C.
High School:
Seneca HS

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Respected walk-on safety and special teamer who made eight tackles in 24 career games at Clemson from 2018-20 after two seasons at Presbyterian College.

2020: Made eight tackles in 59 defensive snaps while also contributing on special teams in all 12 games … registered four tackles — his most during his tenure at Clemson — vs. The Citadel … added two tackles vs. No. 7 Miami … recorded two tackles vs. Pitt.

2019: Appeared in 10 games … made season debut vs. Georgia Tech … also saw action vs. Charlotte, Florida State, Louisville, Boston College, Wofford, NC State, Wake Forest and at South Carolina… played on special teams vs. No. 22 Virginia in ACC Championship Game.

2018: Played in two games … made Clemson debut vs. No. 16 NC State, playing five snaps … appeared on special teams against Louisville.

Before Clemson: Played defensive back at Presbyterian College in 2016 and 2017 … had 58 tackles (second-most on the team), three tackles for loss and an interception in 11 games in 2017 … played 10 games, mostly on special teams, in 2016 … three-time all-region selection at Seneca High School … North-South All-Star Game participant … all-region baseball selection … South Carolina Rotary Scholar and member of the National Honor Society … coached by his father, Brett Turner, at Seneca High School.

Personal: Graduated in December 2019 with a degree in communication and is pursuing a Master’s degree in athletic leadership … completed a microinternship at Cisco in 2019 … born July 22, 1997 … three-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2018-20).