Jamal Turner catches a touchdown pass against Wyoming in 2013 (Eric Francis/Getty Images North America)
Jamal Turner catches a touchdown pass against Wyoming in 2013 (Eric Francis/Getty Images North America)

Nebraska WR Jamal Turner Gets Fifth Year

Nebraska wide receiver Jamal Turner has been granted a fifth year of eligibility. Turner confirmed the news on his own Twitter account on Thursday.

Turner has shown to be productive in Lincoln when he has been healthy. As a freshman in 2011, Turner played in 12 games with 15 catches for 243 yards. In 2012, he played in 14 games, starting 4 while catching 32 passes for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns. In 2013, Turner played in 8 games while recording 13 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown.

Last season, Turner played in and started the first two games before he ruptured his Achilles’ heel. He had 4 catches for 37 yards against McNeese State and Florida Atlantic. For his career, Turner has 64 catches for 799 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Turner applied for medical hardship and received it from the NCAA, which allows him to return for a fifth season in 2015.

Turner also had a leg injury in 2013, which forced him to miss the final five regular season games for the Cornhuskers. He was able to play against Georgia in the Gator Bowl.

Turner has also been used on special teams. In 2011 and 2012, he returned 8 kickoffs for 172 yards. In 2012 and 2013, he returned 8 punts for 40 yards.

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