- Category : 1919-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 2/5 - Hermit / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 1
American football player and coach, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 years with the Chicago Bears (1940-1952), principally as a center on offense and linebacker on defense. He was elected, as a player, to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1960 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1966. He was also selected in 1969 to the NFL 1940s All-Decade Team.
Turner played college football as a center at Hardin–Simmons University from 1937 to 1939 and was selected as an All-American in 1939. He was selected as a first-team All-Pro eight times (1940–1944, 1946–1948) and was a member of Bears teams that won NFL championships in 1940, 1941, 1943, and 1946.
After his playing career was over, Turner held assistant coaching positions with Baylor University (1953) and the Chicago Bears (1954–1957). He was the head coach of the New York Titans of the American Football League (AFL) during the 1962 AFL season.
He died on 30 October 1998, aged 79, in Gatesville, Texas.