Michael Turk Draft Profile
Michael Turk had an impressive career as a punter. Over the course of his 243 punts, he has averaged 46.1 yards per punt.
He was named an All-Big 12 First Team selection (coaches and AP) and an Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree. He was also a Ray Guy Award semifinalist.
During the 2019 football season, Turk played in all 13 games and was responsible for his team’s punting and holding duties. He even completed two pass attempts on fake field goals, one for a first down against Texas and another for a touchdown against Iowa State.
In 2019, Turk averaged a Big 12-best 46.8 yards per punt, ranking third nationally. Of his 63 punts, 22 went for at least 50 yards, and six went for at least 60 yards. Additionally, 22 punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, and 24 were fair caught.
Opponents had a difficult time returning Turk’s punts, as only 12 of his 63 punts were returned and opponents averaged just 2.8 yards per return. Turk also had several standout games throughout the season. For example, in the Cheez-It Bowl against Florida State, Turk averaged 48.0 yards on three punts, with a long of 52 yards and two punts that landed inside the 20-yard line.
Against Texas Tech, he averaged 51.0 yards on three punts, with a long of 56 yards. Against Oklahoma State, he averaged 49.0 yards on 11 punts, including a season-long punt of 67 yards. He also had a strong game against Iowa State, where he averaged 49.3 yards on six punts, including two crucial punts of 61 and 60 yards in the fourth quarter, which earned him Big 12 Co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Michael Turk is our 198th prospect on our draft big board.