Redshirted in 2006 as a true freshman, Bryant has played significant role on Blazer defense all three of his seasons ... one of UAB's most consistent performers ... listed No. 1 at defensive end entering fall practice ... enters season with 26 career tackles for loss to rank 10th on Blazers' all-time list.
2009: Saw action on defensive line in all 12 games and finished with 23 total tackles, including 15 tackles for loss ... of his 23 stops, 11 of those were tackles for loss for minus 70 yards ... had six sacks (-47 yards) ... had a blocked kick in season opener against Rice ... recorded season-high four tackles against Troy and Memphis ... had three tackles for loss against Troy and Memphis ... registered a pair of sacks in contest at Memphis ...
2008: Played in all 12 contests and started final nine of the season at defensive end position ... finished the season with 20 total tackles, including 15 solo hits ... recorded four tackles against South Carolina with three sacks and another tackle for loss against the Gamecocks ... registered seven tackles for loss ... recorded three tackles against Tennessee, Memphis and Southern Miss ... had a sack (-9 yards) vs. the Volunteers ... forced fumbles in back-to-back games (vs. Alabama State and South Carolina) ... also had a quarterback hurry against Florida Atlantic.
2007: Saw action in all 12 games for the Blazers, starting nine contests ... ranked 12th on the team in tackles with 31, including 16 solo hits ... recorded eight tackles for loss (for 25 yards) ... also had one sack (6 yards vs. Alcorn State) ... recorded six tackles against Mississippi State and Houston.
2006: Did not see any action during the fall and was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Daphne High School ... named honorable mention all-state in Class 6A as a defensive lineman by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... helped lead Daphne to a 13-2 record and advancement to the 6A state championship game ... a two-year starter at defensive end at Daphne ... totaled 65 tackles during his senior season including two caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception ... led the team with 15 sacks from the end position ... also contributed 11 tackles for loss ... earned all-county as a sophomore, junior and senior ... as a junior, Turner had 66 tackles, nine sacks and three forced fumbles ... was captain of team as senior ... was coached by Glenn Vickery ... also competed in shot put for the Daphne HS track and field team and finished second in 6A state meet in the event as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 25, 1987 at Mobile, Ala. ... son of Veronica and Bryant Turner ... major is IDM-Sport and Health in Society.