2021 Mountain West Football Top 50 Players: #23, Hawaii RB Calvin Turner Jr.
The Warriors’ do-it-all offensive weapon is the next player on our countdown of Mountain West football’s top performers.
What can’t he do?
There aren’t many football players who look like they have the capability to do just about everything on an football field, but that’s exactly what made the next entry on our annual list of Mountain West football’s best players such a delight to watch in 2020.
Calvin Turner Jr. arrived in Hawaii as a transfer from Jacksonville and made an instant impact by scoring two touchdowns in a road upset against Fresno State, the first of ten times he’d find paydirt last fall. From there, he’d average 9.4 yards per play from scrimmage, the highest such figure from a Mountain West running back since Air Force’s Timothy McVey in 2016, lead the Warriors with 546 receiving yards on 33 receptions, and put an exclamation point on the team’s New Mexico Bowl victory over Houston with a kickoff return for a touchdown.
Now that we know what Turner Jr. can do with the ball in his hands and a little bit of space to work within, we can only guess as to how head coach Todd Graham will find ways to make that happen and guarantee we’ll be watching to see what comes next.
— Hawaii Football (@HawaiiFootball) July 20, 2021