De’Lance Turner- Alcorn State

Today in recognition of Black History Month, We recognize the achievements of this Black College Football All-American.


Members of the Inaugural TAJ-Talented 10th  Black College All-American Team.

During the month of February, (Black History Month) one member of the All-American team will be featured on the website daily. Today we put the spot light on:

Alcorn State’s  De’Lance Turner: 

#8  Senior Running Back 
        6’1″  214lbs
     Mclain, Mississippi
(Perry Central High School) 



#2  Nationally in HBCU Football rushing yards (1357 yards)
#2  Nationally in HBCU Football rushing yards per carry (7.54 yards)
#5 Nationally in HBCU football in All Purpose Yardage ( 146.67 yards per game )
#5  Nationally in HBCU Football in rushing yards per game (113.1)
#9  Nationally in HBCU Football in Rushing touchdowns (10)

2017 BOXTOROW All-American Honorable Mention 
2017 SBN Black College All-American Team
2017  Stats FCS  All-American Team (2nd Team) 

This past season while toting the rock for coach Fred McNairs’ Alcorn State Braves during ASU’s  7 win and 5 loss season, Turner rushed for 1357 yards while playing in all 12 games. De’Lance averaged 113.08 yards per game and the senior had a season high 272 yards in the 48-31  win over Southern while carrying the ball 21 times. Turner  would carry the ball a season high 22 times in the 24-10 win over Alabama State two weeks later. The Mississippi native finished his career at Alcorn State as the fifth leading rusher all time in school history and he nabbed SWAC All-Conference honors. Turner also participated in this years “Spirit of America “HBCU All-Star game and walked away as the Offensive MVP.

Team Brave beat Team Pride, 14-7. Alcorn State RB De’Lance Turner was Offensive MVP.

— FCS Football (@FCS_STATS) January 15, 2018