Turbin with the Colts in 2016.
|No. 33 Indianapolis Colts|
|Date of birth:||December 2, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Oakland, California|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||Fremont (CA) Irvington|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016|
Robert James Turbin (born December 2, 1989) is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Utah State Aggies, was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. With the Seahawks, he won Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos. Turbin has also played for the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys.
Turbin played high school football at Irvington High School in Fremont, California. He was named first-team all-league running back as well as an all-league defensive back as a senior, and earned the league Defensive Player of the Year award. He rushed 143 times for 1,232 yards and 14 touchdowns and had nine receptions for 103 yards, and defensively, he recorded six interceptions. He was also a two-year letterwinner in basketball as well as track & field.
Robert enrolled at Utah State University and played for the Aggies football team since 2007. As a redshirt sophomore in 2009, he gained 1,296 rushing yards and 418 receiving yards and scored 18 touchdowns. In the annual rivalry game against the Utah Utes, Turbin set a school record with a 96-yard touchdown run. He missed the 2010 season due to a knee injury, but he returned in 2011 as the Aggies' lead running back. In the first half of the 2011 season, Turbin ran for at least 100 yards in five of six games. Turbin's 1,517 rushing yards during the 2011 season ranked 10th among NCAA Division I FBS players. His average of 6.1 yards per carry tied him with Dominique Sherrer and Ed Wesley for 25th for the season.
2012 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 10 in||222 lb||4.44 s||1.57 s||2.57 s||4.31 s||7.16 s||32 in||9 ft 2 in||23 reps|
|All values from Central Florida Pro Day.|
Playing as a backup to Marshawn Lynch, Turbin ran for 354 yards on 81 carries in his rookie season. In week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals, Turbin got a significant number of carries in the second half thanks to a blowout, and would have his first career NFL 100 yard game, getting 108 yards on 20 carries in a 58-0 victory.
Again serving as a backup to Marshawn Lynch, Turbin got fewer touches in 2014, ending up with 77 carries and 264 rushing yards and 8 receptions for 60 yards. Turbin obtained his first super bowl ring in Super Bowl XLVIII, recording 9 carries for 25 yards in the game during the 43-8 victory.
Still the second-string running back, Turbin scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 2 against the San Diego Chargers, catching a three-yard touchdown pass in the loss. He would score a second in week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers on a 13-yard catch-and-run. He would add a 34-yard catch later in the game, a 19-3 victory. In week 17 against the St. Louis Rams, Turbin got 11 carries for 53 yards and caught a pass for 13 yards. He ended the season with 74 carries for 310 yards, along with 16 receptions for 186 yards. The Seahawks finished the season 12-4 and advanced to the Super Bowl for the second straight year. In Super Bowl XLIX, Turbin had 2 carries for 21 yards, but the Seahawks lost 28-24 to the New England Patriots as they failed to repeat as champions. After sustaining a high ankle sprain in the third preseason game, he was waived with an injury settlement on September 9, 2015.
Turbin was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 10, 2015. He spent five weeks recovering from his previous ankle injury. He played in 3 games, recording 18 carries for 60 yards, before being waived on November 10.
In 2015, with the departure of DeMarco Murray in free agency, the Dallas Cowboys acquired during the season a group of running backs for depth purposes. On November 18, Turbin was signed as a free agent to backup Darren McFadden and replace former Seahawks teammate Christine Michael. He began playing as soon as he got to the team, registering seven carries for 35 yards, one receptions for 3 yards and being involved in pass protections assignments, while playing 4 days later against the Miami Dolphins. His best game came against the Green Bay Packers, when he posted 57 rushing yards and 1 touchdown.
Turbin signed with the Indianapolis Colts in March 2016.
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- "Rushing Yards Leaders – All Players". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- "Yards Per Rush Attempt Leaders – Qualified". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
- O'Neil, Danny (April 28, 2012). "Seahawks, 4th round: RB Robert Turbin, Utah State". The Seattle Times.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Utah State profile
- Seattle Seahawks profile