BALTIMORE – After a big NFL preseason, former Alcorn State University football standout De’Lance Turner earned a spot on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, the team announced Sunday.

Turner, a running back from McLain, Mississippi, saw action in three preseason games and led the Baltimore running backs with 7.2 yards per carry. He rushed for 159 yards on 22 attempts.

Against the Miami Dolphins, Turner broke loose for a huge 65-yard touchdown run and was Baltimore’s leading rusher in the game. Turner also registered 53 yards on 10 carries against the Washington Redskins.At Alcorn, Turner rushed for 1,357 yards in 2017 which was the second-most in the FCS. It broke a single-season school record of 1,286 set by Rodney Thomas in 1998. Turner also finished second in the country in yards per carry (7.54) and sixth in all-purpose yards per game (146.67).

Turner went on to earn FCS All-America Third-Team recognition, announced by the Associated Press. He was also an All-Conference First-Team selection and a two-time SWAC Offensive Player of the Week winner.

Turner ended his career ranked fifth all-time in school history in rushing yards with 2,121 after two full seasons. He holds the longest run in school history with an 88-yarder in the season-opener against Miles College. Turner rushed for a career-high 272 yards against Southern which was the second-most in school history in a single game.

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