Turner is Named NWC Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week

Wide Receiver Hauls in 11 Passes for 173 Yards and 2 Touchdowns

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Senior wide receiver Jake Turner (Ontario, OR/Ontario HS) of Willamette University has been named Northwest Conference Football Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week for his accomplishments in the Bearcats' 38-24 victory against East Texas Baptist University on Friday, Sept. 14. Turner set career-highs with 11 catches for 173 yards. He scored two touchdowns.

Turner recorded his first touchdown of the game on a 19-yard pass from quarterback Josh Dean (Jr., Dana Point, CA/Dana Hills HS) with 7:52 left in the second quarter. He scored again with 8:55 left in the third quarter on an 8-yard pass from Dean.

His longest catch of the game covered 28 yards on 4th-and-7 from the ETBU 35-yard line to set up Willamette's opening touchdown midway through the first quarter.

For the season, Turner leads the Bearcats with 16 pass receptions for 308 yards. Has has registered a total of four touchdown catches in Willamette's first two games.

Jake Turner leads the Bearcats with 16 catches for 308 yards so far this season.

Jake Turner leads the Bearcats with 16 catches for 308 yards so far this season.