NFL: Atlanta 28, Carolina 20

ATLANTA, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes Sunday in a 28-20 Falcons victory over the Carolina Panthers.

NFL: Atlanta 20, St. Louis 17

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan turned in a near-perfect first period Friday and Atlanta used the quick start to put together a 20-13 exhibition win over St. Louis.

Michael Turner leads NFC players

NEW YORK, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is the NFC offensive player of the week for the NFL's last regular season contests in 2008.

NFL: Atlanta 31, St. Louis 27

ATLANTA, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A 45-yard touchdown run by Jerious Norwood with 3:41 to play Sunday lifted the Atlanta Falcons to a 31-21 win over the St. Louis Rams.

NFL: Atlanta 22, San Diego 16

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Matt Ryan passed for two touchdowns and the Falcons won for the fourth time in five games Sunday, outlasting the San Diego Chargers 22-16.

NFL: Atlanta 45, Carolina 28

ATLANTA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Michael Turner ran for four touchdowns, three in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Falcons crushed the Carolina Panthers Sunday 45-28.

NFL: Denver 24, Atlanta 20

ATLANTA, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Jay Cutler's 9-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Graham with 5:35 to play was the game-winner for Denver Sunday in a 24-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL: Atlanta 24, Oakland 0

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Ryan connected with Michael Jenkins for two touchdown passes to lead Atlanta to its first shutout win in six years Sunday, 24-0 over Oakland.

NFL: Atlanta 27, Green Bay 24

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Michael Turner ran for a key fourth-quarter touchdown Sunday, helping the Atlanta Falcons record a 27-24 win over Green Bay.

Atlanta backs lead NFC weekly honors

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner is the NFC offensive player of the week.

NFL: Atlanta 38, Kansas City 14

ATLANTA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Michael Turner ran for three touchdowns Sunday, helping the Atlanta Falcons rip Kansas City 38-14, the Chiefs' 12th straight loss over two seasons.

Atlanta back leads top NFC weekly players

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner earned his first player of the week award when the NFL announced its weekly winners Wednesday.

NFL: Atlanta 34, Detroit 21

ATLANTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Michael Turner ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns Sunday, leading the Falcons past the Detroit Lions 34-21.

COL BKB: UMBC wins America East tourney

BALTIMORE, March 15 (UPI) -- Darryl Proctor scored a team-high 23 points Saturday when Maryland-Baltimore County trounced Hartford 82-65 to win the America East Conference tourney title.
Falcons release RB Warrick Dunn

Falcons release RB Warrick Dunn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., March 3 (UPI) -- Running back Warrick Dunn, third on the Atlanta Falcons' all-time rushing list, was released by the NFL team Monday.
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Michael Turner
San Diego Chargers running back Michael Turner (33) charges up field for three yards in the third quarter of AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on January 20, 2008. The Patriots defeated the Chargers 21-12(UPI Photo/Matthew Healey)

Michael 'The Burner' Turner (born February 13, 1982 in North Chicago, Illinois) is an American football running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Illinois.

He attended Northern Illinois University. As a junior, he finished second in the nation with 1,915 yards, including five 200+ yd games and two 5 TD games. In 2003, he finished second in the NCAA in rushing, behind his future NFL teammate Darren Sproles, with 1,148 yards. He left NIU with the school records for rushing yards (1,941), touchdowns (13) and all-purpose yards (1,038). Since his departure from NIU, two records (rushing yards and touchdowns) have been broken by Garrett Wolfe.

(* represents NFL Combine)

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