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Falcons Michael Turner runs against the 49ers in San Francisco
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (33) stretches for yardage against the San Francisco 49ers Patrick Willis (52) at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on October 11, 2009. The Falcons defeated the 49ers 45-10. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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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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