Friday, April 4, 2008

Jim Turner

Jim Turner was one of 3 inductees into the Ring of Fame in 1988. He is a kicker and wore number 15. He was on the Jets before becoming a Bronco. He won a Super Bowl against the Colts that was the famous Joe Namath guarantee game. He actually was a quarterback in college, so I will cut him some slack. He kicked for the Broncos from 1971-1979. From the Broncos website:
Jim Turner, a 1988 inductee into the Ring of Fame, ranks as one of the most prolific kickers of all time in professional football. At the time of his retirement, Turner ranked second in NFL career scoring with 1,439 points, as well as second in field goals with 304. Turner kicked 521 extra points and was the fourth player to ever reach the 500 mark. He never missed a game as a pro and finished with a streak of 228 consecutive appearances, including 130 as a Bronco, for whom he scored 742 points, easily establishing himself as Denver’s all-time scoring leader until Jason Elam eclipsed his mark in 1999. He once had a string of 221 consecutive extra points, which was then the second-longest streak in NFL history. Before joining the Broncos in 1971, Turner was an outstanding kicker for the New York Jets, helping lead the club to a victory in Super Bowl III.

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