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Flames Feature: Getting to Know Brandon Turner

September 13, 2007
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Flames Feature: Getting to Know Brandon Turner
Senior Brandon Turner is part of Liberty's wide receiver dynamic duo, along with fellow veteran Wynton Jackson. Last year, Turner led the Flames in receiving with a career-best 604 yards, marking the second-highest receiving total by a wide receiver over the program's last 13 years.

After the first two games of the season, Turner leads the Flames in total reception, helping the senior climb over the 100-career reception mark (105 entering the William & Mary game).

Prior to the start of the 2007 campaign, Turner's last in a Liberty uniform, we sat down with the local product to give Liberty fans some further insight into the Gretna, Va., native.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why? Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." This is my favorite Bible verse because without the power of God, I wouldn't be able to play football.

What is your favorite movie and why? Love and Basketball … because I feel like I can make a movie about Love and Football.

What is your favorite memory while competing in your sport? My favorite memory in football is going undefeated and winning the state championship in 2003.

What is your most embarrassing memory while competing in your sport? My most embarrassing memory in football was during my freshman year (college), when I got my helmet knocked off by Shane Lancaster.

Share something that people don't know about you? Going into high school, l didn't want to play football, because I was scared of the coach.

What has been your defining moment as an athlete? My defining moment as an athlete was when I had seven catches for 174 yards and a touchdown against Gardner-Webb during my sophomore year (Oct. 29, 2005).

My first car was … a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice.

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why? Michael Jordan, because that way I could own every pair of Air Jordan sneakers ever made.

Who is your favorite Liberty athlete? Of course my favorite Liberty athlete is the quarterback, Brock Smith.

What is the best advice you have ever been given? My freshman year, Dr. Falwell told me that it was a sin to be good, when you are called to be great. I actually got these exact words tattooed on my arm.

If you could change one rule in your sport, what would it be and why? Offensive pass interference, because there is no such thing.

After graduation I would like to … either continue playing football or start my own business. Better yet, I'm going to do both.

In my spare time, I like to … spend time with family and friends.

Words that describe me on the athletic field (and why) are … X-factor, because I feel that at any time I can make a play that will change the game. Plus, another X-factor on our team is to look out for is my adopted brother, Zach Terrell.

If you could compete in any sport against any athlete, who would it be and why? I would like to play soccer against David Beckham because if I could keep him from scoring, it would mean that I am worth more than $250 million.

My craziest ambition in life is to … retire at the age of 35.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? Before every game, I listen to Jay-Z, pray and kiss my baby cousin's obituary.

Who is one person in history that you would like to meet and why? I would like to meet Jackie Robinson, because without him I might not be playing football.

A place I've always wanted to visit, but never had the chance is (and why)? I would like to visit Hawaii, because I hate cold weather and I wouldn't mind wearing linen shorts and open-toe sandals every day.

I choose my uniform number because … no player at my high school before me had ever worn No. 6, and I wanted to start my own legacy.

What are four or five things you could not live without? Family, friends, food, Chevy's and Madden Football.