Turner's effort in 2009 moved him into a prominent position in the Nebraska record book. His 17 career sacks rank eighth on the Nebraska career chart, while his 34 career tackles for loss were just outside the NU career top 10. Turner was honored for his performance in 2009, being chosen as an honorable-mention All-Big 12 pick by the league's coaches.
Turner quickly flashed his old form in 2009. He had a career-best four hurries, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery against Arkansas state, then had six tackles and three TFL at Virginia Tech. Turner had two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks against Texas Tech, then had a forced fumble, a breakup and a hurry against Iowa State.
Turner was in on sacks against Oklahoma and Kansas State, before producing his best game as a Husker against Texas in the Big 12 title game. Turner's effort was overshadowed by the record-setting night of Ndamukong Suh, but Turner had a career-high seven tackles, including five solos, and recorded 2.5 sacks for 13 yards in losses. Overall he had four tackles for loss totaling 17 yards, part of NU's 15 team TFLs. Turner also added two hurries and a pass breakup. He closed his career in the Holiday Bowl with two tackles.
Turner added two hurries against Texas A&M, then capped the year in strong fashion. He had three tackles, including a 19-yard sack of Josh Freeman against Kansas State, then matched his season-high with five tackles at Colorado.
Turner's best statistical performance came at Baylor, as he set season highs in tackles (four), tackles for loss (three) and sacks (two). He had blocked field goals against Oklahoma and Kansas State, while also playing on NU's kickoff return unit.
Before Nebraska (Brentwood Academy)
Receiving: 1-29 (1 TD)
Tackles-7 vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game
Solo Tackles-5 vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game
Sacks-2.5 vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game
Tackles for Loss-4 vs. Texas, 2009 Big 12 Championship Game