NFL Football, Wide Receiver
February 3, 2021
At 6-4, with blazing speed Daryl “D.T.” Turner is one of the best athletes to ever compete in Flint. Whether it was on the track, on the basketball court, or at Atwood Stadium playing football, Turner was virtually unstoppable. Despite his diversity, though, it was really the football field where he was special. That combination of size and speed so treasured in the game were natural gifts for him. So gifted, that when he was a senior at Flint Southwestern, he was recruited to the University of Pittsburgh and his host was a hot young quarterback named Dan Marino. Pitt offered, but Turner wavered, because he was presented with a unique offer by his high school Principal…and Michigan State became his school of choice. The dream match up of Marino to D.T. never happened as a result.
That didn’t stop Turner from posting a stellar career as a Spartan. It also didn’t stop him from being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL. In a shortened career he was a standout with 36 Touchdowns in 59 games—a franchise record that lasted for a decade after D.T. played his final game.
His career was soaring. He was mentioned in the same breath with Art Monk and Jerry Rice. The football world was his to take.
Then it all came apart.
But those stories are best left to Turner himself to properly tell, and tell them well he does with Fish.