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Former Alabama LB Dallas Turner records freakish wingspan in NFL Combine measurements

Alabama LB Dallas Turner (#15) celebrates a huge play in the second quarter of SEC Championship Game versus Georgia.
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The on-field workouts are happening at the NFL Scouting Combine inside Lucas Oil Stadium.

A trio of University of Alabama alums — Dallas Turner, Chris Braswell, and Justin Eboigbe — are participating Thursday on NFL Network to improve their draft status. Turner, an edge rusher at linebacker, recorded a freakish wingspan during measurements.

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The South Florida native had an 83″ wingspan, per Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network. Turner came in with 9 7/8″ hands and 34 3/8″ arms. He was listed at 6’4″ for the Crimson Tide, but Turner came in at 6’2″ at the Combine and 247 pounds. 

He had an impressive freshman season at Alabama, but his junior campaign was better.

Turner tallied 53 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss (team-high), 10 sacks (team-high), 13 quarterback hurries (team-high), two forced fumbles, and one pass breakup on a team that captured a Southeastern Conference Championship in 2023. He earned Co-Defensive Player of the Year honors from the SEC and was a Consensus All-American.

It is going to be entertaining to see how he performs in on-field workouts.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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