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KaVontae Turpin | Wide Receiver

Team: TCU Horned Frogs
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 157

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TCU dismissed senior WR KaVontae Turpin following his Sunday arrest for an alleged assault.
Turpin (5'9/157) was arrested on Sunday and charged with bodily injury of a family member, a Class A misdemeanor. He was released from jail on Monday. This is the senior's second arrest this year, as he was also arrested on suspicion of battery of a household member in March. The speedy wideout has served not only as a weapon in the offense, but also as a dynamic return man, during his time in the program. His 2018 season ends with Turpin having caught 29 passes for 410 yards and three touchdowns, plus 12 kickoff returns for 312 yards and a score and nine punt returns for 175 yards and a score. TCU is now down their opening starting QB (Shawn Robinson is done for the year with a shoulder injury) and one of their most dynamic skill-position talents as they prep for Saturday's game against Kansas. Oct 23 - 2:13 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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TCU senior WR KaVontae Turpin was arrested Sunday for alleged assault with bodily harm of a family member.

Details are sparse, and TCU head coach Gary Patterson has not yet commented, but we do know that Turpin has been released from jail after being charged with the Class A Misdemeanor. "TCU expects its students to behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies and adhere to state and federal law," the athletics department said in a statement. "The student also may face a charge of violating the University Code of Student Conduct, the results of which are independent and separate from any legal charges." Turpin has 410 receiving yards and three touchdowns this year.
Oct 22 - 12:15 PM

TCU senior WR KaVontae Turpin caught six passes for 120 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 17-14 loss to Texas Tech.

Turpin (5'9/157) struck for a 31-yard touchdown off a perfectly-thrown strike from Shawn Robinson in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter. That score lifted TCU to a 14-10 advantage on the scoreboard, one which they were not able to hold through to the end of the game. This was Turpin's first 100-yard showing of the campaign. He had actually been held to fewer than 50 yards receiving in three of his first five games prior to coming through in style against the Red Raiders. Oklahoma looms next on the schedule for Turpin and company.
Oct 11 - 11:56 PM

TCU senior WR KaVontae Turpin caught four passes for 64 yards and a touchdown and returned a punt for a touchdown in a 42-12 rout of SMU on Friday.

This game was 9-0 Mustangs at one point. From that point on, the Horned Frogs absolutely dominated, in large part because of the play of Turpin. The senior showed off his impressive speed on a couple of long scores, the first being his 78-yard punt return in the second quarter to make it 9-7 SMU. He took a slant from Michael Robinson to the house in the fourth from 42-yards out, and any doubt about the outcome was put to rest. Turpin has battled academic issues and some injuries, but when he's on the field, he's among the fastest players in the country. A marquee tilt against Ohio State comes on September 15.
Sep 8 - 1:24 AM

ESPN's Jake Trotter lists TCU senior WR KaVontae Turpin as the most exciting player on the TCU roster to watch in 2018.

When Turpin has been on the field, as Trotter mentions, he's shown electric playmaking ability. Unfortunately, when is the operative term, as he's had injuries and academic issues that have hurt his production. "Yet when healthy and locked in, Turpin can change games," writes Trotter. "Now a senior, Turpin will look to rediscover that freshman form." If he can, the Horned Frogs will compete in the Big 12.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 12:07 PM

TCU junior WR KaVontae Turpin (academics) has been cleared to play this season.

Turpin sat out spring practice to focus on his schoolwork before returning for the team's spring game. At Big 12 Media Days, HC Gary Patterson said that the versatile speedster is "good right now." Turpin battled injuries last season, but when right, he is a dynamic player. He put up 1,675 total yards and nine touchdowns while working as a receiver, a rusher and a return man in 2015.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 03:02:00 PM

TCU junior WR KaVontae Turpin participated in the team's spring game after sitting out the bulk of spring practice to focus on academics.

Turpin had some classroom issues to shore up, but with those issues now in the rearview mirror, he should be a full participant come the start of August camp. An injury to his leg limited to just eight games played last season. One of the most dynamic all-around players in all the land when healthy, Turpin totaled 1,675 yards and nine touchdowns between receiving, rushing, punt returns and kick returns as a true freshman in 2015.
Tue, May 2, 2017 06:24:00 PM

TCU junior WR KaVontae Turpin will not participate in spring practice due to academic concerns.

"We’re going through a learning experience. He’s got an opportunity to be back here in the fall. But right now, he’s going to class and doing the things he needs to do, get bigger and stronger," said Horned Frogs HC Gary Patterson. Injuries limited the dynamic Turpin to just eight games played this past season. He managed 379 yards from scrimmage in that space. His availability for the start of August camp should clarify over the coming months.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 02:18:00 PM

TCU head coach Gary Patterson suggested sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin could have a meaningful role against Baylor despite not being 100 percent healthy with a leg/knee injury.

Turpin was performing at a high level before missing four games this season, producing meaningful yards as a receiver, kick returner and punt returner. We know Baylor is putting up big numbers on offense, and TCU will have to keep up if they can't slow the Bears down on defense.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 09:22:00 AM

TCU sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin (leg/knee) could potentially return to action against Texas Tech this weekend.

Turpin participated in pregame warm-ups on Saturday, but did not ultimately see a snap in the Horned Frogs' loss to West Virginia. Said HC Gary Patterson, "You can tell [the team is] fired up [for Turpin's return]. They were fired up for him last week. We just didn’t think he was quite ready. He was probably 90, 85, maybe 90 percent." The 5-foot-9, 152-pound dynamo-of-a-player reportedly tore his PCL against Iowa State in Week 3 and has not played since. Prior to going out injured, he had totaled 508 yards between receiving, rushing and returns. Fantasy owners should continue to check his status over the next two days, but all is looking well for a return on Saturday. He makes for a strong starting consideration facing a Texas Tech defense that is licking its wounds after Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield scorched them for seven touchdown passes in last Saturday's silly 66-59 shootout loss.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 03:17:00 PM

TCU sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin (leg/knee) participated in pregame warm-ups in advance of Saturday's game against West Virginia.

Turpin has not played since the third week of the season due to a reported torn PCL. He has been rehabbing that injury in the interim and HC Gary Patterson indicated early in the most recent practice week that the 5-foot-9, 152-pounder could potentially see the field against West Virginia. Just how much he plays (assuming he does play) is not yet known.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 03:39:00 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin (leg/knee) could potentially play against West Virginia on Saturday.

Turpin isn't a lock to play this week, but he is close. The 5-foot-9, 152-pounder had racked up 508 total yards between receiving, rushing and return work prior to being knocked out of commission against Iowa State in the third week of the season due to a reported torn PCL. Fantasy owners who have patiently waited out his healthy return should continue to monitor his status during the remainder of the practice week.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 03:07:00 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson said that sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin (leg/knee) could return in "a couple of weeks."

Turpin is currently on the mend from a reported torn PCL suffered against Iowa State in Week 3. Flashing forward to Monday, Patterson was relatively mum on his dynamic wideout's potential return, tabbing it as "a couple of weeks [out]." In just three games this season, the 5-foot-9, 152-pounder had tallied 508 total yards between receiving, rushing and returns.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 03:01:00 PM

TCU HC Gary Patterson says sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin (leg/knee) will be sidelined indefinitely.

Turpin suffered an unspecified injury in last weekend's win over Iowa State. Due to the tweet of a high school teammate, rumor has it that Turpin sustained an injury to his torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that "[a]person close to the team said the injury does not appear to require surgery, which could mean Turpin is back after four to six weeks." Hopefully that's the case, because PCL surgery usually requires six to 12 months of rehab.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Of TCU sophomore WR KaVontae Turpin's leg injury, HC Gary Patterson said only, "Hopefully, we'll get him back in the future."

Turpin injured his left leg in the third quarter of Saturday's win over Iowa State. While he was able to walk off the field with assistance, the 5-foot-9, 152-pounder could not place any weight on his left leg. He was subsequently treated in the medical tent before heading to the locker room. Blaine McDaniel -- a receiver at Woodlands Christian Academy -- tweeted that when he spoke with Turpin, the Horned Frog speedster told him he had suffered a PCL tear. This has not been confirmed by the team, but it would explain why Patterson is reticent to offer a concrete timetable for his return to play.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 01:53:00 PM