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Eric Turner

Eric Turner

Eric Ray Turner was a safety who played for the Cleveland Browns, the Baltimore Ravens and the Oakland Raiders. He died of intestinal cancer at the age of 31, two weeks after claiming he was not gravely ill. He was buried at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park in Ventura, California. Turner attended Ventura High School and then played college football at UCLA where he was an All-American in 1990. Nicknamed "E-Rock" by his teammates, Turner drew comparisons to former Bruins great Don Rogers. He was the 2nd overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft—the highest choice for a defensive back in football's modern era. Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns, signed a four-year, $6 million contract, ... more on Wikipedia

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