26 Mario Turi
Mario Turi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evansville, Ind.

High School:
Central

Position:
Defensive Back



2011: Started in five of seven games at defensive back ... totaled 19 tackles to list 12th on the squad ... recorded five tackles in season-opening loss to Navy at the Allegiance Bowl ... snagged first career interception against Mansfield the following weekend ... recorded three tackles in back-to-back games (Princeton, Cornell) ... grabbed second interception of the year against Post ... returned it 50 yards to set up a short field and quick score for the Black Knights ... tallied four takedowns against Penn.

2010: Played in five games on a veteran Army defense ... recorded a pair of tackles in season opener at RPI ... followed with a three-tackle performance at Mansfield, including one for a loss of two yards ... broke up a pair of passes against Penn ... capped season with a career-high 10 tackles in CSFL championship win at Navy.

2009: Special teams member in four games ... returned a pair of kickoffs for a 6.5-yard average ... also had a hand in two tackles against RPI.

Personal: Son of Kenneth Turi and Charleen King ... father was a defensive back at Montana University ... brother Lorenzo ... lettered in football three times at Central ... also earned three letters in wrestling and one in baseball and track ... academic all-state in football ... class valedictorian ... president of debate team ... earned class Kiwanis Award ... favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals and New England Patriots ... likes to read and play video games in his free time.

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