Turner Wimberly - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#81 Turner Wimberly Season 2006-07


Class Freshman
Height 6'1"
Weight 200
Hometown Austin, Texas
High School Westlake

Played in 11 of 12 games… Earned first career start at wide receiver against Tennessee… Finished season at Commodores[apos] fifth leading receiver with 12 catches, good for 99 yards… Also was effective as a blocker from the wideout position… Produced three receptions against Rice, Ole Miss and Tennessee… Set single-game high in receiving yards (36) in win over Rice… Entered season without a career reception.

Wimberly earned playing time in 10 games, primarily on special teams… Did not register a reception, but contributed one tackle on coverage units.

Moved to wide receiver prior to season, but did not see game action… Named team[apos]s Offensive Scout of the Week after Tennessee game.

Did not see action as a freshman… Moved to practice squad quarterback after starting preseason camp in defensive secondary.

High School
Played quarterback and safety at prestigious New Jersey prep school, earning Prep Player of the Year honors from Trenton (N.J.) Times… Earned three varsity letters at Westlake, helping Chaparrals to state semifinals in 2003 and district title in 2004, compiling more than 2,100 yards of total offense… Voted MVP by Westlake teammates… Was standout centerfielder at Westlake.

Steven Turner Wimberly… Son of Steve and Nancy Wimberly… Transferred as postgraduate student… Oldest of three siblings… Dad is self-employed; mom is accountant… Born and raised in Austin area… Worked as little league umpire… Played on Hun School squad with Myron Rolle, one of nation[apos]s top prospects and a Florida State commit… Westlake alums include NFL QB Drew Brees Nearing completion of degree in Human and Organizational Development… Enjoys hunting and fishing.