Robert Turner Jr.

Running Backs

College: Indiana State

Hometown: East Chicago, IN

Experience: 28 years


Robert Turner Jr. is in his seventh season as the 49ers running backs coach after spending the previous two seasons (2015-16) in the same capacity with the Atlanta Falcons. A veteran of 27 NFL seasons, Turner is responsible for overseeing three of the top nine rookie rushing seasons in the NFL since 1970 [Alfred Morris – 1,613 rushing yards in 2012 (fourth); Clinton Portis – 1,508 rushing yards in 2002 (seventh); Mike Anderson – 1,500 rushing yards in 2000 (eighth)].

In May of 2023, Turner was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Named a distinguished member "in recognition of his dedication and loyalty to, and excellence in the game of Indiana football," Turner was acknowledged for his long tenure at Indiana State University.