DAVID TURNIPSEED
Defensive End
1990-1994
Spartanburg, SC
Biography
An All-State honoree as a senior at Dorman and a member of The Charlotte Observerís Top 25 in South Carolina, Turnipseed picked USC over Georgia, N.C. State, North Carolina and Wake Forest. He redshirted in 1990 but saw a good bit of time in 1991 while backing up senior Bobby Brown at defensive end. His biggest play of the year may have been recovering a fumble by Georgia Tech QB Shawn Jones at the USC 11 in the fourth quarter of a 23-14 Carolina win. He also had tackles for loss in the North Carolina and Virginia Tech games. Turnipseed took over as a starter in 1992, starting all eleven games that year finishing eighth on the squad in tackles and third in quarterback hurries. One of his biggest plays that season was stuffing Mississippi State QB Greg Plump for a two-yard loss on 3rd and five at the USC 19 in the fourth quarter of Carolinaís upset of the top 25 ranked Bulldogs. Turnipseed got off to a good start in í93, including recording 10 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss in the 23-21 win at Georgia. That performance earned him SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors, but a torn finger tendon cost him the last seven games of that season. He moved inside to defensive tackle as the Gamecocks switched to a 4-3 defense in his senior season. He had a sack and two tackles for loss in USCís first ever bowl win (the 1995 Carquest Bowl over West Virginia) while finishing second on the team in quarterback hurries and tackles for loss. Turnipseed was also named Academic All-SEC as a senior. He lives in the Spartanburg area now.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Dorman Spartanburg, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1990 Program vs North Carolina 91 DT 6-4 250 Fr 0 0
1991 Athlon's Guide 91 DT 6-4 250 RFr
1991 1991 Media Guide 91 DE 6-4 260 RFr
1991 Duke 1991 91 DE 6-4 260 RFr 0 0
1992 1992 Spring Game 91 DE 6-4 260 So
1992 Media Guide 91 DE 6-4 260 So 11 11
1993 Spring 1993 91 DE 6-4 260 Jr
1993 Program vs Vanderbilt 91 DE 6-4 255 Jr 3 3
1994 Spring 1994 91 DT 6-4 257 Sr
1994 Program vs Mississippi State 91 DT 6-4 257 Sr 10 10
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
1991 Media Guide Defensive End 2nd String
1992 Spring (Unofficial) Defensive End Starter
1992 Media Guide Left Defensive End Starter
Official Spring Depth Chart 4/7/1993 Left Defensive End Starter
1994 Spring Game (Unofficial) Defensive Tackle Starter
10/15/1994 vs Mississippi State Defensive Tackle Starter
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Honors
AwardYear
1989 Shrine Bowl
1994 Academic All-SEC
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1991 11 16 27 2.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0
1992 27 30 57 4.0 0.0 0 9 0 0 0
1993 14 8 22 3.0 2.0 0 4 0 1 1
1994 22 21 43 6.0 2.0 2 15 0 0 0
Tot 74 75 149 15.0 4.0 2 28 1 1 1
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1992-09-05 Georgia Left Defensive End
1992-09-12 Arkansas Left Defensive End
1992-09-19 East Carolina Left Defensive End
1992-09-26 Kentucky Left Defensive End
1992-10-03 Alabama Left Defensive End
1992-10-17 Mississippi State Left Defensive End
1992-10-24 Vanderbilt Left Defensive End
1992-10-31 Tennessee Left Defensive End
1992-11-07 Louisiana Tech Left Defensive End
1992-11-14 Florida Left Defensive End
1992-11-21 Clemson Left Defensive End
1993-09-04 Georgia Left Defensive End
1993-09-11 Arkansas Defensive Tackle
1993-10-02 Alabama Left Defensive End
1994-09-03 Georgia Defensive Tackle
1994-09-10 Arkansas Defensive Tackle
1994-09-17 Louisiana Tech Defensive Tackle
1994-09-24 Kentucky Defensive Tackle
1994-10-01 Louisiana State Defensive Tackle
1994-10-08 East Carolina Defensive Tackle
1994-10-29 Tennessee Defensive Tackle
1994-11-12 Florida Defensive Tackle
1994-11-19 Clemson Defensive Tackle
1995-01-02 West Virginia Defensive Tackle
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Sacks
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1991 1991-09-21 Virginia Tech 3 14 VAT 25 Will Furrer sacked for loss of 9 (David Turnipseed, Troy Duke)
1993 1993-09-04 Georgia 1 10 USC 25 Eric Zeier sacked for loss of 6 (David Turnipseed)
1993 1993-09-04 Georgia 1 10 USC 25 Eric Zeier sacked for loss of 4 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-11-12 Florida 2 12 USC 38 Danny Wuerffel sacked for loss of 3 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1995-01-02 West Virginia 3 15 WVA 41 Johnson sacked (Aubrey Brooks, David Turnipseed)
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1991 1991-10-05 East Tennessee State 2 1 USC 45 Williams rush for loss of 1 (Gerald Dixon, David Turnipseed)
1991 1991-10-12 Louisiana Tech 1 20 LAT 10 Davis rush for loss of 2 (David Turnipseed, Eric Brown)
1992 1992-09-05 Georgia 2 9 USC 37 Garrison Hearst rush for loss of 1 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-12 Arkansas 2 2 50 Calvin rush for loss of 1 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 48 Pookie Jones rush for loss of 2 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-17 Mississippi State 3 5 USC 19 Greg Plump rush for loss of 2 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-11-14 Florida 2 6 FLA 24 Errict Rhett rush for loss of 1 (David Turnipseed, Benji Young)
1993 1993-09-04 Georgia 2 9 UGA 32 Frank Harvey rush for loss of 2 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-09-17 Louisiana Tech 2 10 LAT 45 Jason Cooper rush for loss of 6 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1995-01-02 West Virginia 1 10 USC 45 Barber rush for loss of 4 (David Turnipseed)
Defense - Passes Broken Up
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1994 1994-09-03 Georgia 2 6 USC 34 Eric Zeier pass for Terrell Davis incomplete (David Turnipseed)
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1991 1991-09-21 Virginia Tech 1 10 VAT 23 Vaughn Hebron rush for 6 (David Turnipseed, Troy Duke)
1991 1991-09-28 East Carolina 1 10 ECU 12 Cedric Van Buren rush for 8 (David Turnipseed)
1991 1991-10-12 Louisiana Tech 1 10 USC 28 Cooper rush for 1 (David Turnipseed, Keith Franklin)
1991 1991-10-12 Louisiana Tech 2 6 USC 28 Davis rush for 2 (David Turnipseed, Keith Franklin)
1991 1991-10-19 Georgia Tech 4 2 USC 2 Shawn Jones sacked for loss of 9, fumble, forced by (Joe Reaves) recovered by (David Turnipseed)
1991 1991-11-02 North Carolina State 1 20 NCS 41 Geoff Bender rush for 5 (David Turnipseed, Bru Pender)
1991 1991-11-16 North Carolina 1 10 UNC 3 Mike Faulkerson rush for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1991 1991-11-23 Clemson 2 9 USC 45 DeChane Cameron rush for 3 (David Turnipseed, Jabbar Mayse)
1991 1991-11-23 Clemson 3 5 USC 12 DeChane Cameron rush for 4 (David Turnipseed, Eric Brown)
1992 1992-09-05 Georgia 2 1 UGA 29 Mack Strong rush for 2 (Troy Duke, David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-12 Arkansas 1 10 USC 27 E.D. Jackson rush for 4 (Eric Brown, David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-12 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 37 E.D. Jackson rush for 3 (David Turnipseed, Eric Brown)
1992 1992-09-12 Arkansas 2 7 ARK 40 E.D. Jackson, 6-yd pass from Allen (David Turnipseed, Benji Young)
1992 1992-09-12 Arkansas 2 4 USC 4 E.D. Jackson rush for 2 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 22 Pookie Jones rush for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 20 Riazzi rush for 2 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 1 10 USC 41 Pookie Jones rush for 4 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 2 4 USC 5 Pookie Jones rush for 3 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 2 1 UKY 35 Hood rush for 2 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 37 Hood rush for 4 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-09-26 Kentucky 1 10 USC 18 Redd rush for no gain (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-03 Alabama 1 10 ALA 27 Chris Anderson rush for 3 (David Turnipseed, Aubrey Brooks)
1992 1992-10-17 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 35 William Prince rush for 1 (David Turnipseed, Tony Watkins)
1992 1992-10-17 Mississippi State 1 10 USC 36 Todd Jordan rush for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-17 Mississippi State 2 10 MST 26 Kenny Roberts rush for 14 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-17 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 40 Davis rush for 2 (David Turnipseed, Eric Brown, Delvin Herring)
1992 1992-10-24 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 20 T.Jackson rush for 5 (David Turnipseed, Eric Brown)
1992 1992-10-24 Vanderbilt 3 1 VAN 31 Wilson rush for 2 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-24 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 20 Wilham rush for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-31 Tennessee 1 10 UTN 27 Charlie Garner rush for 1 (David Turnipseed, Chris Rumph)
1992 1992-10-31 Tennessee 1 10 USC 30 Heath Shuler rush for 9 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-31 Tennessee 2 3 UTN 42 James Stewart rush for 2 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-10-31 Tennessee 1 10 USC 39 Charlie Garner, 5-yd pass from Heath Shuler (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-11-07 Louisiana Tech 1 8 USC 8 Jason Davis rush for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-11-07 Louisiana Tech 2 2 USC 42 Cooper rush for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1992 1992-11-14 Florida 1 10 FLA 30 Errict Rhett rush for 7 (Benji Young, David Turnipseed)
1993 1993-09-04 Georgia 2 8 UGA 25 Davis rush for no gain (David Turnipseed)
1993 1993-09-11 Arkansas 2 2 ARK 43 Gray rush for 2 (David Turnipseed, Eric Sullivan)
1993 1993-09-11 Arkansas 2 1 USC 18 Gray rush for 1, fumble, recovered by (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-09-03 Georgia 3 10 UGA 42 Eric Zeier scrambles for 2 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-09-03 Georgia 2 10 USC 21 Terrell Davis, 2-yd pass from Eric Zeier (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-09-17 Louisiana Tech 1 10 LAT 20 Jason Cooper rush for no gain (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-09-24 Kentucky 1 10 USC 35 Hood rush for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-10-01 Louisiana State 1 15 LSU 45 Jermaine Sharp rush for 3 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-10-01 Louisiana State 1 10 LSU 31 Jamie Howard rush for loss of 4, fumble, recovered by (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-10-01 Louisiana State 1 10 USC 26 Jermaine Sharp rush for no gain (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-11-19 Clemson 3 10 CLM 44 Lamont Pegues off right tackle for no gain (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-11-19 Clemson 1 10 CLM 48 Raymond Priester off left guard for no gain (David Turnipseed)
1994 1994-11-19 Clemson 3 10 CLM 39 Louis Solomon scramble for 1 (David Turnipseed)
1994 1995-01-02 West Virginia 1 10 USC 43 Walker rush for 4 (David Turnipseed) - WV holding