Irish Football Pro Day - March 19

The Notre Dame football program held its annual Pro Day for NFL hopefuls at the Loftus Sports Center.

CAREER: Enters 2008 as one of three returning offensive linemen who started all 12 games for the Irish in 2007 ... played on special teams and as a reserve offensive lineman his first two years but took control of the left guard position during '07 spring drills and never relinquished his spot ... has played in 28 games for Notre Dame and will compete for a starting spot at both guard positions while being a top reserve at tackle ... rated the No. 46 offensive guard in the nation by Phil Steele for `08.

2007 (JUNIOR): Emerged as a candidate to start at left guard during spring drills and training camp and never gave up that spot ... started all 12 games for the Irish, one of four members of the offense to do so ... helped open up holes for James Aldridge and Robert Hughes as each eclipsed 100 rushing yards in a game twice ... started for the first time in his Notre Dame career when he opened at left guard vs. Georgia Tech ... saw first meaningful snaps on the offensive line in his career at Notre Dame vs. the Yellow Jackets ... helped Hughes rush for over 100 yards in consecutive games vs. Duke and at Stanford ... logged 303:57 of playing time and made 37 special-teams appearances.

2006 (SOPHOMORE): Recovered from a neck injury in the preseason to play in nine games ... logged 23:03 of playing time.

2005 (FRESHMAN): Worked into the playing rotation as a reserve tackle ... played in seven games (Pittsburgh, Washington, Purdue, BYU, Tennessee, Navy and Ohio State) ... played 6:37 against Purdue, his longest appearance ... logged 23:45 of playing time with three special teams appearances.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa. ... a starter on both sides of the football, playing tackle on offense and defense ... also saw action at tight end, defensive end and long snapper ... a member of the 2004 Pennsylvania Big 33 team ... as a senior, led the team with 18 pancake blocks on offense and made 13 sacks on defense ... did not allow a sack while leading an offensive line that produced 185 rushing yards per game and 23 rushing TDs ... helped Valley Forge to a 6-3 record in 2004 ... graded close to 90 percent at offensive tackle in 2004 ... was an excellent run stopper at defensive tackle ... rated the number-21 player in the East by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... also started on Valley Forge's basketball team, playing center and forward ... was a pitcher, first baseman and outfielder for the baseball team ... was awarded the General Alfred Sanelii Award as the Outstanding Academy Athlete at Valley Forge for the 2003-04 school year ... earned the Anthony Wayne Legion Award as one of the academy's top cadets ... coached by Jim Burner ... full name is Michael Alan Turkovich ... one of three children ... born Nov. 27, 1986, in Johnstown, Pa. ... son of Robert and Susan Turkovich ... brother Bobby played football at Holy Cross ... father Robert played college football at Washington & Jefferson ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management-consulting ... earned a 3.475 grade-point average during the '07 fall semester.


Michael Turkovich
Michael  Turkovich


Bedford, PA

High School:
Valley Forge Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 305

Offensive Guard/Tackle


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