Published Saturday, July 27, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 6:35 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 7 Jamal Turner
Jon Nyatawa Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Jamal Turner | 6-foot-1 | 185 pounds | Jr. | Wide receiver

Click here to see previous entries in the Husker Camp Countdown series.

Ask Turner about his growth as a player and person in the past two years and he’ll laugh. Humor’s about the only way he makes sense of a maturation so significant. There’s still room for more progress, but Turner’s embracing the challenge.

The turning point, arguably, occurred last offseason, when he acknowledged his flaws and buddied up with veterans for tutelage. Confidence ballooned from there, and was exposed fully when he caught the winning touchdown in the final seconds at Michigan State.

Now that Turner has grasped Nebraska’s offensive system, the elusiveness and explosiveness that defined his sensational improv days as a dual-threat quarterback in high school can be fully utilized in the Huskers’ attack. Watch for him on special teams, too.

Previous entries (and honorable mentions):

>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton
>> No. 42: Michael Rose
>> No. 41: Jordan Westerkamp
>> No. 40: Tommy Armstrong
>> No. 39: Trevor Roach
>> No. 38: Andy Janovich
>> No. 37: Mo Seisay
>> No. 36: Alonzo Moore
>> No. 35: Harvey Jackson
>> No. 34: Charles Jackson
>> No. 33: Avery Moss
>> No. 32: Terrell Newby
>> No. 31: Matt Finnin
>> No. 30: Aaron Curry
>> No. 29: Jared Afalava
>> No. 28: Vacated
>> No. 27: Adam Taylor
>> No. 26: Stanley Jean-Baptiste
>> No. 25: Andrew Rodriguez
>> No. 24: Andrew Green
>> No. 23: Randy Gregory
>> No. 22: Kevin Williams
>> No. 21: Greg McMullen
>> No. 20: Imani Cross
>> No. 19: Brent Qvale
>> No. 18: C.J. Zimmerer
>> No. 17: Jake Cotton
>> No. 16: Thad Randle
>> No. 15: Jake Long
>> No. 14: Jeremiah Sirles
>> No. 13: Josh Mitchell
>> No. 12: Corey Cooper
>> No. 11: David Santos
>> No. 10: Zaire Anderson
>> No. 9: Cole Pensick
>> No. 8: Jason Ankrah

About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: jon.nyatawa@owh.com. He welcomes feedback.