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As NFL draft nears, Pasadena native Ezekiel Turner hopes his days of being overlooked are over

As NFL draft nears, Pasadena native Ezekiel Turner hopes his days of being overlooked are over

After finishing his high school football career at Glen Burnie, Ezekiel Turner decided his best option was to bet on himself.

Turner, a running back and safety in high school, had a couple of Division II offers in hand and a few preferred walk-on slots available from programs such as Towson and Charlotte. However, he wanted more.

“Growing up, I always wanted to play big-time college football,” Turner said. “I knew that I was capable of playing at the next level and didn’t want to sell myself short.”

Turner was an academic qualifier out of high school, but he opted to attend junior college for the exposure. He spent less than one year at...

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