BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA – Former NFL and Alabama football player Kevin Turner has died after battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 46.
Turner’s father released a statement on Facebook Thursday announcing the death of the former Crimson Tide fullback, which was also posted to the Kevin Turner Foundation’s website.
Turner helped lead the Crimson Tide to a national championship in 1992 and was drafted by the New England Patriots. Turner went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1995-1999 and was diagnosed with the neurological disease ALS in 2010.