Payton Turner Early Life: Career & Achievements

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A young American football defensive end, Payton Turner, was born on (born January 7, 1999) in Houston, Texas, United States. Payton plays for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football league.

Turner used to play college football at Houston and later was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Payton Turner
Payton Turner (Source: Instagram)

To know more about this football player, stick with us till the end of the article. 

Payton Turner | Quick Facts

Full Name Payton Turner
Date Of Birth January 7, 1999
Age 23 Years Old
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Birth Place Houston, Texas, United States
Profession American football player
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Position football defensive end
Father name Not available
Mother name Elena Turner
Brother’s Name Not available
Sister’s Name Not available
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend name Single
School Name Westside (Houston)
College Name Houston
Qualification College
Height 6 feet and 6 inches
Weight 122 kg
Eye Color N|A
Hair Color N|A
Shoe Size N|A
Social Media Instagram


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Last Update July 2022

Early life

Payton Turner started his football journey in during his school life. He spent his childhood in Houston, Texas, and went to the Westside High School. Not only football, but he also played basketball during his high school time. 

Turner’s Mother, Elena Turner, was a former basketball coach; she used to play basketball and was also a basketball player for Division 1. Like mother like son, Payton Turner plays basketball as well as football. 

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However, there’s no information about his father and siblings; we will let you know if we find anything about them. 

Likewise, Turner says his mother always motivated and supported him in playing and becoming a good player. 

High School and College life

Payton Turner started his high school life playing football and basketball at Westside High School.  

Turner was a member of the Houston Cougars for four seasons, where he played college football. He also became a member of the team’s pass rush rotation and was able to finish the season with 14 tackles, one sack, and an interception. 

Payton Turner
(Source: Instagram)

However, Payton Turner’s senior year ended quickly because of his foot injury. He also missed two games due to the injury.

Likewise, during his senior year, Payton was named second-team All-American Athletic Conference. And after the season, he made it to the 2021 Senior Bowl. 

Age and physical appearance

Payton Turner is 23 years old Americain Football defensive end born in Houston, Texas, United States. He celebrates his birthday every year on January 7 and is a 1999 football player. 

As for his physical appearance, he has a height of 6 feet 6 inches tall; even for an athlete, he is pretty tall. 

Turner weighs 122 kg, which is quite good considering his height. 

Career and Achievements

About Payton Turner’s career, he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round, 28th overall of the 2021 NFL Draft. On June 8, 2021, he signed a four-year rookie contract with New Orleans.

Payton Turner was able to play both inside and along the edge in college, as we saw a sample in 2021.

Payton is a versatile player who fits in with a New Orleans defensive line with excellent depth, talent, and versatility. He also has good strength at the point of attraction. 

Not only was Turner fond of football, but he was also a member of the Westside basketball program. 

Payton Turner, Picture, Source, Google
(Source: Google)

At the University of Houston, in his three seasons, he recorded 115 tackles, including 25.0 for a loss plus 10.0 sacks in 39 games. 

According to, Turner’s 84-inch wingspan was the longest recorded for an edge player since 1999, at the Senior Bowl. 

Net Worth

Payton signed a four-year rookie contract worth $12.5 million with New Orleans on June 8, 2021. As of 2021, Payton Turner holds a net worth of $2 million.

Turner signed a four-year rookie contract with New Orleans on June 8, 2021, worth $12.5 million. 

He has a net worth of $2 million at the moment. However, this will keep on changing and increasing.

Turner’s base salary for 2022 at the age of 23 is $1,229,306, the prorated bonus is $1,617,225, and his guaranteed salary is $1,229,306.

Does Payton Turner use social media?

Yes, Payton is active on Social media like Instagram and Twitter. He often talks about his professional and personal life there.

You can follow him on Twitter under the username @pt_turner98(Payton Turner). He has followed 801 people there, and 8,354 people follow him. 

This football is also on Instagram; if you want to connect with him there, you can follow him under the username @pt_turner( Payton Turner). He has 20.4k followers, and he follows 722 people. Payton Turner’s Instagram consists of 25 posts.

His Instagram bio says, “Follower of Christ | New Orleans Saints DE | UH Alumnus.”

Frequently asked question

Does Payton Turner play sports other than football?

Yes, Turner plays basketball along with football. He played basketball during his high school year. He seems to be pretty good at both sports. 

Is Payton Turner dating?

Recently Turner seems to be single as he has not shared any information about his love life and girlfriend.

He hasn’t posted anything about his relationship on his personal Instagram handle. However, as soon as he reveals a piece of news about his dating life, we will let you know.

Jelsa Dahal
Jelsa Dahal
Hi, I am Jelsa an editor at Players Bio. I also write articles during my free time as a freelance writer. Players and the life of celebs interest me. I have been in the world of Digital Marketing for more than a year now.

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