James Denis Turner (born April 17, 1953 in Moultrie, Georgia) is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Duke University. Turner played for the Charlotte Hornets of the World Football League in 1975 as a defensive tackle. Turner joined the Jacksonville Bulls of the United States Football League in 1985. He is now the offensive line coach for Tenafly High School's football team. He was also known for being in the movie Trading Places.