American Football Database
John Turner
Date of birth: (1956-02-22) February 22, 1956 (age 65)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
College: Miami
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick 48
 As player:
1978-1983, 1985-1987
Minnesota Vikings
San Diego Chargers
Playing stats at

John Turner (born February 22, 1956 in Miami, Florida) is a former professional American football player.

Turner graduated from the University of Miami, where he starred as a cornerback. He played 10 seasons in the National Football League, 9 of those with the Minnesota Vikings. In 1997, Turner was hired to coach the expansion St. Paul Sting, a semi-pro American Football team in the Mid-America Football League (MFL). In the team's first and only season, Turner led the Sting to the MFL Championship Game, played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The St. Paul Sting fell to the Minneapolis Lumberjacks in that Championship Game. The Lumberjacks were coached by former St. John's University standout Todd Fultz.

Turner currently works as an administrative assistant at Park Center Senior High School in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.[citation needed]