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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
ND punter Turk invited to Texans camp

By Matt Fortuna

Punter Ben Turk has been invited to the Houston Texans' rookie minicamp, Notre Dame announced, making him the 14th former Irish player to get a shot at an NFL following last week's draft.

We are pleased to announce that Ben Turk @bturk35 has been invited to the @houstontexans Rookie Mini-Camp! #NDFBFamily #GoIrish

— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) April 30, 2013



The 5-foot-11, 186-pound Turk played in 45 games during his Notre Dame career, including all 39 in the past three seasons, averaging 39.1 yards per punt on 200 career boots. The Davie, Fla., native had a career-best 40.8 yards-per-punt average in 2012, and his nine punts of 50 or more yards were a career-best as well.

Turk is the eighth former Notre Dame player to hook up with an NFL team after not being selected in the draft, and there is a chance that he could re-unite with former college teammate Cierre Wood.

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