Alex Turner

“The Business Mogul”

Entrepreneur; Founder & Owner of The Homeboy Shoppin’ Network (passed away on November 7, 1993)

Alex Turner – better known as AT – was the only one in our crew that didn’t play football. He actually decided to attend Vanderbilt because Derrick Payne (#24), his long-time best friend from his hometown Memphis, was going to Vandy to play football like the rest of us. AT wasn’t afraid of anyone and had a personality that made him as comfortable in his own skin as anyone I had ever encountered, especially considering that he was just 17 years old. Although he was the youngest of the 11 of us, AT would talk to anyone, at any time about ANYTHING and I admired him for that.

Not only would AT become a young successful entrepreneur, he also knew how to have a good time. We only won three games our freshman year, but AT would always be one of the first guys to celebrate, win or lose. AT wasn’t just the life of the party, he WAS the party. #DaFellaz