Keena Turner
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Turner in 1986
San Francisco 49ers
Position:Vice president
Senior advisor to the general manager
Personal information
Born: (1958-10-22) October 22, 1958 (age 65)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Chicago Vocational
NFL Draft:1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
  • Stanford (1992–1994)
    Linebackers coach
As an executive:
  • San Francisco 49ers (20012003)
    Player development director
  • San Francisco 49ers (20042005)
    Alumni coordinator
  • San Francisco 49ers (20062007)
    Director of alumni coordinators
  • San Francisco 49ers (20082017)
    Vice president of football affairs
  • San Francisco 49ers (2018–present)
    Vice president & senior advisor to the general manager
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games started:118
Player stats at · PFR

Keena Turner (born October 22, 1958) is an American football executive and former player, coach, and broadcaster. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1980 NFL Draft. A 6'2" 237 pound linebacker from Purdue University, Turner played in 11 NFL seasons and spent his entire career with the 49ers. A one time Pro Bowl selection, he retired from the 49ers with four Super Bowl rings.[1] Turner famously played Super Bowl XVI with the chickenpox.[2]

After his playing career ended, Turner served as a television co-host for 49ers pre-season games. Currently he serves as the team's vice president and senior advisor to the general manager. [3] Turner and his wife Linda have three children, Sheena, Miles, and Ella.

Turner previously owned a car dealership in Tracy, California with former teammate Ronnie Lott.[4]

Coaching career

From 1992 to 1994 Turner coached linebackers at Stanford under Bill Walsh.


  1. ^ "Keena Turner made 49ers VP". June 5, 2008. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "Keena Turner played Super Bowl XVI with chickenpox". 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Keena Turner: Biography". Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  4. ^ Writer, Kate Fowlie Record Staff. "Former 49er loves small-town life". The Stockton Record. Retrieved 2023-12-20.