Matthew Edward Turk was born on June 16, 1968 in Greenfield, Wisconsin. He is a punter for the Houston Texans.
High School Career:
Turk attended Greenfield High School and lettered in football.
Turk was drafted into the NFL by the Washington Redskins in 1995 and stayed with the Redskins until 2000 when he went to Miami. He stayed in Miami for two years, and then played for the Jets for one year. The next season he was back with the Dolphins until he was traded St. Louis for a year. Since 2007 he has been with the Texans. He is now going into his 15th season as an NFL player. He played in the Pro Bowl in 1996-1998. As a veteran punter, Turk has played in 219 career games. He has kicked 1,037 times and averages over 40 yards per punt. In 14 years, he has only had three punts blocked. In the three years that he has played for Houston, he has the top three punting seasons in the history of the Texans. His average punting in the last three seasons is over 42 yards