Scott Turner (American Football Cornerback): Eric Scott Turner is a retired American football cornerback and a Texas state representative for the 33rd District which includes all of Rockwall County. He is a Republican. As a football player, Turner played defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos between 1995 and 2004. Turner played college football at the University of Illinois, and graduated from Illinois with a degree in speech communications. Turner ran for the vacated office of California's 50th congressional district in the 2006 special election. The congressional seat was previously held by Duke Cunningham. Running as a Republican in the election on April 11, 2006, Turner received 1.43% of the vote, ranking eighth among the Republican candidates in that contest. Turner is challenging Joe Straus for role of Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. It will be the first recorded Speaker vote since 1976.