It was a dream come true for him.
He even sat down with University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long this summer for an exclusive interview for KNWA.
Long released this statement Sunday:
"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Matt Turner's passing. He was one of the great guys in TV news. Matt was a respected television journalist, passionate Razorback fan and most importantly a dedicated husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Turner family, his colleagues at THV and KNWA and his many friends throughout our state."