Max Tuerk was born on January 27, 1994. He was an American Footballer Centre. He played college football at USC.
Max Tuerk was a Freshman All-American in 2012 and a First Team All-Pac-12 player in 2014. At the time of Tuerk’s drafting in the NFL, Shotgun Spratling of USCFootball.com offered this analysis of Tuerk’s time on the offensive line:
“Tuerk was a force on the USC offensive line for three and a half years until tearing his anterior cruciate ligament against Washington in October this season,” Spratling wrote. “Wherever a team needs Tuerk, he can play. He played all three offensive line positions during his time as a Trojan, starting at left tackle as a freshman before eventually becoming a stud center. He finished with 38 career starts with 18 at center, 14 at left guard, five at left tackle and one at right tackle.
“Despite his size, Tuerk is an athletic lineman capable of getting to the outside when pulling. He does a great job of getting to the second level as well. The former Santa Margarita Catholic product was a quiet leader and an offensive captain. During his junior year, Tuerk was named USC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year and was an All-Pac-12 first team member after being an honorable mention for the conference team his first two seasons.”
Tuerk collapsed while hiking. He was 26 at the time of his death.
We are saddened to report that former #USC and Los Angeles #Chargers Center Max Tuerk has passed away at the age 26. Tuerk was a third-round pick in the 2016 draft, no cause of death has been reported#NFL | #BoltsNation | #3ptcnvrsn pic.twitter.com/lc0wV5OHgy
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