Max Tuerk Bio – Wiki
Max Tuerk was an American football center. He played college football at USC. He was a first-team all-conference selection in the Pac-12 in 2014.
Tuerk was born on January 27, 1994, in Trabuco Canyon, California. Tuerk, the former University of Southern California Trojans football center, has died.
He was 26 years old.
Max Tuerk Died
Tuerk’s death on June 21 was confirmed by his former teammate, Dion Bailey. Bailey tweeted, “Just got some terrible news. Damn man, RIP Max Tuerk! Gone too soon.” In a statement on Twitter, the USC Trojans official account said, “The #TrojanFamily is terribly saddened by the news of Tuerk’s passing, gone too soon at the age of 26, and our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with his family.”
Cause of Death
Tuerk’s cause of death has not been made public. 247Sports reported that Tuerk “collapsed while hiking.”
He was a native of Trabuco Canyon, California, Tuerk attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Tuerk attended USC between 2012 and 2016 on a full scholarship, according to his LinkedIn page.
In his true freshman year at USC, Tuerk emerged as the starting left offensive tackle for USC’s final five regular-season games of 2012 after serving as an often-used back earlier in the season. When he got his first start at Arizona, he became the first-ever USC true freshman to start at left tackle (and the first to start at tackle since Winston Justice in the last 12 games of 2002). Tuerk was named Freshman All-American by College Football News.
Tuerk was unable to participate in the post-season draft combines because of his knee injury, except he was able to do the bench press test. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round, 66th overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He made the Chargers’ roster in 2016 but was inactive for all 16 regular-season games, although he did play during the pre-season. Tuerk was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season after violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.
On November 6, 2017, Tuerk was signed by the Arizona Cardinals of the Chargers’ practice squad. On December 24, 2017, Tuerk made his one and only appearance in a regular-season game: the Cardinals beat the New York Giants, 23–0.
Tuerk was released by the Cardinals on April 12, 2018.
He stands 6 feet 5 inches.
His net worth is under review.