Max Tuerk Wiki – Max Tuerk Biography
Max Tuerk, the former University of Southern California Trojans football center, has died at 26.
Death and Cause of Death
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.”
Tuerk’s cause of death has not been made public. 247Sports reported that Tuerk “collapsed while hiking.”
Tuerk was a four-star recruit out of high school, according to his Rivals page. Tuerk was later drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2016 and spent some time with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017.
Facts You Need to Know
January 27, 1994, Trabuco Canyon, California, United States
June 21, 2020
62 (Los Angeles Chargers / Center), MORE
2012 (USC Trojans football), 2016 (Los Angeles Chargers), 2017 (Arizona Cardinals)
Max Tuerk Age
He was 26 years old.
A native of Trabuco Canyon, California, Tuerk attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School, where he was a two-way lineman and helped the team win the CIF Pac-5 and CIF Division I state titles in 2011. He also participated in track & field. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Tuerk was listed as the No. 7 offensive tackle prospect in his class. His father, Greg Tuerk, played tight end for Brown University.
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 a native of Trabuco Canyon, California, 55 miles south of Los Angeles. He attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School. According to Tuerk’s official USC profile, his high school career was hugely decorated. In 2011, his honors included being on the ESPNHS.com All-American first team and the Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team. Tuerk was also named the Los Angeles Times All-Area Lineman of the Year and the All-Trinity League Co-Lineman of the Year. The profile referred to Tuerk as the team’s “most versatile offensive lineman.” Tuerk is listed on his profile as having stood at 6-foot-6 and weighing over 280 pounds.
Tuerk attended USC between 2012 and 2016 on a full scholarship, according to his LinkedIn page.
In his “About” section, Tuerk wrote, “Former professional athlete looking for a job.” Tuerk was first team all-conference in the Pac-12 in 2014. Tuerk was a policy, planning and development major at the school. Tuerk was sidelined with a torn knee ligament injury for most of this senior year.