Former USC and Chargers Offensive Lineman Max Tuerk Dies At Age 26

Written by on June 21, 2020

Max Tuerk, a former offensive lineman for the College of Southern California and the Chargers, has died at age 26, USC introduced Sunday.

Max Tuerk, USC, ChargersStephen Dunn / Getty Photos

“Heartbroken by the lack of Max Tuerk,” USC coach Clay Helton wrote on Twitter. “Unbelievable particular person, teammate, and Trojan. Our ideas and prayers exit to his household.”

The varsity didn’t present a time or reason for dying. USCFootball.com reportedly confirmed to 247Sports activities community that Tuerk collapsed whereas climbing.

Tuerk was drafted within the third spherical of the 2016 NFL draft by the Chargers. After not seeing the sector his rookie yr, he was launched and signed by the Arizona Cardinals, for whom he performed his solely NFL snap. Tuerk took the sector through the Cardinals’ 23-Zero win over the New York Giants on Dec. 24, 2017.

At USC, Tuerk was an impactful pressure on the offensive. He was a Freshman All-American in 2012 and a First Staff All-Pac-12 participant in 2014. Tuerk was a prime offensive line prospect popping out of highschool at Santa Margarita Catholic Excessive College.

“The #TrojanFamily is very saddened by the information of Tuerk’s passing, gone too quickly on the age of 26, and our ideas, prayers, and condolences are along with his household,” USC Athletics tweeted Sunday.

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