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Max Tuerk (1994–2020), former NFL player with Chargers, Cardinals

by Linnea Crowther

Max Tuerk was a former NFL player with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals.

USC standout and NFL career

Tuerk played football at USC, where he was named a Freshman All-American in 2012. In the 2016 NFL draft, he was chosen by the Chargers in the third round, but an injury kept him on the inactive list during his first season. In 2017, Tuerk was suspended by the Chargers for a violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy. Tuerk signed with the Cardinals later in 2017, playing a single NFL game with them in December of that year against the New York Giants. He was released by the Cardinals in 2018.

What people said about him

Full obituary: Daily Bulletin

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