Per an SBJ article by Liz Mullen, injured University of Southern California center, Max Tuerk, has decided to sign with Athletes First for his representation in the 2016 NFL Draft. Tuerk
becomes the second college football player to give up his eligibility after a season-ending knee injury this fall. Former UCLA linebacker, Myles Jack, signed with Octagon after tearing his ACL earlier this season.
The 6’6″ 285 pound senior was a 3-year starter on USC’s offensive line with 38 career starts (14 at left guard, 18 at center, 5 at left tackle, 1 at right tackle) and was a 2015 candidate for the Rimington Trophy, presented to the most outstanding collegiate offensive center each year. He suffered a torn ACL in his knee during the Trojans’ 17-12 loss to Washington on October 8th.
He will be represented by Athletes First agents Brian Murphy and Joe Panos for next year’s draft. Even though he is recovering from the ACL tear, he is still projected to be a second or third round pick.