LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Tuerk, an All-America offensive lineman at Southern California who was drafted by the Chargers, has died. He was 26.
Tuerk's family said he died Saturday while hiking with his parents on a favorite trail in Cleveland National Forest north of San Diego. No details were provided.
"Max loved his teammates, coaches and schools," the family said in a statement. "Max was a loving son and older brother and his passing leaves a giant hole in our hearts."