USC center Max Tuerk on Rimington Trophy watch list

Max Tuerk named to watch list for Rimington Trophy, given to top college football center

USC’s Max Tuerk is among 54 players on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, presented annually to college football’s top center.

Tuerk, 6 feet 6 and 285 pounds, will start at center for the second season after playing guard and tackle as a freshman and sophomore.

Tuerk, who came to USC from Santa Margarita High, was voted All-Pac-12 Conference last season by conference coaches.

Tuerk is the most experienced player on a Trojans offensive line that returns starters at every position.

A USC player has never won the Rimington Trophy. The award was established in 2000.

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