|USC Trojans — No. 75|
|Date of birth:January 27, 1994|
|Place of birth: Trabuco Canyon, California|
|High school: Rancho Santa Margarita (CA) Catholic|
*University of Southern California (2012–present)
|Career highlights and awards|
|*CFN Freshman All-American (2012)|
|Stats at ESPN.com|
A native of Trabuco Canyon, California, Tuerk attended Santa Margarita Catholic High School, where he was a two-way lineman and helped the team win the CIF Pac-5 and CIF Division I state titles in 2011. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Tuerk was listed as the No. 7 offensive tackle prospect in his class.
In his true freshman year at USC, Tuerk emerged as the starting left offensive tackle for USC's final 5 regular-season games of 2012 after serving as an often-used back earlier in the season. When he got his first start at Arizona, he became the first-ever USC true freshman to start at left tackle (and the first to start at tackle since Winston Justice in the last 12 games of 2002). Tuerk was named Freshman All-American by College Football News.
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