I’ve been wanting to recount a Max Tuerk story for the past week so here’s one:
When Tuerk played at USC, the team started wearing those shiny helmets that looked like Christmas bulbs. The helmets also featured a chrome face mask.
After the first time USC wore them, Tuerk showed me his face mask. All of the chrome had been chipped off during the game. It happened every time USC wore the helmets.
Tuerk’s helmet took a beating every game. He was always a physical player so it wasn’t surprising.