The Chargers Thursday signed center Max Tuerk to a four-year contract, the team announced.
Tuerk was the team’s third-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft; the 66th overall selection from the University of Southern California.
A career starter for the Trojans, Tuerk also was a team captain as a junior and senior. He is a versatile player who started 38 career games in three-plus seasons at USC, including 18 starts at center, 14 at left guard, five at left tackle and one at right tackle. As a junior he captured USC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year Award.
Tuerk becomes the seventh Chargers pick from the 2016 NFL Draft to sign a contract. The only remaining draft pick unsigned is defensive end Joey Bosa (first round).