Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
Heads into the 2023 season with 34 career starts — all 34 coming at the center position. Played 2,541 snaps over the last three seasons, the most out of any returning player for the Deacons.
2022 (redshirt jr): All-ACC Honorable Mention…William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist…Rimington Award Watch List…Preseason Lindy's Second Team All-ACC…Preseason Phil Steele Second Team All-ACC…Named a member of the All-ACC Team as an honorable mention…Started 13 games, all coming at center, and did so following August 2022 concussion ... Helped lead the team to its seventh consecutive bowl game and back-to-back bowl wins with a victory over Missouri in the Gasparilla Bowl…Over the course of the season, played the fifth-most snaps on the team, totaling 911 in 2022…Season-high 97 snaps came in a victory over Syracuse in the Demon Deacons regular season home finale…Totaled 89 snaps in a ranked victory over Florida State in September…Named a captain ahead of the 2022 season for the second-consecutive season...Member of the All-ACC Academic Team...2022 William V. Campbell Trophy Semifinalist...2022 Rimington Award Watch List.
2021 (rs soph): Rimington Trophy Watch List … Named a member of the All-ACC Team as an honorable mention…Started 13 games, all coming at center during the Demon Deacons historic 11-win season en route to the ACC Atlantic Division and Gator Bowl titles…Over the course of the season, played the seventh-most snaps on the team, totaling 969 in 2021…Notched over 90 plays in two games against North Carolina and NC State…Season-high 96 snaps came in a victory over No. 20 NC State, clinching the Deacs perfect home season and extending the home winning streak to nine games at Truist Field…Named a captain ahead of the 2021 season...Just the third sophomore captain in the Dave Clawson era along with Sam Hartman and Ryan Javion...Named the ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the NC State win, grading out at 92 percent with three knockdowns and no sacks or pressures allowed.
2020 (rs soph): Rimington Trophy Watch List … Started eight games at center ... Made first career start against Clemson (9/12) ... Earned second varsity letter of career.
2019 (redshirt fr): Played in all 13 games ... On the field for 115 snaps with season-high of 20 vs. Elon (9/21) and Clemson (11/16) ... Member of the punt coverage team ... Earned first varsity letter
2018 (fr): Appeared in two games and retained his redshirt status ... Saw eight snaps against Towson and was also in for a play in a 59-7 win over Duke.
High School: Attended Damascus High School (Damascus, MD) … Team captain in high school ... Considered a three-star athlete by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports ... Rated the No. 47 guard in the class of 2018 by ESPN and the No. 16 recruit in Maryland ... Part of three consecutive state championships under Coach Eric Wallich at Damascus High ... Three-year letterman ... Holds school record for most pancake blocks in a game with 12 ... Holds season (89) and career marks (169) for pancake blocks as well ... Invited to the Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game ... As a senior, named the MCPS Coaches 3A-2A Player of the Year ... First Team All-Met by the Washington Post ... Team rushed for 31 touchdowns and averaged 44 points per game en route to winning the 2A state championship ... Helped the Swarmin’ Hornets set the county record for most consecutive wins ... Won every regular season game by a minimum of 24 points ... Never lost a varsity game in his career, going 42-0 ... As a junior, named team offensive lineman of the year while earning First Team All-Met and all-state ... Led Damascus to a 14-0 record and a 3A state championship ... Earned all-conference lacrosse honors as a defender ... Damascus was 14-0 and 3A state champions as a sophomore.
Son of Mary and Jay Jurgens ... Born Jan. 1, 2000 ... Played on a youth Super Bowl title team as a youngster ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA and as an AP Scholar with Distinction ... Serves as a mentor/coach for a Special Olympics bocce ball team and works with youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities…All-ACC Academic Member (2018, 2021-22)
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