The Trabuco Canyon, Calif. native helped Santa Margarita Catholic High School win a state title in 2011. In 2012, Max was named a College freshman All-American and was then drafted to the All-Pac-12 first team as a college junior in 2014.
Unfortunately, he saw little playtime in his senior season: an ACL injury derailed his hopes for more field action.
Things began looking up for Max, however, when the San Diego chargers brought him on their squad as a third-round draft pick in 2016. He was selected as a “healthy scratch” for the time, meaning that while he was able to play, the NFL only allows 46 of a team’s 53 players to actually dress and take the field.
However, he didn’t see any playtime during that first year for the Chargers.
The beginning of the 2017 season was a hard one for Max, as well. He tested positive for using performance-enhancing drugs (steroids), and was suspended without pay for the first four games of that season. The Chargers distanced themselves from the Lineman and eventually cut him from their roster.
He would then get to play with the Arizona Cardinals, but only played a single game, which also marked his only NFL appearance, ever. Max was ultimately cut in 2018 and hasn’t played for the NFL since.