Cameron “Cam” Jurgens was born on August 21, 1999, he is an American football center from Beatrice, Nebraska, and he currently plays for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football in Nebraska.
Jurgens grew up in Pickrell, Nebraska, and attended Beatrice High School. He played tight end, fullback, linebacker, and punter on the football team and also played basketball and threw discus and shot put on the track team.
Jurgens began his freshman season at tight end and appeared in one game before suffering a foot injury and redshirting the rest of the season. After recovering from his injury, he began to practice at the interior offensive line. Jurgens ultimately moved to the center position and was named the Cornhuskers starter going into his redshirt freshman season.
He started all 12 of Nebraska’s games and was the first freshman to start at center for the team since NCAA restored freshmen eligibility in 1972. Jurgens started seven of Nebraska’s eight games in the team’s COVID-19-shortened 2020 season.
As a redshirt junior, he started all 12 of the Cornhusker’s games and was named third-team All-Big Ten Conference by the leagues’ coaches. Following the end of the season, Jurgens declared that he would forgo his redshirt senior season and enter the 2022 NFL draft. Jurgens also competed on Nebraska’s track and field team in the shot put for two seasons.
Jurgens was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round (51st overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft. Jurgens was hand-picked by All-Pro center Jason Kelce to be his replacement in expectation of his eventual retirement.