When professional football player Cam Jurgens bought his first home, there was no question which mower he’d choose to maintain his property—a legendary Exmark Lazer Z. That’s because Cam is part of a three-generations-long Exmark heritage, which he credits with helping him realize his pro football dreams.
The Jurgens family legacy all started with his grandma Karen in 1986. For 25 years she worked on the Exmark production line, retiring in 2011. She was the first full-time female employee in the plant, becoming a trailblazer for both Exmark and the Jurgens family. And today, Cam’s father Teddy is a welder at Exmark—in addition to being a full-time farmer—working sunup to sundown, seven days a week.
This tireless work ethic instilled in him by his family is at the core of Cam’s success. Influencing a mindset that started with his first job mowing the local church grounds (on a Lazer Z, of course). And, it motivated his path to becoming a starting lineman in one of the world’s premiere pro sports leagues. Ultimately, this same relentlessness has helped Cam carve a name for himself in the grueling world of pro football. Despite no longer living in Nebraska, he’s reminded of the incredible legacy his family has at Exmark with every mow.