Zachary Adam Ertz (born November 10, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). While playing college football for the Stanford Cardinal, he was recognized as a Unanimous All-American. The Philadelphia Eagles selected him in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Early years [ edit ]
Ertz was born in
Orange, California. He grew up with three younger siblings. His father played for the Lehigh University football team from 1981 to 1984. Ertz played high school football and [1 ] basketball at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. As a senior, he had 56 receptions, 756 receiving yards, and 14 receiving touchdowns for the football team and was named to the All-East Bay Athletic League first team. [1 ]
College career [ edit ]
Stanford University, where he played for the Stanford Cardinal football team from 2009 to 2012. He redshirted the 2009 season. In 2010, he played 13 games and had 16 catches for 190 yards and five touchdowns. He had two receptions, including a touchdown, in the [2 ] Orange Bowl that year. [1 ]
Ertz had 27 receptions, 343 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns in 2011, despite missing three games due to a knee injury. In the
Fiesta Bowl, he had four catches and one touchdown. The following season, as a junior, Ertz had 69 catches, 898 receiving yards, and six touchdowns. [1 ] He had three catches for 61 yards in the [2 ] Rose Bowl. His 898 receiving yards was the most by an FBS tight end that season. [3 ] He was a consensus All-American, a finalist for the [4 ] Mackey Award, and an All-Pac-12 first team selection. [2 ] [5 ]
After the 2012 season, Ertz announced that he would enter the
NFL Draft. [6 ]
Professional career [ edit ]
2013 NFL Draft [ edit ]
40-yd dash 10-yd split
6 ft 5 in
31 ¾ in
9 ¾ in 4.68 s
9 ft 6 in
40 time, vertical & horizontal jump from Stanford Pro Day. All other values from NFL Combine [2 ]
Philadelphia Eagles selected Ertz in the second round, with the 35th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Eagles signed him to a rookie contract of undisclosed terms on May 9, 2013. [4 ] [7 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d "Zach Ertz Profile". gostanford.com. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
^ a b c d "Zach Ertz Draft Profile". nfl.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
^ "Zach Ertz". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
^ a b Faraudo, Jeff. "Stanford's Zach Ertz drafted by Philadelphia Eagles". mercurynews.com. April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
^ Kirk, Jason. "2012 college football All-Americans: Official consensus team released". sbnation.com. December 17, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
^ Wilner, Jon. "Stanford tight ends Zach Ertz, Levine Toilolo to enter NFL draft". mercurynews.com. January 7, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
^ Marc Sessler, " Zach Ertz, four other rookies sign deals with Eagles," NFL.com (May 9, 2013). Retrieved May 10, 2013.
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