Zach Ertz

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Zach Ertz
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Ertz in 2017
No. 86 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-10) November 10, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Orange County, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Danville (CA) Monte Vista
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2017
Receptions: 260
Receiving yards: 3,030
Receiving touchdowns: 13
Player stats at NFL.com

Zachary Adam Ertz (born November 10, 1990) is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2013 NFL draft. He played college football at Stanford, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American.

Early years[edit]

Ertz was born in Orange, California. He grew up as the oldest of four children. His father played for the Lehigh University football team from 1981 to 1984.[1] Ertz played high school football and 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]

Ertz attended Stanford University, where he played for the Stanford Cardinal football team from 2009 to 2012. He redshirted the 2009 season.[2] 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 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.[1] The following season, as a junior, Ertz had 69 catches, 898 receiving yards, and six touchdowns.[2] He had three catches for 61 yards in the Rose Bowl.[3] His 898 receiving yards was the most by an FBS tight end that season.[4] He was a consensus All-American, a finalist for the 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]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
249 lb
(113 kg)
31 34 in
(0.81 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.68 s 4.47 s 7.08 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
24 reps
40 time, vertical & horizontal jump from Stanford Pro Day. All other values from NFL Combine [2]

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Ertz in the second round, with the 35th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL draft.[4] The Eagles signed him to a rookie contract of undisclosed terms on May 9, 2013.[7]

On January 25, 2016, the Eagles signed Ertz to a five-year, $42 million extension.[8]

Career stats[edit]

Year Team GP REC YDS AVG LNG TD FD LST
2013 PHI 16 36 469 13.0 38 4 25 0
2014 PHI 16 58 702 12.1 35 3 42 1
2015 PHI 15 75 853 11.4 60 2 39 1
2016 PHI 14 78 816 10.5 30 4 42 0
Total Total 61 247 2840 11.5 60 13 148 2

Personal life[edit]

Ertz is married to professional soccer player Julie Johnston, starting defender on the US Women's National Team; they met in 2012 at a Stanford baseball game.[9] On February 26, 2016 Ertz proposed to Johnston at Klein Field, the Stanford U baseball stadium where they first met.[10] They married on March 26, 2017, in Goleta, California.[11] Julie and Zach Ertz were featured in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue 2017. [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Zach Ertz Profile". gostanford.com. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Zach Ertz Draft Profile". nfl.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Zach Ertz". espn.go.com. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Faraudo, Jeff. "Stanford's Zach Ertz drafted by Philadelphia Eagles". mercurynews.com. April 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Kirk, Jason. "2012 college football All-Americans: Official consensus team released". sbnation.com. December 17, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  6. ^ Wilner, Jon. "Stanford tight ends Zach Ertz, Levine Toilolo to enter NFL draft". mercurynews.com. January 7, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  7. ^ Sessler, Marc (May 9, 2013). "Zach Ertz, four other rookies sign deals with Eagles". NFL.com. 
  8. ^ Patra, Kevin (January 25, 2016). "Eagles ink Zach Ertz to a 5-year, $42 million extension". NFL.com. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Julie". The Official Web Site of Zach Ertz - www.zachertz86.com. June 19, 2015. 
  10. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BCRugIetP6t/?taken-by=zachertz
  11. ^ "Instagram post by Zach Ertz • Mar 26, 2017 at 6:10pm UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-03-29. 
  12. ^ http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/page/bodyjuliezachertz/philadelphia-eagles-tight-end-zach-ertz-uswnt-defender-julie-ertz-supporting-other-body-issue-2017

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