Zach Ertz   #86 TE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 250   Age: 28

Born: 11/10/1990 Orange , CA

College: Stanford

Experience: 6th season

High School: Monte Vista HS [Danville, CA]









Draft 2013

Pick No.35

Selected By: Philadelphia Eagles

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 3 (35)

Pick Analysis: Ertz had a strong incentive to leave The Farm after his redshirt sophomore season because high-profile teammates quarterback Andrew Luck, tight end Coby Fleener, and offensive line stars David DeCastro and Jonathan Martin are no longer around to aid his cause. But staying in Palo Alto for another year gave him the chance to be Stanfordís top offensive weapon and Ertz took advantage of the opportunity in 2012.

He was rated the top tight end recruit in the nation coming out of Monte Vista High School, which is located only one hour north of Stanford's campus. After redshirting in 2009, Ertz became a regular contributor the next season (16-190, 5 TD), catching a touchdown in each of the team's final three games. He started last season with the same type of streak, scoring once in each of the Cardinal's three games, and played well throughout the first seven games. Unfortunately, Ertz suffered an injury to his right knee blocking while Stanford received the opening kickoff against USC. He missed the next three games and made a minimal impact against Notre Dame before appearing healthy again in the team's Fiesta Bowl loss to Oklahoma State (4-38, TD).

Ertz became the feature tight end in 2012 as a junior and started all 14 games, leading the team in just about every receiving category. He finished with a team-high 69 catches for 898 yards and six scores, earning first-team All-Pac 12 and All-American honors.


Video Playlist

  1. Zach Ertz breaks down Andrew Luck's game

    Published: April 16, 2013 at 10:10 a.m.

    Stanford tight end Zach Ertz analyzes his former college quarterback Andrew Luck's pro game and takes a look at some NFL tight ends he would like to mold his own game after.

  2. First Draft: Zach Ertz

    Published: March 15, 2013 at 07:12 p.m.

    Stanford tight end Zach Ertz discusses his style of play on the football field as well as his celebrity look-alike.

  3. Meet Zach Ertz

    Published: Feb. 23, 2013 at 01:41 p.m.

    Find out which ex-NFL great mentored 6-foot-6-inch, 250-pound Stanford tight end Zach Ertz on his journey to the pros.

  4. 2013 Combine workout: Zach Ertz

    Published: Feb. 26, 2013 at 03:00 a.m.

    Watch Stanford TE Zach Ertz work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

  5. 2013 NFL Scouting Combine: Zach Ertz

    Published: Feb. 23, 2013 at 04:39 p.m.

    Watch Stanford tight end Zach Ertz run the 40-yard dash at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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