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The NFC East is no stranger to spectacular TEs. The Philadelphia Eagles in particular, having dealt with the Dallas Cowboys’ Jason Witten for 16 years and rostering one of their own in Zach Erttz . In 2018, Ertz would go on to break the aforementioned Witten’s single season tight end reception record of 110 catches. Ertz’s NFL record 116 catches would produce 1,163 yards and 8 TDs.
Before the superstar TE joined the Eagles in 2013 with the 35th overall pick, he played collegiate football at Stanford University.
The California native would become a consensus All-American, finalist for the Mackey Award and an All-Pac-12 first team selection in just his Junior year. His 898 receiving would be the most by an FBS tight end that season. After such a great performance, Ertz would decide to forgo his Senior year, and enter the 2013 NFL draft.
The rest is quite literally history. Ertz would ink his name in the record book, and cement his name in the history books as a Super Bowl Champion. The modest TE often asserts that he is the “2nd best athlete” in his family, referring of course to his wife Julie Ertz , who is a two time Olympian for USA Women’s Soccer. Their support for each other is admirable, as you will always find Julie or Zach in the stands, cheering on the other.
After spending his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles, the future for Ertz in this city is uncertain. Regardless of what the future holds, there is no doubt that his contributions to this football team and city have been felt and appreciated.