|Birthdate||October 10, 1990|
|Pick||Round: 2, Overall: 35|
Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz should be considered a bench stash this week against the San Francisco 49ers. As the season has gone along, Ertz's fantasy production has sharply declined. Prior to Week 3, Ertz was heavily involved in the Arizona passing game but was an afterthought in the team's upset win over Dallas. In addition, the 49ers have so far allowed the ninth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends. Since it remains to be seen how heavily the Cardinals will utilize him, Ertz is currently a risky option. Unless fantasy managers have no other choice, he's best left on the bench for Week 4.
Sep. 30, 2023 2:00 AM EST
Zach Ertz (full name Zachary Adam Ertz) was born on 10th November, 1990. His hometown is Orange County, California where he grew up with his family and attended high school. Ertz is the oldest out of his family with three younger siblings. Growing up Ertz had an early start on learning the ins and outs about football. Between 1981-1984, Ertz father played for the Lehigh University football team with a decent collegiate career.
Currently Ertz is engaged to Julie Johnston, an American soccer player and defender for the US women’s national soccer team. ertz and Johnston met at a Stanford home baseball game, which is also where they became engaged as well. The two have been in a relationship since 2012, and engaged since February 2016.
Between 2009-2012, Ertz attended Standford University in addition for being a member of their football team. During his freshman year, Ertz decided to redshirt the 2009 season and began actual play in 2010.
In 2010, Ertz played 13 games and recorded 16 receptions for 190 yards, and 5 touchdowns. As time progressed, Ertz gameplay became immensely better and it showed in his stats. During the 2011 season, Ertz recorded 27 receptions for 346 yards , and 4 touchdowns. Ertz last year at Stanford (2012), he left on a high note before entering the NFL Draft. After playing 14 games in the regular season, Ertz recorded 69 receptions for 898 yards, and 6 touchdowns.
Before being drafted by the Eagles, Ertz made his case pretty clear during the 2013 combine. His 40 time was 4.76 seconds, his vertical jump was 30.5 inches, and his 3 cone drill results were 7.08 seconds. With his football IQ, speed, and ability to adjust quickly to situations put in front of him, his draft pick prospect became pretty decent.
The Philadelphia Eagles selected Ertz in the 2nd round (overall pick number 35). With the pick, Ertz signed a rookie contract with undisclosed terms (meaning that his salary information is not available to the public).
Ertz is a tight-end for the Eagles and is currently in his 4th season with the team. Out of his entire professional career, he has only missed 3 games. During his rookie year, Ertz recorded 469 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 36 receptions. He also started in 3 games this year.
Between 2014-2016, Ertz started in majority of the regular season games. In 2015, Ertz recorded a personal season high of 853 reception yards. His personal season highs from 2016 includes receptions (78), and touchdowns (4).
Feel free to take a look at Ertz’s 2015-2016 remarkable highlights.
Ertz is not a shy persona by any means on the football field or off the field. If you would like to keep up with him on social media, feel free to follow his official accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and his main website. While Ertz typically posts about football related things, you can also see him outside of the Eagles jersey and with his family.