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Zach Ertz, TE

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Alamo, CA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 249 lbs.
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OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Consensus All-American with first-team honors from the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation...led Stanford pass catchers and all FBS tight ends in receiving yards (898) and total receptions (69), both school records for a tight end...paced Cardinal in receiving eight of 14 games this season...caught 40 receptions for first downs...hauled in 20 passes for 15-plus yards and six for 25-plus yards...recorded a reception each of the last 16 games... had three receptions for 63 yards including a game-long 43-yard catch in the Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin...finished with 106 receiving yards and career-high 11 catches at No. 1 Oregon, the last of which was good for a 10-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14-14 and force overtime...led Stanford with a (then) career-high nine catches for 75 yards and a 13-yard game-winning touchdown against Oregon State...pulled in six catches for 41 yards and a score at Colorado.

Posted a career-high 134 yards receiving on six catches with one touchdown at California, including a career-best 68-yard reception...recorded 55 yards on four receptions at Notre Dame...cashed in on the Cardinal's first drive vs. Arizona with an 11-yard touchdown catch, one of six receptions for 64 yards...led the team in receiving with 106 yards on six receptions at Washington...caught three passes for 71 yards in a 21-14 victory over USC...scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Trojans, a 37- yard catch-and run that finished with a dive into the end zone...named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and John Mackey Tight End of the Week for his performance vs. USC...hauled in a (then) career- long catch of 43 yards vs. Duke...named one of three finalists for John Mackey Award for the most outstanding tight end in FBS college football...named All-Pac-12 first team as well as Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention...received the team's Outstanding Senior Award, along with Alex Debniak.

2011 Season
Part of a talented tight end trio which included Coby Fleener and Levine Toilolo...appeared in 10 games and made three starts...missed the Oregon State, Oregon and Cal games after sustaining a knee injury on the opening kickoff of the USC game...returned to action for the final regular season game against Notre Dame...finished with 27 receptions for 343 yards (12.8) and four touchdowns...caught TD passes in each of the first three games against San Jose State, Duke and Arizona, running his consecutive game streak with a TD reception to six...ranked as Stanford's third-leading receiver with 22 receptions for 308 yards and seven touchdowns through seven games before sustaining a knee injury at USC...caught at least four passes in three games against Arizona (4-58), Colorado (4-78) and Washington State (5-52)...also had four receptions of 20 yards or more, including a 26-yarder from Luck against Colorado...caught four passes for 38 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma State in the Fiesta Bowl...was on the receiving end of an 18-yard scoring strike from Luck at the 8:22 mark of the third quarter that gave Stanford a 28-21 lead.
2010 Season
Caught 16 passes for 190 yards (11.9) and five touchdowns in 13 games...five TD receptions were third on the team behind Doug Baldwin (9) and Coby Fleener (7)...had four catches for 16 yards through the first seven games of the season, but caught 12 passes for 174 yards and four TDs over the last six contests...caught his first career touchdown in the season opener against Sacramento State, hauling in a five-yard reception from Luck at the 8:38 mark of the second quarter...had one reception at Notre Dame and Oregon...had three receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown in Stanford's 41-0 victory at Washington...caught his second touchdown of the season on a three-yard pass from Luck as time expired in the third quarter...caught two passes in the Big Game at Cal, including a 13-yard touchdown pass from Luck that gave Stanford a 24-0 lead at the 2:47 mark of the second quarter...also pulled down a season long 32-yard reception...hauled in a season-high four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in Stanford's 38-0 victory over Oregon State...caught a 21-yard TD pass from Luck at the 9:38 mark of the first quarter to open the scoring....pulled down a pair of passes in Stanford's Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech, including a 25-yard touchdown pass from Luck at the 6:32 mark of the second quarter that gave the Cardinal a 13-9 lead.
2009 Season
Did not see action.
High School
Graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif....high school coach was former Santa Clara University quarterback Craig Bergman...listed as the fourth-best tight end prospect in the nation by Scout.com, seventh by both CSTV/Tom Lemming and SuperPrep Magazine and 10th by Rivals.com... three-year varsity letterwinner caught 56 passes for 756 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior...first team all-state selection by Scout.com...two-time All-Northern California first team pick by NorCalPreps.com...first team All-Metro selection by the San Francisco Chronicle...two-time Contra Costa Times All-East Bay selection...first team All-East Bay Athletic League choice as a senior...2008 Cal-Hi Sports North Coast Section Scholar Athlete of the Year...also lettered in basketball.
Parents are Douglas and Lisa Ertz...oldest of four children...father played football at Lehigh University from 1981-84 and his uncle David played baseball at the University of Vermont from 1970-72...hobbies include reading and movies...born in Orange, Calif. ...full name is Zachary Adam Ertz...majoring in management science and engineering.
04/25/2013 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 40. *Zach Ertz, TE, Stanford: A "move" tight end in Stanford's pro-style offense, Ertz is a versatile, athletic pass receiver. He does not, however, offer much as a blocker. That limits his stock. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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