The Philadelphia Eagles landed at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with one of their best landings for the highly anticipated Super Bowl LII between the National Football Conference (NFC) champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the American Football Conference (AFC) champions, the New England Patriots. With the Eagles in the tight final position, Zach Ertz flies as an offensive lineman and wide receiver to block advancing opponents on running plays, but also to catch passes, know his routes and keep the ball-winning.
Zach Ertz is a tremendous asset and an accomplished, productive player who has been on a roll since joining the Eagles in 2013. The basics of the game are in his blood, although he has a reputation for using all the resources on the field to attack dangerously and put obstacles in the way of his opponents, with no hard feelings when he’s waved at you to pass to the opposing side.
Since he will be making history in the Super Bowl LII on February 4, 2018, here is everything you need to know about his biography; brother, wife, and girlfriend. We’ll also tell you about his previous injury and net worth as he played profitably in the NFL.
Zach Ertz – Biography, Brother
Zach belongs to the generation that became teenagers in the first decade of the new millennium. The adult Zach Ertz of today was born as a baby on November 10, 1990, the oldest of four children (Nick Ertz, Jackson Ertz, and Shane Ertz) of Doug and Lisa Ertz in Orange, California. His full name is Zachary Adam Ertz. His father Doug Ertz also played soccer and was under contract at Lehigh University from 1981 to 1984. The family of 6 later moved to Northern California when Zach was just 7 years old, and it turned out that this had properly propagated his interest in sports.
Zach Ertz and Basketball
Basketball was the sport in which he was really outstanding in the beginning. His size suited the game and he loved to play it, watch it, rebound, and catch the ball. He played basketball at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California. He was very focused on playing basketball and was hoping for a career in the sport. He remembered thinking he could get a scholarship to play basketball and probably played in the Ivy League or a small D1 school.
However, his mother continued to encourage him to play other sports, including football. He gave in at first, fearing that his size in basketball would lead him into an all-out offensive line in football, which he did not want. He had a preference for a creative position. Over time, however, he gave in and joined the football team at Monte Vista High School (MVHS) in Danville, California. As fate would have it, he was placed in a position that made him the star of the team. He played the all-important quarterback, receiver, and safety on the MVHS rookie team, which made him discover his inner love for football.
Zach Ertz and Football
During his time as a player for MVHS he had 56 receptions, recorded 756 receiving stations with 14 receiving touchdowns, and was rewarded by being named to the first team of the All-East Bay Athletic League.
Zach Ertz left high school and enrolled at Stanford University, where he played for the Stanford Cardinal soccer team from 2009 to 2012. He started playing for them in his first year there and became famous until 2010. He had 2 receptions, including a touchdown in the Orange Bowl in 2010, and by 2011 his playing time had increased with 27 receptions, 343 reception yards, and 4 touchdowns.
Zach will slow down in 2012 for no reason, as he had 69 receptions, 898 receiving banks, and 6 touchdowns. In the Rose Bowl, he had 3 catches, 61 yards with 898 receiving yards, which was the highest number of FBS tight ends this season. It was clear that he would become a soccer star one day. He was a finalist for the Mackey Award and an All-Pac 12 first-team selection and All-American Consensus.
He participated in the 2012 NFL Draft, with the Philadelphia Eagles selecting him in the second round as the fifth overall candidate for the 2013 NFL Draft. He signed his professional contract with the Eagles on May 9, 2013, and has since proven to be an indispensable member of the team. The Super Bowl LII is another groundbreaking event for him, as he makes his presence known to millions of fans around the world.
Wife and Girlfriend
Zach Ertz is married to his girlfriend and professional soccer player Julie Beth Ertz (born April 6, 1992), who was born in 2012. She is a midfielder who plays in the home team of the American Women’s Soccer National Team and at the club level with the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). She is also a FIFA Women’s Soccer World Champion (America) with more than 50 appearances and 14 goals for the national team.
Zach and Julie met in 2012 when they both accidentally attended a baseball game at Stanford. Maybe they had a lot to talk about as athletes, and the relationship between them continued well.
Zach Ertz asked the question “Will you marry me” on February 26, 2016, at Klein Field, the Stanford U-Ball Stadium where they first met in 2012. She accepted and married on March 26, 2017, in Goleta, California. As espn.com reported, her wedding was well attended by athletes. Since her husband will be playing in Super Bowl LII, she has been in the spotlight lately.
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Injury and Net Worth
In 2011, Zach had suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss 3 games in the season. Nevertheless, he ended the season with 27 receptions, 343 reception yards, and 4 touchdowns. The injury was not one that would stop him from playing well as long as he returned with better records in 2012.
In December 2017, Zach Ertz had another injury-related incident, this time a head injury, when his team played against the Seattle Seahawks. He suffered the injury after a mid-stroke by Safety Bradley McDougald in the third quarter. He was on the ground and seemed dazed for some time, but later he got up and went off on his own. The Eagles lost this game 24-10 to the Seattle Seahawks.
The good news today was that he recovered quickly enough from the injury and even played against the New York Giants. Currently, he is still injury-free and will miss the Super Bowl LII for no reason.
Zach was a successful American football player. He is not yet at the zenith of his career, but with a net worth of $16 million, he is certainly doing well and will exceed that amount in the near future.