Sports

Stanford's Ertz is latest to receive a national honor

Senior tight end Zach Ertz was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week by the Nassau County Sports Commission on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-6 Cardinal caught three passes for 71 yards in Saturday's 21-14 victory over USC. Ertz also scored the game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter, a 37-yard catch-and run that finished with a dive into the end zone.

With the lead in Stanford's favor for the first time all game, Ertz also was instrumental run-blocking on the subsequent drive that sealed victory and ate six minutes of fourth-quarter game clock.

Last year, Coby Fleener for Stanford was a recipient of the John Mackey Tight End of the Week honor on Oct. 19, 2011.

The 2012 recipient of the John Mackey Award, awarded annually to the most outstanding tight end in FBS college football, will be announced at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Red Carpet Show December 6, 2012 on ESPNU.

The John Mackey Tight End of the Week is an honor distinct and different from the annual John Mackey Award. This weekly honor was started in 2004 to draw attention to individual play by tight ends during the active season. The player of the week acknowledgment does not have a direct bearing on the final John Mackey Award selection process.

Zach Ertz and No. 9 Stanford next will visit Washington on Thursday Sept. 27 for their road opener of the 2012 season.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,849 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 2,033 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,198 views

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 6 comments | 1,149 views

SJSU Center for Steinbeck Studies to Honor Author Khaled Hosseini on Weds Sept 10
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 708 views