Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz made a surprise visit to Northeast High School to hang out with the Vikings and celebrate their recent championship.
Seeing Zach Ertz catch a second quarter pass and fight his way into the end zone had to make you smile if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan. It’s the kind of effort that we’ve grown to expect and appreciate from him. Recently, he took some time out of his schedule to hang out with Philadelphia’s own Northeast Vikings.
He visited them a season ago at about this same time, but this trip was different. This time he showed up as a member of the defending Super Bowl Champions and he was there to celebrate Northeast’s recent championship with them.
It was a moment none of these youngsters will ever forget. Take some time and check out Ertz’s second quarter touchdown from Week 12 and a clip of him hanging out with the Vikings if you haven’t already done so.
This one’s on us:
Clip courtesy of Campbells Chunky’s official YouTube page
One year ago, at this same point of the calendar year, ‘The Birds’ and the Vikings were in search of a title. Now, a member of Philly’s first team to win the Lombardi Trophy has his and his new friends’ sights on winning another.
Though it’s been a difficult season for ‘The Birds’, no one will be able to ever blame that on ‘Number 86’. Ertz is now in some pretty exclusive company. He’s the fourth tight end in NFL history to haul in 400 or more catches in his first six seasons, and the way things are looking, he has a chance to end up with the most catches ever by a tight end in a single season.
To this point, the only three tight ends to ever snag 100 or more catches in a single season are Jason Witten in 2012 (110), Dallas Clark in 2009 (100), and Tony Gonzalez in 2004 (102). Oh and by the way, he’s now only 185 catches away from claiming the record for the most receptions in Eagles history, a record currently held by the great Harold Carmichael.
Ertz just keeps on carving out a name for himself.