Zach Ertz attended Stanford University, where he played for the Stanford Cardinal football team from 2009 to 2012. As a junior, Ertz had 69 catches, 898 receiving yards, and six touchdowns. He had three catches for 61 yards in the Rose Bowl. His 898 receiving yards was the most by an FBS tight end that season. He was a consensus All-American, a finalist for the Mackey Award, and an All-Pac-12 first team selection.
After the 2012 season, Ertz announced that he would enter the NFL Draft. Zach Ertz has hand signed this Stanford Cardinal 8x10 Photo #86. SV Private Signing- 5/2/15. JSA Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity.