This one will leave a mark.
“In light of achieving our collective dream of winning the Rose Bowl Game, it is difficult to imagine not playing side-by-side with my Stanford brothers for another season,” Ertz said in a statement. “However, after returning home and talking to my family, coaches and advisers and conducting a thorough analysis of the situation, I have decided to forego my final year of eligibility at Stanford University.”
Ertz’s 69 catches were easily the most on the Cardinal in 2012; Drew Terrell’s 33 receptions was second on the team. Ertz added 898 yards and six touchdowns on those receptions, and was a unanimous first-team All-American.
The 6-6, 252-pound junior could/should be the first tight end selected in the draft.