Dec 29, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal tight end Zach Ertz (86) at the 2013 Rose Bowl media day at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft: Zach Ertz Says “It Would Be An Honor” to Play for 49ers


How cool would it be to play under your college coaches in the NFL?

Former Stanford tight end Zach Ertz has a chance to do just that, if the 49ers select him with the 31st pick in the upcoming draft.

Ertz told the San Francisco Chronicle that he would love to join ex-Stanford coaches Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman in San Francisco.

“I would love to play for coach Harbaugh again and coach Roman,” said Ertz. “I had a great relationship with them my first two years in college. It would be a hell of an honor to play in that offense and to play for that team.”

Ertz, a junior, declared for the draft in January, and is projected to be a late first round selection.

In 2012, Ertz caught 69 passes for 898 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 13 yards per reception. Perhaps his greatest play as a Cardinal came against No. 2-ranked Oregon on the road, where his tremendous leaping touchdown sent the game into overtime where Stanford pulled off the upset.

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