Friday, April 26, 2013

Ertz catch helping Stanford beat Kelly, Oregon

Lane Johnson, Chip Kelly.
Evaluating this sequence of photos it's apparent Zach Ertz did make that hotly disputed scoring catch for the Stanford Cardinal to hand Chip Kelly and Oregon their only loss last season.

Kelly and Ertz discussed the play at the scouting combine.

"When I first walked into the meeting room with him he asked me if it was a catch," Ertz said. "And I said, of course it was a catch. He said, 'alright, the film doesn't lie.' "

Later Ertz sent Kelly a note thanking him for the interview at the combine. The letter ended "P.S. It was a catch."

"I think at the end of the day I just wanted to remind him what happened when we played against them and just to get the last laugh," said Ertz, who caught 11 passes for 106 yards in that game.

Ertz's grab knotted the game and forced overtime, the Cardinal prevailing by a field goal.

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