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Zach & Julie Ertz are the Ultimate Sports Power Couple
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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz will forever be adored by the city after he scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.

Since arriving in 2013, the Orange County, California native has featured in over 100 games for the Birds, including several playoff games, and has emerged as one of the premier tight ends in the NFL.

For all the die-hard fans the 30-year-old has amassed during his time in Philly, his wife Julie Ertz is equally beloved.

Together, the two represent a remarkably successful sports power couple.

Who is Zach Ertz’s Wife?

Zach Ertz is married to professional soccer player Julie Ertz (née Johnston), who is a member of the U.S. women’s national team.

Julie and Zach met for the first time in college at a Stanford University baseball game. At the time, Zach was a tight end for the Cardinal, while Julie played soccer at Santa Clara University.

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Zach proposed to Julie at Klein Field at Sunkin Diamond, the same place they met, in 2016. The couple got married in 2017 in Santa Barbara, California at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara.

Julie Ertz plays professionally for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League. Ertz is a two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner, having won with the USWNT in 2015 and 2019. Head Coach Doug Pederson excused Zach from part of Eagles’ minicamp in 2019 in order to travel to France to watch Julie play in the 2019 World Cup.

The 28-year-old midfielder has been named U.S. Women’s Soccer Player of the Year twice, in 2017 and 2019.

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Ertz’s professional soccer career began in 2014 when she was drafted into the NWSL as the third-overall pick by the Chicago Red Stars. She earned her first cap for the United States in 2013 in a match against Scotland.

When Ertz is not occupied with her life as a soccer star, whether it be for her club or Team USA, she can be found rooting on her husband in his football endeavors.

Back in 2018, Ertz was playing for the U.S. women’s soccer team in a friendly clash with Denmark. The game took place at the same time as the Eagles challenged the Vikings in the NFC Championship game.

Julie wasn’t able to find out the result until after the game, but her heartfelt reaction to finding out Zach would be headed to the Super Bowl was captured on camera in a touching moment. Zach was emotional in the Eagles locker room after the win when the clip was played back for him.

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Zach Ertz Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Philadelphia Eagles star is worth an estimated $16 million. Meanwhile, Julie boasts an estimated net worth of $3 million.

Zach and Julie have won over the hearts of fans in Philly over the years, and fans will be thankful to see the tight end return from IR this week (so will Carson Wentz).

The Eagles are hoping to bounce back from their disappointing defeat against the New York Giants and get back on track for a shot at the playoffs, and no one will be cheering harder for the Birds than Julie Ertz.

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Karl Rasmussen is a sports writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He studied journalism at the University of Oregon and is an avid fan of the Oregon Ducks, Portland Trail Blazers, New York Yankees and New York Jets.
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