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Ertz Named Walter Camp All-American
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 12/06/2012

Dec. 6, 2012

STANFORD, Calif. - Senior TE Zach Ertz was named today to the 2012 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team, the nation's oldest All-America team now in its 123rd year. The honor was announced this evening on The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

Ertz leads all FBS tight ends with 66 receptions for 837 yards, both of which are Stanford tight end records. The 6-foot-6 senior paced the Cardinal in receiving seven games this season.

Among his six touchdown receptions this season, Ertz caught two game-winners against No. 2 USC and No. 13 Oregon State. His game-tying touchdown sent Stanford to overtime in the win at No. 1 Oregon, on an evening with a career-high 11 catches.

Stanford has had five First-Team Walter Camp All-Americans the past four seasons. Ertz joins David DeCastro (2011), Toby Gerhart (2009), Andrew Luck (2011) and Jonathan Martin (2011) of late. Chris Owusu also was named to the Second Team in 2009.

The Walter Camp All-America team is selected by the head coaches and sports information directors of the 124 Football Bowl Subdivision schools.

Walter Camp, "The Father of American football," first selected an All-America team in 1889. Camp - who was Stanford's first football coach in 1892 - is also credited with developing play from scrimmage, set plays, the numerical assessment of goals and tries and the restriction of play to eleven men per side. The Walter Camp Football Foundation (www.waltercamp.org) - a New Haven-based all-volunteer group - was founded in 1967 to perpetuate the ideals of Camp and to continue the tradition of selecting annually an All-America team.

2012 Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Teams
First Team Offense

WR Marqise Lee (So.) USC
WR Terrance Williams (Sr.) Baylor
TE Zach Ertz (Sr.) Stanford
OL Luke Joeckel (Jr.) Texas A&M
OL Jonathan Cooper (Sr.) North Carolina
OL Chance Warmack (Sr.) Alabama
OL Taylor Lewan (Jr.) Michigan
C Barrett Jones (Sr.) Alabama
QB Johnny Manziel (Fr.) Texas A&M
RB Kenjon Barner (Sr.) Oregon
RB Montee Ball (Sr.) Wisconsin
RB Ka'Deem Carey (So.) Arizona
PK Dustin Hopkins (Sr.) Florida State

First Team Defense
DL Jadeveon Clowney (So.) South Carolina
DL Bjoern Werner (Jr.) Florida State
DL Damontre Moore (Jr.) Texas A&M
DL Star Lotulelei (Sr.) Utah
LB Manti Te'o (Sr.) Notre Dame
LB Jarvis Jones (Jr.) Georgia
LB C.J. Mosley (Jr.) Alabama
DB Dee Milliner (Jr.) Alabama
DB Phillip Thomas (Sr.) Fresno State
DB Johnthan Banks (Sr.) Mississippi State
DB Jordan Poyer (Sr.) Oregon State
P Ryan Allen (Sr.) Louisiana Tech
KR Dri Archer (Sr.) Kent State

Second Team Offense
WR Stedman Bailey (Jr.) West Virginia
WR Tavon Austin (Sr.) West Virginia
TE Tyler Eifert (Sr.) Notre Dame
OL DJ Fluker (Jr.) Alabama
OL Zack Martin (Sr.) Notre Dame
OL Spencer Long (Jr.) Nebraska
OL Jake Matthews (Jr.) Texas A&M
C Dalton Freeman (Grad) Clemson
QB Collin Klein (Sr.) Kansas State
RB Johnathan Franklin (Sr.) UCLA
RB Stefphon Jefferson (Jr.) Nevada
PK Quinn Sharp (Sr.) Oklahoma State

Second Team Defense
DL Will Sutton (Jr.) Arizona State
DL Sam Montgomery (Jr.) LSU
DL Stephon Tuitt (So.) Notre Dame
DL John Simon (Sr.) Ohio State
LB Arthur Brown (Sr.) Kansas State
LB Kevin Minter (Jr.) LSU
LB Khaseem Greene (Sr.) Rutgers
DB Matt Elam (Jr.) Florida
DB Eric Reid (Jr.) LSU
DB Jason Verrett (Jr.) TCU
DB Bradley Roby (So.) Ohio State
P Kyle Christy (So.) Florida
KR Duke Johnson (Fr.) Miami (Fla.)


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