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A Special Homecoming For Ertz

Posted Nov 3, 2013

OAKLAND -- Tight end Zach Ertz played for the first time in his home state of California as an NFL player and he made it a game to remember.

Ertz caught a career-high five passes for 42 yards and recorded the first touchdown of his career in Sunday's historic 49-20 win over the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum.

The Danville, Calif. native and Stanford alum had to purchase 20 tickets for friends and family and that doesn't include others who purchased separate tickets.

"It was a very special day altogether. The most important thing is that we set a lot of team records," Ertz said. "The seven touchdowns today were huge for us. We made so many plays and then we saw the defense do well. It was huge for our offense."

Ertz caught one of Nick Foles' seven touchdown passes, which tied an NFL record. Foles hit the second-round draft pick in the back, right corner of the end zone from 15 yards out. It was an important score at the time because it extended the Eagles' lead to 28-10 in the second quarter right after Oakland scored and was building momentum.

"It was awesome," Ertz said of being a part of Foles' amazing day. "He's an unbelieveable leader on and off the field and I'm very happy for him."

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