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Arizona Cardinals TE Zach Ertz ‘spikes baby’ in TD celebration

Oct 7, 2022, 9:11 PM | Updated: 9:21 pm

Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz became a father for the first time this summer.

He and his wife, Mesa native and United States Women’s National Team player Julie Ertz, had their baby boy, Madden, in August.

So it should come as no surprise to see the Cardinals TE dedicate his second touchdown of the season in a 26-16 win over the Carolina Panthers last weekend to his baby boy.

However, after “rocking the baby,” the tight end returned to his football roots and capped off the celebration with a Gronk spike.

Thankfully the football was only a symbolic prop for baby Madden. Right, mom?

“She loved it. She loved it. The only thing I regret is maybe not spiking the ball,” Zach Ertz said on Thursday of what his wife thought of the celebration.

“But other than that, it was a great celebration. She loved it. We got the ball made out to Madden and everything, so it’ll be a keeper.”

Ertz finished the game with 47 yards for one score on six receptions (six targets).

And through the first four games of the regular season this year, the Cardinals tight end has reeled in 22 catches on 31 targets for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

The Cardinals host the Philadelphia Eagles, Ertz’s former team, in a Week 5 matchup at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Sunday.

Kickoff is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

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