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Zach Ertz Honored With Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Award

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles have done an excellent job of creating a locker room that is cohesive and cares both about each other and the community.

Just one day after trading away a player who was causing issues in the clubhouse and many found it difficult to root for to the Patriots, another Eagles player is being recognized for his work in the community.

On Friday night in Atlantic City, tight end Zach Ertz was recognized with the Steinberg-DeNicola Humanitarian Award for his service to the community.

Ertz, along with his wife Julie, started the Ertz Family Foundation during the 2018 season. That was while he earned his second Pro Bowl nod and set the NFL record for most receptions by a tight end in a single season.

Ertz joined Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on a trip to Haiti where he and teammates performed community service and, in seeing the conditions that the youth there were playing in, decided he would start a charity that would assist those youth who were less fortunate with better sporting equipment.

His charity has helped those in Haiti, Philadelphia and Northern California (where he is from and went to college).

Ertz joins teammate Chris Long, who was selected as the Walter Payton Man of the Year, in being recognized for his off-the-field contributions.

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