As far as Super Bowl power couples go, it’s hard to beat Zach and Julie Ertz.
Zach is a former second-round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles out of Stanford who made the Pro Bowl following another strong season. He met Julie at a Stanford baseball game in 2012 and got married last year. Julie, formerly Johnston, has been with the US Women’s National Soccer Team since 2013 and won a World Cup with the team in 2015.
Both are incredible athletes, but who’s the best in the family? Zach says it’s Julie.
“Julie is the best athlete in the family. I’m never going to argue that. She’s a phenomenal athlete,” Zach said in an interview with NFL Network’s Michael Irvin during Super Bowl media week.
Zach also said he’s trying to keep up with her in the trophy department.
“Julie won a World Cup, so I need to hold up my end of the bargain, my end of the family. Obviously I got a lot of pressure on me … she’s an amazing athlete and I’m proud of her.”
Here’s the interview:
“Julie is the best athlete in the family. I’m never going to argue that.”
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 30, 2018
Julie was playing in soccer friendly during the NFC championship game and couldn’t watch, but her reaction to learning the Eagles had won was superb.