One of the top prep quarterbacks coming out of high school in 2013... Used a redshirt season to develop and will compete for the backup role in 2014.
2013: Redshirted... Earned Kansas State's Red Raider Award as the top contributor on the scout squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year following his senior year for Mediapolis... An All-American honorable mention selection by Parade... Broke the Iowa high school state record for most touchdowns in a career (98) and ranks fifth in state history in career passing yardage (7,317)... Registered over 9,000 total yards and 130 touchdowns in his prep career... Named the 2012 Offensive Player of the Year as well as a first team all-state selection by Iowa Preps after leading Mediapolis to a state runner-up finish and a 13-1 record... Honored as the All-Hawkeye Player of the Year... A two-time Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association First Team All-State honoree... Twice named to the all-district first team as well as the district's 2012 MVP... Was named to the Iowa Sports Connection's First Team All-State squad in 2011... Named the All-Hawkeye Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a junior... An Iowa Preps Elite Second Team All-State selection as a junior... A three-year letterwinner in basketball... A first team all-conference selection and a second team all-state performer by the Iowa Newspaper Association in 2012... A first team all-conference and a third team all-state performer as a sophomore... Also a three-year letterwinner in track... Won a state championship in the 4x100 in 2012.
PERSONAL: Jesse Sisco Ertz was born December 7, 1994, in Burlington, Iowa... Son of David and Denice Ertz... Has three older sisters.