Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Chris Manhertz is in his second NFL training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 6-foot-6, 255 pound tight end signed a two-year, $7.25 million deal with the Jaguars in March 2021 and finished last season with six receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown in 17 games, 10 being starts.
For his career, the 30 year old has 17 catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
Manhertz played basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo and was offered a tryout by the Buffalo Bills following his collegiate career. After the Bills released him, he was on the practice squad for the New Orleans Saints in 2015 and was in uniform for three games in 2016 before being released.
The Carolina Panthers claimed him off waivers from the Saints and he played five seasons with the Panthers.
Jacksonville will open its preseason against the Las Vegas Raiders in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The Jaguars will begin their regular season against the Washington Commanders on Sunday, Sept. 11.
The Jaguars will host the Giants on Oct. 23 on FOX and will play the Jets at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, Dec. 22, a game being televised by Amazon Prime.