Retired NFL player Todd Heap’s daughter tragically died Friday, April 14. The retired tight end played 10 seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and was drafted in the first round in the 2001 draft.
In 2011, Heap was released from the Arizona Cardinals and retired from the NFL and he officially retired from the sport one year later.
Heap was a highly sought after prospect after earning a name for himself while playing at Mountain View High School at Mesa, Arizona and during his college years.
During the championship game at Mountain View High School he threw a 26-yard touchdown pass. It was a remarkable game and one that made him an up and coming player to watch.
Heap was selected 31st overall in the 2001 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens and during his career he started over 115 games.
During his rookie season, playing behind Pro-Bowler Shannon Sharpe, Heap recorded 16 receptions, 206 yards, and one touchdown. During the 2006 season, Heap was named the NFL Alumni Tight End of the Year.
Eventually, injuries forced the the the Ravens to release Heap in 2011 and quickly signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
Heap signed a 2-year deal with Arizona, but only appeared in 12 games. While Heap’s performance with the Cardinal’s was noteworthy, his time with them was fraught with injury and he was never able to achieve the success he had with the Baltimore Ravens.
To find out the details surrounding his daughter’s tragic death, click on the NEXT PAGE button below and don’t forget to SHARE this story with your Facebook friends!