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No. 86 Baltimore Ravens
Tight End
Personal information
Date of birth: March 16, 1980 (1980-03-16) (age 30)
Place of birth: Mesa, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
Debuted in 2001 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
  • Baltimore Ravens (2001–present)
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Pro Bowl selection (2002, 2003)
  • 1× Second-Team All-Pro selection (2003)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Receptions 427
Receiving Yards 4,893
Touchdowns 36
Stats at NFL.com

Todd Benjamin Heap (born March 16, 1980 in Mesa, Arizona) is a Pro Bowl tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football at Arizona State University.


Early yearsEdit

At Mountain View High School, in Mesa, Arizona, he was Mountain 5A Player of the Year. In the state championship game, he threw a 26-yard touchdown pass.[citation needed]

College careerEdit

Heap played college football at Arizona State University, majoring in pre-business. His 115 receptions broke the school record for tight ends, previously held by Ken Dyer.

NFL careerEdit

The Baltimore Ravens selected Heap with the 31st overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Through the end of the 2009 NFL season he has played 120 total career games, starting 115.

2001Edit

Heap record 16 receptions for 206 yards and one touchdown in his rookie season, playing behind eight-time Pro-Bowler Shannon Sharpe.

2002Edit

Heap became the starting tight end for the Ravens in 2002 after Sharpe left in free agency. The Ravens were 7-9 in Heap's second season. He caught 68 passes for 836 yards and 6 touchdowns and was voted to his first Pro Bowl.

2003Edit

The following season in 2003, Heap garnered 57 receptions for 693 yards and 3 touchdowns, despite the Ravens having a run-first offense, behind the record breaking 2066 yard rushing season of Jamal Lewis. Heap was again voted to the Pro Bowl as the Ravens won the AFC North division for the first time. Heap had 6 receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans.

2004Edit

Heap was injured in the second week of the 2004 season, in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He returned in week 13, but missed the final game of the season. He finished the season with 303 yards and 3 touchdowns in six games.

2005Edit

Heap returned healthy and ready to play in the 2005 season. The Ravens team suffered numerous injuries to their starters and ended the season 6-10. Heap caught 75 passes for 855 yards and 7 touchdowns.

2006Edit

2006 would see Todd Heap receiving passes from former rival, former Pro Bowl QB Steve McNair. 2006 would also prove to be the Ravens best regular season, as they won the AFC North for the second time in franchise history with a record of 13-3. Heap caught 73 passes for 765 yards and 6 touchdowns.

2007Edit

Heap missed 10 games in the 2007 season due to injury, and caught only 23 passes, amassing 239 yards and one touchdown.

] 2008Edit

Heap collected 35 receptions for 403 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since the 2000 season, but would lose to the Steelers.

2009Edit

Heap played through numerous injuries in the 2009 season, yet had 53 receptions for 593 yards and 6 touchdowns, and twice scored two touchdowns in a single game. The Ravens finished 9-7, losing in the second round of the playoffs to the Indianapolis Colts.

FamilyEdit

Heap is a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He and his wife, Ashley, have a daughter, Brooklyn (born 2002) and twin boys, Preston and Kyle, (born 2006) . He is one of six children. His mother's cousin is Arizona State Hall of Fame QB and former Dallas Cowboys QB Danny White and his great uncle, Verl, played basketball at Arizona State.[1]

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