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NFL community reaches out to former Cardinals TE Todd Heap after family tragedy

Apr 15, 2017, 10:54 AM | Updated: 6:35 pm
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011 file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Todd Heap warms up at NFL football train...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011 file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Todd Heap warms up at NFL football training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz. Police say Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck his 3-year-daughter while moving the vehicle forward outside their home in Mesa Friday, April 14, 2017. Officials said the girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Mesa police said impairment was not a factor. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

The NFL community reached out to former Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap on social media after he accidentally hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter behind the wheel of his truck Friday.

The 37-year-old Heap played 12 seasons in the NFL, spending his last two seasons with the Cardinals after 10 with the Ravens. Heap had 32 receptions for 377 yards and one touchdown in Arizona.

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He was a standout at Arizona State University, breaking the record at the school for most receptions by a tight end at 115. He was drafted in the first round at No. 31 overall by the Ravens in 2001. Heap was a two-time Pro Bowler and made the All-Pro team in 2003.

 

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