ARIZONA STATE FOOTBALL

ESPN ranks ASU as Top 10 school to produce tight ends

Jul 30, 2019, 6:10 AM | Updated: 7:56 am
Todd Heap #80 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates the touchdown during a game against the US...
Todd Heap #80 of the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrates the touchdown during a game against the USC Trojans at the LA Coliseum in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 6, 1999. The Sun Devils defeated the Trojans 26-16. (Steve Grayson / Allsport)
(Steve Grayson / Allsport)

Arizona State is one of the top schools in the country when it comes to producing tight ends, according to ESPN.

ESPN.com put a list together of top 10 schools that produced the most talent at eight positions.

ASU was ranked No. 8 at the tight end position.

Three notable players ESPN included from ASU were Todd Heap, Brian Jennings and Zach Miller.

Heap played for the Arizona Cardinals and Baltimore Ravens for 12 years before retiring in 2012. He went to the Pro Bowl twice in his NFL career racking up 5,859 total yards and 42 touchdowns.

Jennings played for the San Francisco 49ers for 13 seasons and was selected to two Pro Bowls.

In nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders, Miller had 20 total touchdowns and 3,804 receiving yards, including a Pro Bowl season in 2010.

Miami was ranked No. 1 with big names at tight ends such as Greg Olsen, Jimmy Graham and Jeremy Shockey.

In second was Iowa who recently became the first school to have two tight ends chosen in the first 20 picks of the NFL Draft after Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson were selected in June.

Notably, two Pac-12 schools were ahead of ASU in this ranking. Stanford came in at No. 3 with Zach Ertz, Coby Fleener and Austin Hooper as their notable players. UCLA ranked No. 7 listing players such as Bryan Fletcher, Marcedes Lewis and Caleb Wilson.

Penguin Air
Penguin Air

Arizona State Football

Arizona State Sun Devils QB Emory Jones during fall camp practice in August 2022. (Sun Devil Athlet...
Arizona Sports

State of the Sun Devils podcast: Emory Jones named starting QB

On an emergency episode of State of the Sun Devils, the trio reacts to head coach Herm Edwards naming Emory Jones as ASU's starting QB.
1 day ago
Arizona State Sun Devils QB Emory Jones during fall camp practice in August 2022. (Sun Devil Athlet...
Jake Anderson

ASU football names transfer Emory Jones as starting quarterback

Transfer Emory Jones has been named Arizona State's starting QB for the 2022 season, Sun Devils head coach Herm Edwards announced.
1 day ago
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren talks to reporters during an NCAA college football news conferenc...
Associated Press

Big Ten lands media rights deal with Fox, CBS and NBC

The Big Ten's new $7 billion media rights deal will string the conference's top football games across three major networks each week.
1 day ago
The Arizona State Sun Devils' line of scrimmage during fall camp in August 2022. (ASU Football Phot...
Jake Anderson

ASU football to depend on depth, experience for new-look offensive line

Depth and experience will be the two main ingredients for a new-look offensive line for the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2022.
2 days ago
LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels (5) hands off to running back Armoni Goodwin during their NCAA colle...
Kellan Olson

Former ASU QB Jayden Daniels speaks on why he left for LSU

Former Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels spoke with the media for the first time since transferring to Louisiana State in March,
3 days ago
FILE - Alabama celebrates after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff na...
Associated Press

CFP championship games to return to Atlanta, South Florida

Atlanta and South Florida have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games for the second time.
4 days ago
ESPN ranks ASU as Top 10 school to produce tight ends