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. 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.


Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona State Football

Nesta Jade Silvera #1 and Bubba Bolden #21 of the Miami Hurricanes celebrate a tackle on third down...
Alex Weiner

ASU football lands Miami transfer DT Nesta Jade Silvera

Arizona State football landed transfer commits DT Nesta Jade Silvera from Miami and OL Des Holmes from Penn State.
2 days ago
(Twitter Photo/@Joey_Artigue)...
Jake Anderson

New Arizona State ‘nothing personal’ billboard pops up outside of Tucson

If you've driven northbound on Interstate 10 just outside of Tucson in the last two years, the signage may look familiar to you.
2 days ago
Head coach Herm Edwards of the Arizona State Sun Devils looks on during a timeout in the SRS Distri...
Arizona Sports

Arizona State hires Missouri’s Aaron Fletcher as new DBs coach

The Arizona State Sun Devils are hiring Missouri's Aaron Fletcher as the team's new defensive backs coach, the program announced Wednesday.
2 days ago
Alabama quarterback Paul Tyson (17) warms up prior to the start of the SEC Championship college foo...
Arizona Sports

Arizona State lands commitment from Alabama QB transfer Paul Tyson

Paul Tyson, the great-grandson of legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, announced he's transferring to ASU from Alabama.
5 days ago
Hawaii head coach Todd Graham watches warmups before an NCAA college football game against Colorado...
Associated Press

Former ASU HC Todd Graham resigns from Hawaii’s football program

Todd Graham resigned as the University of Hawaii’s football coach on Friday, stepping down amid controversy.
6 days ago
Running back Xazavian Valladay #6 of the Wyoming Cowboys runs for a 78-yard touchdown against the U...
Arizona Sports

Sun Devils get commitment from Wyoming RB transfer Xazavian Valladay

The Arizona State Sun Devils landed a transfer Tuesday, as Wyoming running back Xazavian Valladay announced he is coming to Tempe.
10 days ago
ESPN ranks ASU as Top 10 school to produce tight ends