CHARLOTTE, NC - FILE: Todd Heap #86 of the Baltimore Ravens against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to reports on July 31, 2011 Heap has agreed to a two year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
The Cardinals announced today that they have signed Heap to a two-year deal, the terms of which were not disclosed.
Sun Devils fans will always have a soft spot for Heap, a Mesa native who shattered records while playing for ASU. In just three seasons in maroon and gold, Heap caught 115 passes, gained 1685 yards, and recorded ten touchdowns.
These numbers are even more impressive when you consider he only played sparingly in 1998, catching 12 passes total. As a sophomore and junior, he made 103 catches for 1,476 yards. His productivity was off the charts.
Heap went down as one of the best tight ends to ever play football in the Pac-10 conference. His illustrious career in Baltimore is yet another testament to his abilities. While we're not all Cardinals fans, we can appreciate this move for what it is -- a smart addition for a local team by deciding to sign a hometown legend.
Good luck playing for the Cards, Todd!