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Steve Heiden
Assistant Special Teams/Assistant Tight Ends

Biography

Veteran NFL tight end Steve Heiden enters his first season with the Cardinals and first as an NFL assistant coach after being named assistant special teams/assistant tight ends coach on 2/5/13.

Veteran NFL tight end Steve Heiden enters his first season with the Cardinals and first as an NFL assistant coach after being named assistant special teams/assistant tight ends coach on 2/5/13.

After playing in the NFL for 11 seasons (1999-2009), Heiden entered the coaching ranks in 2012 as tight ends coach at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN.

A third-round selection (69th overall) of the Chargers in the 1999 NFL Draft out of South Dakota State, Heiden spent three years in San Diego (1999-2001) before being traded to Cleveland where he played eight seasons with the Browns (2002-09). Over his NFL career, he played in 148 games with 83 starts and he totaled 201 receptions for 1,689 yards and 14 TDs.

With the Browns, Heiden played two seasons (2002-03) under Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who was Cleveland’s offensive coordinator at the time.

In 2004, Heiden set a career high with five TD receptions, which included a franchise-record-tying three TDs in one game (@ Cincinnati, 11/28/04). He then enjoyed his most productive season statistically in 2005, when he started 13 games and recorded 43 catches for 401 yards.

A native of Rushford, MN, Heiden played college football at South Dakota State and totaled 112 receptions for 1,499 yards and eight TDs. He earned first-team All-North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors as a senior in 1998 and was voted second-team All-American by The Sports Network. He is one of only 29 players in school history to be selected in the NFL Draft.

Heiden and his wife, Jessica, have two daughters, Madison and Presley.

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