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Steve Heiden
Assistant Offensive Line
Age:
41
College:
South Dakota State
Hometown:
Rushford, MN
Experience:
6

Biography

Veteran NFL tight end Steve Heiden enters his sixth season with the Cardinals and first as assistant offensive line coach after working the past five seasons as an assistant special teams/assistant tight ends coach following his hiring on 2/5/13.

Last year, undrafted rookie TE Ricky Seals-Jones had three TD receptions, becoming just the third rookie tight end in franchise history with at least three TD receptions in a season. He was fourth in the NFL among rookie TEs in TD receptions.

Veteran NFL tight end Steve Heiden enters his sixth season with the Cardinals and first as assistant offensive line coach after working the past five seasons as an assistant special teams/assistant tight ends coach following his hiring on 2/5/13.

Last year, undrafted rookie TE Ricky Seals-Jones had three TD receptions, becoming just the third rookie tight end in franchise history with at least three TD receptions in a season. He was fourth in the NFL among rookie TEs in TD receptions. 

Arizona finished the 2016 season with 418 points, the fourth-best total in team history, while having the #9 ranked offense in the NFL. It was the second straight season the Cardinals had a top-10 offense. RB David Johnson set franchise records and led the NFL with 2,118 scrimmage yards (1,239 rushing, 879 receiving) and 20 TDs, including a team-record 16 rushing TDs.

In 2015, the Cardinals had the top ranked offense in the NFL for the first time in team history and established single-season records for points (489), TDs (59), TD passes (35), total net yards (6,533), first downs (373) and first downs passing (237).

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, Heiden played 148 games with 83 starts and totaled 201 receptions for 1,689 yards and 14 TDs.

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 enjoyed his most productive season statistically in 2005 when he started 13 games and had 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 18 players in school history to be selected in the NFL Draft.

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

Steve Heiden Coaching Breakdown

Year             School/Team                     Position

2012             Concordia University          Tight Ends

2013–17       ARIZONA CARDINALS       Asst. Special Teams/Asst. Tight Ends

2018–           ARIZONA CARDINALS       Assistant Offensive Line

 

NFL Playing Career

Year             Team                                 Position       

1999–2001   San Diego Chargers           Tight End

2002–09       Cleveland Browns              Tight End

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