Originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (31st overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft after leaving ASU following his junior season. Played 10 seasons with the Ravens before being released on 7/28/11. Signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals as a free agent on 7/31/11.
2011: During his first season in Arizona, played in 10 games and made four starts, totaling 24 receptions for 283 yards and one TD … missed six games due to a hamstring injury … finished the season ranked 11th on the NFL’s all-time receptions list among TEs and 13th in all-time receiving yards by a TE … made his Cardinals debut and caught two passes for 40 yards vs. Car (9/11); moved into 15th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yardage list among TEs, surpassing Jerry Smith (5,496) and Rich Caster (5,515) … made first start as a Cardinal and had one reception for eight yards @ Was (9/18) … had six receptions for 61 yards @ Sea (9/25); moved past Ben Coates (5,555) for 14th on the NFL’s all-time receiving yards list among TEs … caught four passes for 41 yards vs. NYG (10/2); final catch of the game marked the 480th reception of his career, tying him with Jackie Smith for 11th on the NFL’s all-time receptions list among TEs … after suffering hamstring injury in practice during the week, was inactive @ Min (10/9) … inactive due to hamstring injury vs. Pit (10/23) and @ Bal (10/30) … returned from injury but did not record a reception vs. StL (11/6) … inactive due to hamstring injury @ Phi (11/13) and @ SF (11/20) … returned from injury and started at TE @ StL (11/27) … inactive due to hamstring injury vs. Dal (12/4) … recorded a season-high seven catches for 69 yards vs. Cle (12/18); seven receptions were the most in a game by a Cardinals TE since Freddie Jones had seven against Baltimore on 10/12/03; surpassed Jackie Smith for 11th on the NFL’s all-time list for receptions among TEs … collected two receptions for 35 yards and caught his first TD as a Cardinal vs. Sea (1/1/12); moved into 13th all-time in career receiving yards among TEs, surpassing Riley Odoms (5,755).
2010: Started all 13 regular season games and both of the Ravens postseason contests during his final season with Baltimore … missed three games due to a hamstring injury … finished fourth on the team with 40 receptions for 599 yards and five TDs … recorded six catches for 72 yards in season opener @ NYJ (9/13) … had three receptions for 49 yards and his first TD of the season @ NE (10/17) … followed that up with his ninth career two-TD game vs. Buf (10/24) … totaled four catches for 57 yards and a TD @ Atl (11/11) … caught five passes for 69 yards @ Car (11/21) … posted the longest regular-season play by a TE in franchise history when he caught a 65-yard TD pass vs. TB (11/28) … suffered a hamstring injury vs. Pit (12/5) and missed the next three games … returned for the regular season finale and caught three passes for 53 yards vs. Cin (1/2/11) … set Ravens single-game playoff records with 10 receptions for 108 yards in the Wild Card matchup @ KC (1/9/11); first Ravens player to have a 100-yard receiving game in postseason history … recorded three receptions for 43 yards and a TD in Divisional Playoff game @ Pit (1/15/11).
2009: Started all 16 games for the Ravens for the sixth time in nine NFL seasons … also started in both Ravens playoff games … caught a pass in all 16 regular season games and finished third on the team with 53 receptions for 593 yards and six TDs … recorded five receptions for 74 yards and a TD in season opener vs. KC (9/13), which helped Ravens set a then-franchise record with 501 yards of total offense … recorded seven receptions for 41 yards vs. Cin (10/11) … had three catches for 51 yards @ Min (10/18) … collected his 400th career reception vs. Den (11/1) … posted consecutive two-TD games vs. Chi (12/20) and @ Pit (12/27) … recorded four receptions for 35 yards in Divisional Playoff game @ Ind (1/16/10).
2008: Started all 16 games for the fifth time in his career and also started all three of the Ravens postseason games … finished third on the team with 35 receptions for 403 yards and three TDs … of his 35 receptions, 23 went for first downs, including seven on third down and two on fourth down … had four catches for 41 yards vs. Ten (10/5) … had his best game of the season @ Hou (11/9), collecting five receptions for 58 yards and two TDs … recorded four receptions for 39 yards and a TD @ Cin (11/30) … had 54 receiving yards on two catches vs. Was (12/7) … caught a pass in all three of the team’s playoff games … his 23-yard reception on third down with under a minute left helped set up game-winning FG in the Divisional Playoff game @ Ten (1/10) … had three receptions for 26 yards in AFC Championship game @ Pit (1/18/09).
2007: Started six games at TE, missing 10 games due to a hamstring injury … had four or more receptions in each of the team’s first four games … posted a season-best seven catches for 76 yards and a TD vs. NYJ (9/16) … inactive with a hamstring injury @ SF (10/7), then returned to action but had no catches vs. StL (10/14) … missed the next two games … returned to the lineup to collect four catches for 38 yards vs. Cin (11/11) … missed the final seven games due to the hamstring injury and was placed on injured reserve on 12/29.
2006: Started all 16 games for the second straight year and fourth time in six seasons … also started in team’s postseason game … led the team with 73 receptions and six receiving TDs, and finished second with 765 receiving yards … named the NFL Alumni TE of the Year and was a 1st alternate for the Pro Bowl … also named to the NFL.com All-Interview team … 40 of his catches went for first downs, including 15 on third down … had three or more catches in all 16 regular season games and one postseason game … had five catches for 46 yards in season opener @ TB (9/10) … hauled in a TD reception in three consecutive games, vs. Oak (9/17), @ Cle (9/24), and vs. SD (10/1) … the TD against the Chargers was the game-winner, a 10-yard scoring pass from Steve McNair with 34 seconds to go … collected five receptions for 55 yards and a TD vs. Car (10/15) … recorded his fifth TD catch in six games @ NO (10/29) … had six catches for 62 yards vs. Atl (11/19) … posted a season-high seven receptions for 58 yards and a TD vs. Pit (11/26) … reached 300 career receptions @ KC (12/10) … caught five passes for 58 yards vs. Cle (12/17) … recorded five receptions for 60 yards in regular season finale vs. Buf (12/31) … had three catches for 28 yards in Divisional Playoff game vs. Ind (1/13/07).
2005: Started all 16 games for the third time in five NFL seasons … had the best statistical season of his career, totaling 75 receptions for 855 yards and seven TDs … responsible for 43 first downs on the season and had multiple receptions in every game … had four catches for 38 yards in season opener vs. Ind (9/11) … recorded five receptions for 56 yards @ Ten (9/18) … posted a season-long 48-yard reception and scored a TD @ Det (10/9) … caught six passes for 79 yards and a score vs. Cle (10/16) … had seven catches for 71 yards @ Chi (10/23) … became the Ravens all-time receptions leader with his 205th career catch vs. Cin (11/6) … caught six balls for 87 yards and two TDs @ Cin (11/27) … set the Ravens all-time record for receiving yards vs. GB (12/19), catching a career-high-tying nine passes for 110 yards and two TDs in the MNF victory … had four catches for 30 yards and a TD vs. Min (12/25).
2004: Started six games at TE, missing 10 games due to an ankle injury … despite the injury, finished fourth on the team with 27 receptions for 303 yards, and was second on the team with three TD catches … set a new career high with nine catches for 86 yards in the season opener @ Cle (9/12) … caught three passes for 27 yards vs. Pit (9/19), but suffered an ankle injury in the game and was inactive the next nine contests … returned to the lineup vs. Cin (12/5) and caught three balls for 22 yards … scored two TDs and had five catches for 76 yards vs. NYG (12/12) … collected four receptions for 58 yards and a TD @ Ind (12/19) … missed the final game of the season due to injured ankle.
2003: Started all 16 regular season games at TE for the second straight season … also started in the team’s lone postseason contest … earned his second straight Pro Bowl invitation and received second-team All-Pro honors … led the Ravens with 57 receptions and 693 receiving yards … also added three TD catches and four two-point conversions … caught a pass in all 16 games for the second consecutive year … also provided blocking that helped RB Jamal Lewis rush for 2,066 yards during the regular season … opened the season with six receptions for 55 yards @ Pit (9/7) … had five catches for 50 yards and his first TD of the season @ SD (9/21) … posted second career 100-yard game @ Cin (10/19), totaling 129 yards on seven receptions; along with Travis Taylor (138 yards), became first pair of Ravens teammates to both surpass 100 yards receiving in a game since Michael Jackson (128) and Derrick Alexander (123) did so vs. NE (10/6/96) … recorded a season-high eight receptions for 64 yards @ Mia (11/16) … hauled in six passes for 93 yards and a TD @ Oak (12/14) … recorded six catches for 80 yards, including his first career postseason TD in Wild Card game vs. Ten (1/3/04).
2002: Started all 16 games at TE … earned his first career Pro Bowl selection by totaling a team-leading 68 receptions for 836 yards and six TDs … caught a pass in all 16 games, and recorded multiple receptions 15 times … had his first career two-TD game vs. Den (9/30), scoring twice while totaling five catches for 84 yards … had four catches for 39 yards and two scores vs. Jax (10/20) … had a then career-best six receptions for 51 yards vs. Pit (10/27) … collected three receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown @ Cin (12/1) … posted five receptions for 87 yards vs. NO (12/8) … finished the season with the best two games of the year, setting a then career-best with seven receptions for 61 yards vs. Cle (12/22) … the following week, had his first career 100-yard receiving game in season finale @ Pit (12/29), finishing with seven catches for 146 yards and a TD; the 146 yards still stands as his single-game career high.
2001: Played in 12 games with six starts during his rookie season and finished with 16 receptions for 206 yards and a TD during the regular season … played in both of the team’s postseason games with one start … had the best game of his rookie campaign in the season opener vs. Chi (9/9), recording five receptions for 57 yards … collected two receptions for 16 yards @ Cin (9/23), but suffered a high ankle sprain and missed the next four games; was slowed by the injury the rest of the season … scored his first career TD on a 24-yard reception vs. Cle (11/18) … had three catches for 39 yards @ Jax (11/25) … recorded two receptions for 32 yards @ TB (12/29) … had one catch for 11 yards in Wild Card game @ Mia (1/13/02) … started, but did not have a reception in Divisional Playoff game @ Pit (1/20/02).
Two-year starter at Arizona State who established all-time school records with 115 receptions and 1,365 receiving yards despite only playing three seasons … played in 35 career games, starting all 24 his last two years, before declaring for the draft following his junior year … two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection, was a second-team AP All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 selection as a junior in 2000 … caught a pass in 27 consecutive games to end his Sun Devils career … hauled in 48 passes for 644 yards and three TDs during his final season in Tempe and was a finalist for the John Mackey Award, given to the top TE in the nation … had his best season as a sophomore in ’99, finishing with 55 receptions for 832 yards and three TDs, establishing single-season school records for receptions and receiving yards by a TE … briefly played with the ASU basketball team during the 1999-2000 season, seeing action in 11 games … had 12 catches for 209 yards and four TDs as a true freshman in ’98 … won the Bill Kajikawa Top Freshman Award.
Attended Mountain View (Mesa, AZ) High School where he helped the team become the first school to earn back-to-back state championships in 1996 and 1997 … named Arizona 5A Player of the Year, Ed Doherty Player of the Year, All East Valley 2-Way Player of the Year and was a Super Prep All-American following his senior season … set several Mountain View records, including career receiving yards (1,377), career receptions (87), career TD receptions and TDs receptions in a single-game (3) … lettered three times in football and basketball … mother’s cousin is former Dallas Cowboy and Arizona State quarterback Danny White … grandfather, Theo, and great uncle, Verl, played basketball for Arizona State … along with his wife, Ashley, the couple have four children: daughter, Brooklyn, and sons, twins Preston and Kyle, and Cade … established the Todd Heap Foundation in 2007 to provide assistance to children and families in need … majored in Pre-Business at ASU.