Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook

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Former TE Heap accidentally runs over daughter with truck

Condolences poured in for retired NFL player Todd Heap and his family on Saturday, a day after police say the former Pro Bowl tight end accidentally ran over his 3-year-old daughter with a truck, killing her.

Heap was moving the truck at his home in Mesa, a Phoenix suburb, on Friday when he struck the girl, police said. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Baltimore Ravens, Heap's longtime former team, called the accident "knee-buckling news and an overwhelming tragedy."

Jay Feely, who played with Heap on the Arizona Cardinals, wrote on Twitter: "My heart is broken for Todd Heap and his family. One of the kindest persons I've ever met and a man who lives for his family."

Heap spent 10 seasons with the Ravens, who selected him in the first round out of Arizona State in 2001. …

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