ASU: Combine Heap's blond hair, hands of glue and nose for the football and you'll know why ASU head coach Bruce Snyder called him the "Golden Retriever" ... established himself as the best tight end in the Pac-10 and in ASU history ... first Sun Devil tight end to earn first-team all-Pac-10 honors in 1999 and duplicated the honor in 2000 ... left ASU as the all-time leader in receptions by a tight end with 115, surpassing Ken Dyer's previous record of 88 (1965-67), and receiving yards by a tight end with 1685, also passing Dyer, who recorded 1365 ('65-67)... had nine career special teams tackles with ASU... declared early for the NFL draft and was selected in the first-round of the 2001 draft (31st overall) by the Baltimore Ravens... Earned second-team All Pro honors in 2003... has been selected to play in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii twice (in 2003 and 2004).
2000:First-Team all-Pac-10... selected by Gannett News Service, NFL Draft Report, and CNNSI.com as a first-team All-American...earned second-team All-America honors from AP and third-team honors from Football News... was selected as the team's co-MVP along with Dannie O'Neal... team captain...was one of three finalists for the inaugural John Mackey Award, given to the top tight end in the country... his 48 receptions was third in ASU history for a tight end in a single season, behind only himself in 1999 (55) and Don Kern in 1983 (49) ... his 644 yards was also third in school history... also hauled in three touchdowns, despite facing double and triple coverage on virtually every play... extended his consecutive games with a reception streak to 27 games, catching at least two passes in all 12 games in 2000... 30 of his 48 catches resulted in first down or touchdowns... his nine-yard catch against WSU helped ASU score their second touchdown of the game... caught a career-long 50-yard reception against Cal... his eight-yard catch against Arizona helped set up a field goal... helping the Devils to a 6-6 record, he caught three catches for 27 yards in the 31-1 loss to Boston College at the 2000 Aloha Bowl... preseason first-team All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com.
1999: First-Team all-Pac-10 ... selected to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's all-Pac-10 First Team ... his team-leading 55 catches and 832 receiving yards are both ASU records for a tight end... averaged 15.1 yards per catch ... the first tight end to lead ASU in receiving since Ryan McReynolds had 28 catches in 1988 ... 43 of his 55 receptions resulted in a first down or touchdown ... the 10th Sun Devil ever to garner 50 receptions in a season ... ranked fifth in the Pac-10 (regular-season only) in both receptions (4.6) and receiving yards per game (72.1) during the regular season ... caught fire down the stretch, tallying 26 catches for 406 yards in the last four games ... had career-high 170 yards and season-long catch of 45 yards in final regular season game against Arizona ... also hauled in a 28-yard third quarter touchdown on a fake field goal which put ASU ahead 28-14 ... named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his effort against the Wildcats ... notched a career high eight receptions at Notre Dame for 100 yards ... matched that yardage total in win over USC and added a touchdown ... 97-yard performance against Stanford ... recorded three catches for 78 yards in season opener against Texas Tech, including a grab of 41 yards ... has caught a pass in 15 straight games (65 catches over that span) and had at least three receptions in all but two of ASU's games in 1999 (both of which he was sidelined by injury/illness) ... joined the basketball team January 24 ... played 63 minutes in 11 games, averaging 1.3 rebounds per game (14 total) ... scored his only two points of the season against New Mexico State in ASU's dramatic comeback win in the first round of the NIT.
1998: Earned the Bill Kajikawa Top Freshman Award, as voted on by his teammates ... began his Sun Devil career by snagging a 15-yard touchdown pass with one hand in the first quarter of ASU's season-opener against Washington ... the play earned him AT&T Long Distance Play of the Week honors for the nation ... had four receptions twice (Oregon and Arizona) ... tallied a season-high 99 yards receiving against Oregon and also posted his longest reception of the season (35 yds.) against the Ducks ... had two touchdowns against Arizona.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1998 graduate of Mountain View High School...lettered three years in football and three years in basketball...helped Mountain View become the first school to win back-to-back state championships in 1996 and 1997...earned Arizona all-Star honors, all-Arizona, Super all-State, Arizona 5A Player of the Year, Ed Doherty Player of the Year Award and all-East Valley Two-Way Player of the Year as a senior...named a SuperPrep All-American...broke several school records, including most career receiving yards (1,377), most career receptions (87), most career touchdown receptions, and most touchdown catches in one game (3)...in state championship game against Amphitheater he caught a touchdown pass, scored a two-point conversion and threw a 26-yard touchdown pass...coached by Bernie Busken.
PERSONAL: Was pursuing a degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business...parents are John Robert (business owner) and Deena Elizabeth Heap...has two younger sisters (Alyssa and Carli) and three younger brothers (John, Greg, and Brad, 6)...his grandfather Theo and great uncle Verl played basketball at ASU...mother's cousin is Sun Devil Hall of Fame quarterback Danny White ... hobbies are water skiing and snow boarding...most exciting experience in sports was winning back-to-back state titles...full name is Todd Benjamin Heap.
Receptions: 8 at Notre Dame (10/9/99).
Receiving Yards: 170 vs. Arizona (11/27/99).
Longest Reception: 50 vs. California (10/7/00).
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Arizona (11/27/98).
Heap's Career Statistics
|@San Diego State||6||60||0|
|Boston College (Aloha Bowl)||3||27||0|
|New Mexico St.||1||13||0|