MESA, Az. - A whole heap of pain is being felt by a former NFL tight end.
On Friday, Todd Heap took the biggest hit in his life after accidentally running over his daughter while moving a truck on his property in Mesa, Arizona.
The three-year-old died after being taken to a local hospital.
An outpouring of support flooded social media. Texans star DE J.J. Watt tweeted out: "Absolutely gutted for Todd Heap and his family. thoughts are with them in this incredibly tough time."
Absolutely gutted for Todd Heap and his family. Thoughts are with them in this incredibly tough time.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 15, 2017
Heap played a decade for the Baltimore who issued this statement on the tragedy:
"We cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorrow Todd and Ashley's family feels right now. This is knee-buckling news and an overwhelmingly sad tragedy. Our prayers, our thoughts and our hearts are with the Heaps, who have contributed so much to the Ravens and Baltimore community. We believe their deep faith and tremendous support from friends and family will help them through this unimaginable time."
His last two season in the NFL were with the Arizona Cardinals who had this to say:
"Our hearts go out to Todd, Ashley and the Heap family. It is a grief that is beyond words and one which no family should ever experience. Hopefully the prayers, love and support of their incredible group of friends and family provide them comfort that along with their strong faith will lead them through this unspeakably difficult time."
Wow, prayers to Todd Heap and his family right now during this time of absolute tragedy. 🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Brian Cushing (@briancushing56) April 15, 2017
Oh my God. This is the worst thing I've read in a long time. RIP to that little girl and praying for his strength https://t.co/T0nHrT7FsU
— Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76) April 15, 2017
I am saddened to hear of the tragic news surrounding the Heap family. My thoughts and prayers are with them in this difficult time.
— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) April 15, 2017
Team statement on the Heap tragedy. pic.twitter.com/cRx3nVFvOc
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 15, 2017
Feel absolutely gutted for the Heap family. Praying for God's hand on them and friends who speak truth!
— danny woodhead (@danny__woodhead) April 15, 2017
Statement from the Baltimore Ravens organization: pic.twitter.com/P6arCBU7mP
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 15, 2017
Heavenly Father please be with the Heap family..........
— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) April 15, 2017