Craig Heyward was married to Charlotte Heyward between 1988 and 2001.
Charlotte hails from Willingden and is the first child of her parents.
Charlotte Heyward, is the executive director of The Heyward House. She and Craig shared four sons together – Craig, Jr., Cameron, Corey, and Connor, and all of them are professional footballers.
Who Was Craig Heyward?
Craig Heyward was an American football fullback, born on September 26, 1966.
Heyward’s 11-year career with the NFL saw him play for the Pitt Panthers, the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, St. Louis Rams, and Indianapolis Colts.
Craig Heyward Career
Out of the University of Pittsburgh, Heyward was chosen by the New Orleans Saints as the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft.
Heyward rushed for 1,791 yards in 1987 at Pittsburgh, earning unanimous All-America honors and ranking fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Heyward was known for his startling quickness, agility, and his massive physique.
He was ranked amongst the top “big man” rushing backs in the NFL. With a 330 pounds weight and a height of 5 ft 11inches, Heyward’s 1995 season was the last time a fullback rushed for 1,000 yards.
Heyward’s predicament began when he complained of blurry vision in his right eye in 1998. A malignant bone cancer, was found to be pressing on the optic nerve at the base of his skull.
He went through a 12-hour operation to partially remove it, 40 rounds of radiation treatment.
Heyward died from a brain tumor on May 27, 2006, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He was aged 39.