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2007
Game 1 vs. New Orleans 9/10: Played TE with 1 reception for 3 yards…Also played on special teams… Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Played TE with 1 reception for 27 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Played TE and also played on special teams…Threw a key block in the 2nd quarter on KR Joshua Cribbs 99-yard kickoff return for TD to cut the deficit, 16-7…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Started at TE with 1 reception for 1 yard…Also played on special teams…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Played TE with 2 receptions for 10 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Played TE and also on special teams…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Played TE with 1 reception for 8 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Played TE with 1 reception for 6 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Played TE and also on special teams…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Started at TE with 1 reception for 2 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Played TE and also on special teams…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Started at TE with 1 reception for 12 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Started at TE as the offense opened in a two-TE set…Added 2 receptions for 20 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Played TE and helped pave the way for RB Jamal Lewis to rush for 163 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Started at TE as the offense opened in a two-TE formation…Also played on special teams…Game 16 vs. San Francisco 12/30: Started at TE as the offense opened in a two-TE formation…Added 1 reception for 15 yards and also played on special teams.

2006
In his fifth season with the Browns, appeared in all 16 regular season games, including six starts, and tallied 36 receptions for 244 yards and 2 TDs…Had a season-high 2 TDs with 5 receptions for 27 yards vs. Kansas City on Dec. 3…Game 1 vs. New Orleans 9/10: Added 1 reception for 2 yards…Game 2 at Cincinnati 9/17: Recorded 2 receptions for 13 yards…Also played on special teams with 1 kickoff return for 11 yards…Game 3 vs. Baltimore 9/24: Collected 2 receptions for 18 yards…Game 4 at Oakland 10/1: Added 1 reception for 6 yards…Game 5 at Carolina 10/8: Recorded 2 receptions for 21 yards, including a long of 13 yards…Game 6 vs. Denver 10/22: Started as the Browns opened in a two-tight end formation…Added 2 receptions for 10 yards…Game 7 vs. N.Y. Jets 10/29: Started with 3 receptions for 23 yards, including a long of 12 yards…Started as the Browns opened in a three-tight end formation…2 of his 3 receptions resulted in first downs…Game 8 at San Diego 11/5: Started as the Browns opened in a two-tight end formation and finished with 2 receptions for 14 yards…Game 9 at Atlanta 11/12: Added 4 receptions for 24 yards…Also played on special teams and made a key play in the 2nd quarter with a deflected punt on Falcons P Michael Koenen resulting in a 12-yard punt to the Atlanta 36-yard line…Game 10 vs. Pittsburgh 11/19: Started as the Browns opened in a three-tight end formation…Added 2 receptions for 14 yards…Game 11 vs. Cincinnati 11/26: Recorded 2 receptions for 14 yards…Game 12 vs. Kansas City 12/3: Had a season-high 5 receptions for 27 yards, including 2 TDs…In the 4th quarter, capped an 8-play, 81-yard (3:24) scoring drive with a 6-yard TD reception from QB Derek Anderson to cut the deficit, 28-21…Late in the 4th quarter, capped the 9-play, 70-yard (4:42) drive with a 3-yard TD reception from Anderson to tie the game, 28-28, and force overtime…3 of his 5 receptions resulted in first downs…Game 13 at Pittsburgh 12/7: Started with 2 receptions for 21 yards…Game 14 at Baltimore 12/17: Added 3 receptions for 20 yards…Game 15 vs. Tampa Bay 12/24: Played tight end and also on special teams…Game 16 at Houston 12/31: Started as the Browns opened in a two-tight end formation…Added 3 receptions for 17 yards (5.7 avg.), including a long of 12 yards.

2005
2005: Established career-highs with 43 receptions and 401 yards receiving…Ranked second on the team with 43 receptions, tied for second with 3 TDs and fourth with 401 yards receiving…His 43 receptions were the most by a Browns TE since 1985 (62, Ozzie Newsome)…20 of his 43 receptions resulted in first downs…Had a season-high 6 receptions for a career-high 104 yards receiving at Green Bay on Sept. 18, including a 62-yard TD reception…Game 1 vs. Cincinnati 9/11: Started and had 3 receptions for 32 yards (10.7 avg.), including a long of 20 yards…All 3 receptions resulted in first downs…Game 2 at Green Bay 9/18: Established a career-high 104 yards receiving and led the team with 6 receptions and 2 TDs…In the 1st quarter, capped a 10-play, 71-yard (6:00) drive with a 1-yard TD toss from Trent Dilfer to tie the game, 7-7, as Heiden was 2-23 receiving on the drive…Late in the 4th quarter, connected with Dilfer on a 62-yard TD pass, the longest of his career, to open a 26-17 lead…Three of his six receptions were for first downs…Game 3 at Indianapolis 9/25: Started and had 2 receptions for 12 yards…One of his two receptions were for first downs…Game 4 vs. Chicago 10/9: Started with 2 receptions for 11 yards…Both receptions were for first downs…Game 5 at Baltimore 10/16: Started and had 4 receptions for 38 yards (9.5 avg.)…One of his four receptions resulted in a first down…Game 6 vs. Detroit 10/23: Started and had 2 receptions for 8 yards…Game 7 at Houston 10/30: Started and added 4 receptions for 43 yards (10.8 avg.), including a long of 17 yards…Two of his four receptions were for first downs…Game 8 vs. Tennessee 11/6: Had 2 receptions for 15 yards (7.5 avg.), including a long of 10 yards…One of his two receptions were for a first down…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/13: Started with 1 reception for 0 yards…Game 10 vs. Miami 11/20: Started and had 4 receptions for 31 yards (7.8 avg.)…Threw a key block downfield on RB Reuben Droughns 75-yard TD run in the 1st quarter…One of his four receptions resulted in a first down…Game 11 at Minnesota 11/27: Started and added 5 receptions for 55 yards (11.0 avg.), including a long of 16 yards…Three of his five receptions resulted in a first down…Game 12 vs. Jacksonville 12/4: Started with 1 reception for 4 yards…Game 13 at Cincinnati 12/11: Started with 3 receptions for 27 yards (9.0 avg.) and 1 TD…In the 2nd quarter, capped a five-play, 19-yard (2:32) TD drive with a 2-yard TD pass from Charlie Frye to open a 14-7 lead…All three of his receptions resulted in first downs…Game 14 at Oakland 12/18: Started and had 2 receptions for 8 yards…Game 15 vs. Pittsburgh 12/24: Started with 2 receptions for 13 yards…Placed on Injured-Reserve on Dec. 27, 2005 (ankle).

2004
Established a career-high 28 receptions, 287 yards and five TDs…Had a career-high 7 receptions for 82 yards and 3 TDs at Cincinnati (11/28/04).

Game 1 vs. Baltimore 9/12: Inactive (knee)…Game 2 at Dallas 9/19: Inactive (knee)…Game 3 at N.Y. Giants 9/26: Inactive (knee)…Game 4 vs. Washington 10/3: Started at TE and had 2 receptions for 19 yards (9.5 avg.), including a long of 12 yards…Had a key reception in the 3rd quarter with a 12 yard reception down to the Redskins 19-yard line, and three plays later QB Jeff Garcia connected with TE Aaron Shea for a 15-yard TD to tie the game, 10-10…Game 5 at Pittsburgh 10/10: Started at TE…Game 6 vs. Cincinnati 10/17: Started at TE…Game 7 vs. Philadelphia 10/24: Started at TE and recorded 3 receptions for a career-high 42 yards (14.0 avg.), including a 21-yard TD pass…In the 3rd quarter, capped an 8-play, 51-yard (4:03) drive with a career-high 21-yard TD reception to open a 24-21 lead...The TD reception was his first TD reception since 11/3/02 vs. Pittsburgh…Game 8 at Baltimore 11/7: Started at TE and was tied for the club lead with 4 receptions for 31 yards (7.8 avg.), including a long of 12 yards…Game 9 vs. Pittsburgh 11/14: Started at TE with 1 reception for 3 yards…Game 10 vs. N.Y. Jets 11/21: Started at TE and had 3 receptions for 19 yards (6.3 avg.), including a long of 10 yards…Added 1 special teams tackle…Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/28: Started at TE and established career-highs with 7 receptions for 82 yards and 3 TDs…The 3 TDs receiving also tied a franchise record (9th time in franchise history)...In the 1st quarter, connected with Kelly Holcomb on a 7-yard TD pass to open an early 7-0 lead…In the 3rd quarter, capped a 3-play, 64-yard (1:26) drive with a 20-yard TD strike to cut the Bengals lead to 27-20…In the 4th quarter, had a career-high 30-yard reception to open a 6-play, 80-yard (3:24) scoring drive and also had a pass interference call in the endzone to put the ball at the 1-yard line and RB William Green plunged in to cut the Bengals lead to 44-41…Also in the 4th quarter, added a 1-yard TD reception from Holcomb to give the Browns a 48-44 lead…Game 12 vs. New England 12/5: Started at TE and had 2 receptions for 20 yards…Added a two-point conversion in the 4th quarter…Game 13 at Buffalo 12/12: Started at TE with 2 receptions for 19 yards…Game 14 vs. San Diego 12/19: Started at TE and had 1 reception for 5 yards…Game 15 at Miami 12/26: Started at TE and had 1 reception for 27 yards…Game 16 at Houston 1/2: Started at TE and had 2 receptions for 20 yards and 1 TD…In the 3rd quarter, added a 9-yard TD pass from QB Kelly Holcomb as the Browns opened a 16-7 lead.

2003
In his second season with the Browns, established a career-high 18 receptions for 134 yards (7.4 avg.), despite missing the final seven games of the season due to an ankle injury…Solidified the starting tight end position out of training camp with blocking and pass catching ability, and started nine games…Had a reception in seven of the nine games played…Established a career-high 6 receptions at New England on Oct. 26…Added 1 special teams tackle.

Game 1 vs. Indianapolis 9/7: Started at TE with 2 receptions for 22 yards (11.0 avg.)…Also played on special teams…Game 2 at Baltimore 9/14: Started at TE with 1 reception for 5 yards…Also played on special teams…Game 3 at San Francisco 9/21: Started at TE and had a season-high 3 receptions for 25 yards (8.3 avg.), including a long of 9 yards…His 25 yards receiving also was a career-high…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 9/28: Started at TE and had 1 reception for 3 yards…Also played on special teams...Game 5 at Pittsburgh 10/5: Started at TE and had 2 receptions for a career-high 30 yards…Also played on special teams…Added a career-high 17 yard reception late in the 2nd quarter on a 3rd and 1 play as the drive continued and was capped by QB Tim Couch running for a 9-yard TD to open a 23-10 halftime lead...Game 6 vs. Oakland 10/12: Started at TE and also played on special teams...Game 7 vs. San Diego 10/19: Started at TE with 3 receptions for 15 yards (5.0 avg.), including a long of 11 yards…Also played on special teams...Game 8 at New England 10/26: Started at TE and led the club with a career-high 6 receptions for 34 yards (5.7 avg.), including a long of 9 yards…Also played on special teams...Game 9 at Kansas City 11/9: Started at TE and also appeared on special teams…Left the game in the 2nd quarter (ankle) and did not return. Placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 12.

2002
Acquired by the Browns at the end of training camp in a trade with San Diego…Appeared in all 16 regular season games, including six starts at TE…Solid blocking end who helped the running game improve from 31st to 23rd in the NFL with 100.9 rushing yards per game…Totaled 17 receptions for 105 yards (6.2 avg.), including 1 TD…Added a 1-yard TD reception vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 3…Had a season-high 5 receptions for 21 yards at Jacksonville on Dec. 8…Also was a key player on special teams with 7 tackles…In his Browns debut vs. Kansas City on Sept. 8, started at HB for the injured Aaron Shea (shoulder)…Started at HB for Aaron Shea (shoulder) vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 15, with 1 reception for 8 yards…Played TE at Tennessee on Sept. 22, with 1 reception for 11 yards and threw a key block in the 3rd quarter to allow PR Dennis Northcutt to race 74-yards for TD on a punt return…Had 1 special teams tackle at Pittsburgh on Sept. 29…Played TE vs. Baltimore on Oct. 6, and added 1 reception for 12 yards at Tampa Bay on Oct. 13…Played TE vs. Houston on Oct. 20, and appeared on special teams with 1 tackle and made a key play by forcing a fumble, which the Browns converted to a TD in a 34-17 win over the Texans…Played TE and on special teams at N.Y. Jets on Oct. 27, and added a 1-yard TD reception vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 3…Started at TE at Cincinnati on Nov. 17, for the injured Aaron Shea (ankle) and had 2 receptions for 15 yards and made a key play on special teams with a fumble recovery in the 4th quarter and added 2 special teams tackles…Had 1 reception for 8 yards at New Orleans on Nov. 24, and 2 receptions for 18 yards vs. Carolina on Dec. 1…Started at Jacksonville on Dec. 8, and recorded a season-high 5 receptions for 21 yards…Started vs. Indianapolis on Dec. 15, and added 1 reception for 2 yards at Baltimore on Dec. 22…In the regular season finale vs. Atlanta on Dec. 29, had 2 receptions for 9 yards…In the AFC Wild Card Game at Pittsburgh on Jan. 5, started at TE and also played on special teams.

2001
In his third season with San Diego, appeared in all 16 regular season games for the first time in his career, including 10 starting assignments…Totaled 8 receptions for 55 yards…Caught a 3-yard TD reception at New England on Oct. 14.

2000
Caught 6 passes for 32 yards and 1 TD…Also contributed 7 tackles on special teams, 1 blocked punt and 1 fumble recovery on special teams…Played in 15 games with 3 starting assignments…Caught first-career TD pass for 4 yards at Carolina on Dec. 17…Also blocked first-career punt at Carolina on Dec. 17.

1999
In his rookie season with San Diego saw action in 11 regular season games…Contributed 2 tackles on special teams…Made his NFL debut on special teams vs. Seattle on Oct. 17…Entered the NFL as San Diego’s third-round selection and 69th player chosen overall in 1999 Draft.

College Highlights
Collegiate career totals at South Dakota State include 112 receptions for 1,499 yards (13.4 avg.) and 8 TDs…Earned first-team All-North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors in 1998…Also earned first-team all-conference academic honors…Voted second team All-America by Sports Network and third-team Division II All-America by Football Gazette…Selected to Daktronics All-Midwest Region second team…Honorable mention all-conference choice as junior and sophomore…Majored in early childhood education.

Personal
Born Steve Allen Heiden on Sept. 21, 1976 in Rushford, Minn…Lettered in football and basketball at Rushford-Peterson (Minn.) High School…Honorable mention all-state selection by Minneapolis Star Tribune as senior…Earned all-area honors from Rochester Post Bulletin and Winona Daily News…Married the former Jessica Preusse in the summer of 2003 in Minnesota…Active in the Cleveland community with support to the Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway program and the holiday Clothe-A-Child program.