Ben Heenan
No. 65, 63
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1990-02-05) February 5, 1990 (age 31)
Regina, Saskatchewan
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Sheldon-Williams Collegiate
(Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
University:Saskatchewan
CFL Draft:2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status:National
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca (archive)

Ben Heenan (born February 5, 1990) is a Canadian born former American football guard who played for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) in 2015. He also played with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of Canadian Football League (CFL). Heenan played college football for the University of Saskatchewan, and was ranked as the second best player in the CFL's Amateur Scouting Bureau final rankings for players eligible in the 2012 CFL Draft, and first by players in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, at the end of the 2011 CIS season.[1]

Professional career

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Heenan was selected first overall in the 2012 CFL Draft by the Saskatchewan Roughriders of Canadian Football League.[2] Heenan spent three years as a member of the Roughriders, including in 2013 when he won his first Grey Cup championship as a member of the 101st Grey Cup-winning team. As a pending free agent, he was released on February 2, 2015 so that he could pursue National Football League opportunities.[3]

Indianapolis Colts

On February 3, 2015, Heenan signed a 3-year, $1.575 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[4][5] He joined Henoc Muamba as the second player signed by the Colts to have been selected first overall in the CFL Draft.[6] Heenan was released in August after tearing his meniscus. On November 3, the Colts signed Heenan to their practice squad.[7] Heenan announced his retirement from football on April 7, 2016.[8]

References

  1. ^ CFL Scouting Bureau - April 2012 Archived April 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Carpenter, Dallas (May 3, 2012). "Roughriders select Ben Heenan first overall in CFL Draft". The Huskie Outsider. Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  3. ^ "Heenan released by Riders as he looks south". cfl.ca. February 2, 2015. Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  4. ^ "Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with G-Ben Heenan". colts.com. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  5. ^ Schultheis, Luke (February 6, 2015). "Details of Colts Duron Carter and Ben Heenan's Contracts Released". horseshoeheroes.com. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Former Riders OL Heenan signs with Colts". TSN.ca. February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  7. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad moves". blogs.colts.com. November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "Former Roughrider OL Heenan retires". www.tsn.ca. April 7, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2020.