Craig Heyward: A Man Called “Ironhead”

Posted: 26th September 2009 by Blaine Spence in NFL
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WriterÆs Note: Craig Heyward would have been 43 on Sept. 26, 2009. The name ôIronheadö Heyward used to invoke fear into the hearts of NFL defenders. Hell, Heyward used to invoke fear into the hearts of anyone who crossed his path, or him. This is how LenáPasquarelli from described Heyward: ôHe was one of the toughest, nastiest SOBs that I have encountered in 28 years of covering the NFL, a man whose menacing scowl could seemingly strip paint from a wall, and who reveled in his own brute physicality and took glee from imposing his strength on others.ö But is that really all Craig ôIronheadö Heyward wasáabout? There is no doubt that Heyward relished the moniker he had been given at New JerseyÆs Passaic High School (the same high school, incidentally, whose halls had been p ...

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