The Indianapolis Colts lost a member of their football family today.
The Associated Press reports that former Colts kicker Cary Blanchard has passed away. He made the All-Pro team with them in 1997.
Other stops in Blanchard’s career included the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals.
According to the Associated Press, his wife, Mindi Blanchard, said that she believes he died of a massive heart attack, but there has been no autopsy as of yet. They were living in Edumund, Okla. but he passed away in Mabank, Texas.
His wife also told the AP that they were in Texas because they buried Blanchard’s mother a few days earlier.
He is survived by his son Blake and Blake’s wife, Tia, his daughter, Bayli, and his son Braeden. Colts owner Jim Irsay sent out a tweet to express his condolences.
Rest in peace, Cary Blanchard. Won some big games for us in mid-'90s. Pro Bowl in '96. Colts thoughts and prayers to his family.
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) September 7, 2016