Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Former NFL wide receiver survives plane crashing into house

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Former NFL wide receiver Kole Heckendorf spent time with the Lions, Packers, Seahawks, Chargers and Colts over his handful of years in the league. But I would imagine he encountered nothing close to as scary as what happened to him last Friday.

According to the Dickinson Press, Heckendorf and his brother-in-law Jeff Hill had just returned home to Hille's residence from a golf outing when a small plane crashed into the house and caught fire. Heckendorf was upstairs in a bedroom at the time of the crash.

“I didn’t really have time to do anything,” Heckendorf said.

Heckendorf was knocked off his feet but was able to climb out of the house through an upstairs window. However, the two people on board the plane were killed and Heckendorf’s dog, Storm, also was killed in the crash. In addition, the house was full of furniture awaiting the Heckendorfs’ move into a new house. All of which was lost in the fire.

A standout at North Dakota Stae University, Heckendorf signed as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay in 2009. He bounced around to five different clubs before eventually exiting the league in 2013 without ever appearing in a regular season game.

Via Pro Football Talk

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