Cam Heyward is the nephew of former Nittany Lion Cam Heyward, who was on the Michigan State team that won the 2021 Peach Bowl? The college football star has had a tricky career to date.
He lost his starting running back job in 2019, and he was looking to leave MSU. However, a move from receiver to tight end rejuvenated his career and restored him to the game on a regular basis.
Brandon Gay, who was with the Bulldogs from 2014-17, said Hardy made the position his own, and helped MSU reach the Peach Bowl final against Pittsburgh. MSU ran out 31-21 winners against the Panthers in the game on 30th December.
In 2022, Heyward is expected to be taken in the NFL draft, but is he related to current NFL star Cameron Heyward?
Who is Connor Heyward’s father, and who was the legendary NFL player?
Are Connor Heyward And Cam Heyward Related?
Cam Heyward, better known as Cam, was selected to the NFL in 2011 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has spent his entire career with the Steelers at defensive tackle, earning All-Pro First-Team accolades in 2017 and 2019.
Cam Heyward is the eldest brother of MSU star Connor. Cam was born in May 1989, with his younger brother, Connor, arriving in January, 1999.
Two brothers, Robert and Brandon, were also football players. Neither was picked in the NFL draft. Craig, a running back who did not join the league, retired and became a coach in his home state of New Jersey.
Corey, the fifth brother, went the other way and decided against a career in football to pursue one on the court as a basketball player for Georgia Tech.
Who Is His Father?
Craig Heyward was an NFL fullback from the 1980s and 1990s, including for the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons, and Indianapolis Colts. He was a one-time Pro Bowl selection for the Saints in the 1980s and 90s.
He was a first-round selection in 1988, but he had to retire in 1998 because of malignant bone cancer. He underwent an operation to remove the disease, but it returned eight years later.
He contracted the infection in April and died May 23, 2006, at the age of 39. He was just 39 years old. His adolescent nickname of “Ironhead” followed him throughout his career.
His grandmother gave him the name ‘Ironhead’ because he never flinched when a pool cue was broken over his head as a kid.”