Former Colts kicker Cary Blanchard dies

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Cary Blanchard #14 of the Indianapolis Colts kicks against the New Jersey Jets at Giants Stadium on September 8, 1996 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Lyons/ Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Indianapolis Colts and Oklahoma State kicker Cary Blanchard died Tuesday at age 47.

Mindi Blanchard confirmed her ex-husband’s death. She said Cary passed away unexpectedly of what she believes was a massive heart attack, but added that an autopsy has not been performed.

Blanchard lived near Edmond, Oklahoma, a suburb of Oklahoma City, but Mindi said he died in Mabank, Texas, three days after his mother’s funeral there.

As a Colt, Blanchard was an Associated Press All-Pro in 1996 and a Pro Bowl selection in 1997. His nine-year NFL career also included stints with the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals.

A three-time All-Big Eight selection (1988-90), Blanchard finished his Oklahoma State career with 331 points.