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.
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