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Tim Higgins


5' 7"
Northville, Mich.
172 lbs.

A walk-on who joined the team prior to the 2003 season…

2006: Made the lone appearance of his collegiate career against Western Carolina and had one carry for no gain…The crowd at The Swamp was chanting his name throughout the fourth quarter for him to be inserted into the Gator lineup…Was chosen as the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week in helping the Gators prepare for UCF…Member of the scout team who dressed for the Southern Miss, UCF and Kentucky games…

2005: Did not see any game action and worked with the scout team…Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…

2004: Did not see any game action and worked with the scout team…Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…

2003: Worked with the scout team at receiver but did not see any game action…

PREP: A two-year starter and four-year letterwinner in football at receiver and defensive back…WLAA All-Conference at wide receiver who was named an Academic all-conference selection…Named to Detroit News' honorable mention all-state team and First-Team All-Metro West team…Set a single-season school record with nine touchdown receptions…Also played basketball and ran track…High school coach was Clint Alexander…

MAJOR: History.

PERSONAL: Was born on May 29, 1985…A National Merit Scholarship recipient…Father, Kevin, played football at West Chester State University and is currently the head coach at The Citadel…Mother, Kay, played softball and basketball at Springfield College…Admires former Gator Danny Wuerffel because "he is the epitome of a Christian athlete"…Has two sisters…His parents are Kevin and Kay Higgins…Appeared in two Scripps National Spelling Bees during his middle school days, which was the subject of a 2005 ESPN College Gameday piece the week of the Gators' game against Georgia…


Year No. Yds Avg. TDs Long
2006 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 1 0 0.0 0 0



                                     |---RUSHING---|  |--RECEIVING--|  |-------PASSING-------|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All
 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No.  Yds TD  Lg  Cmp-Att-Int  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......  1    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0
 Totals..............................  1    0  0   0    0    0  0   0    0-  0-  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0

 Games played: 1
 Avg per rush: 0.0

                                     |---------TACKLES---------| |-SACKS-| |-FUMBLE-|            Pass Blkd |-Kicks--XPTS-|
 Date         Opponent               Solo  Ast  Total    TFL-Yds    No-Yds  FF FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH Brk Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv Saf  Pts
 Nov 18, 2006 WESTERN CAROLINA.......   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0
 Totals..............................   0    0      0    0.0-0     0.0-0     0  0-0     0-0     0   0    0   0-0     0   0   0    0

Profile on Tim Higgins

  • Father, Kevin, is head coach at The Citadel
  • Plays the guitar in his spare time, had a band with a couple of buddies in high school which played local shows
  • Major is history, may want to be a teacher in the future
  • Competed in the National Spelling Bee, televised each year by ESPN, in 1999
  • Watched the movie “Rudy” multiple times the week before the Gators faced Western Carolina on Nov. 18, then got into the game in a similar fashion with fans chanting for him to play

What They Are Saying About Tim Higgins

“He must be Florida’s version of Rudy. He’s an excellent student, and he’ll be a success for the next 20 years. He’s a really classy guy. He’s a little guy that has done everything we’ve asked of him, and he’s just a first-class guy. We decided to put him in when we saw the sign saying ‘Give Me Higgins.’ I actually got a letter, too, asking me to play him. He’s a great kid.” (11/18/06)
Urban Meyer, UF Head Coach

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