Tee Higgins

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Tee Higgins
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Higgins with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020
No. 85 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1999-01-18) January 18, 1999 (age 22)
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Oak Ridge (Oak Ridge, Tennessee)
College:Clemson
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:67
Receiving yards:908
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Tamaurice William "Tee" Higgins (born January 18, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson and was selected by the Bengals with the 33rd overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Higgins attended Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and has one older sister.[1] As a senior, he had 68 receptions for 1,044 yards and 18 touchdowns.[2] A five star recruit, Higgins originally committed to the University of Tennessee to play college football before changing to Clemson University.[3]

Higgins also played basketball in high school and was offered scholarships to play college basketball by numerous schools.[4]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Clemson in 2017, Higgins played in 13 games and had 17 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns.[5][6][7]

Higgins entered his sophomore season in 2018 as a starter.[8] In the College Football Playoff National Championship, he had three receptions for 81 yards in the 44–16 victory over Alabama.[9] He finished with 59 receptions for 936 receiving yards and 12 receiving touchdowns.[10]

In his junior season, Higgins had 1,167 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns as his team finished with a 14–1 record, making it all the way to the National Championship, which Clemson lost to LSU by a score of 42–25. Higgins had a 36-yard rushing touchdown in the game.[11][12] Higgins decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft.[13]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Tee Higgins Receiving Rushing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2017 Clemson ACC FR WR 7 17 345 20.3 2 0 0 0.0 0
2018 Clemson ACC SO WR 15 59 936 15.9 12 0 0 0.0 0
2019 Clemson ACC JR WR 15 59 1,167 19.8 13 1 36 36.0 1
Career Clemson 37 135 2,448 18.1 27 1 36 36.0 1

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size Wonderlic
6 ft 3+58 in
(1.92 m)
216 lb
(98 kg)
34+18 in
(0.87 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
11
All values from NFL Combine[14]

In the 2020 NFL Draft, Higgins was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round with the 33rd overall pick.[15] On July 28, Higgins signed his rookie deal, a four-year contract worth $8.6 million.[16] Higgins made his NFL debut in Week 1 of the 2020 season against the Los Angeles Chargers.[17] In Week 2, he recorded his first three professional receptions for 35 yards against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football.[18] In Week 3, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had five receptions for 40 yards and his first two receiving touchdowns in the 23–23 tie.[19] In Week 6 against the Indianapolis Colts, he had six receptions for 125 receiving yards in the 31–27 loss.[20] In Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he had seven receptions for 115 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown during the 36–10 loss.[21] Higgins finished the season with 67 receptions for 908 yards and six touchdowns. His 67 catches tied a Bengals rookie record set by Cris Collinsworth in 1981.[22] His 908 receiving yards ranked him third among all rookie receivers in 2020, behind Justin Jefferson and CeeDee Lamb.

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2020 CIN 16 14 67 908 13.6 67 6 5 28 5.6 13 0 1 1
Career 16 14 67 908 13.6 67 6 5 28 5.6 13 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kreager, Tom (January 13, 2020). "Tee Higgins: 3 things to know about Clemson receiver before national championship". The Tennessean. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  2. ^ Keepfer, Scott (August 24, 2017). "Tee time: Clemson freshman receiver could have big impact". The Greenville News. Gannett. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ Thomas, Chris (July 4, 2016). "Tee Higgins commits to Clemson after naming Tennessee leader in May". Knoxville News Sentinel. Gannett. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Raynor, Grace (March 29, 2018). "Choosing football over basketball, Clemson's Tee Higgins looking to take next step". The Post and Courier. Evening Post Industries. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Tee Higgins 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Louis-Jacques, Marcel (August 9, 2018). "Why Clemson WR Tee Higgins feels ready to take the next step this football season". The Anderson Independent-Mail. Gannett. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Raynor, Grace (August 7, 2018). "Clemson's Tee Higgins transforms himself into key wide receiver". The Post and Courier. Evening Post Industries. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Raynor, Grace (July 12, 2018). "Clemson football Top 10: Tee Higgins next elite wide receiver in line". The Post and Courier. Evening Post Industries. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "College Football Championship – Clemson vs Alabama Box Score, January 7, 2019". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "Tee Higgins 2018 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  11. ^ "Tee Higgins 2019 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  12. ^ "College Football Championship – Clemson vs LSU Box Score, January 13, 2020". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  13. ^ Gordon, Grant (January 15, 2020). "Clemson WR Tee Higgins declares for 2020 draft". NFL.com. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  14. ^ "Tee Higgins Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  15. ^ Hobson, Geoff (April 24, 2020). "2nd Round: Bengals Tee It Up For Joe With WR Higgins". Bengals.com. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  16. ^ Dragon, Tyler (July 28, 2020). "Cincinnati Bengals second-round pick WR Tee Higgins signs deal". The Enquirer. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  17. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals – September 13th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  18. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns – September 17th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  19. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles – September 27th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  20. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts – October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  21. ^ "Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers - November 15th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2020.
  22. ^ https://www.si.com/nfl/bengals/news/cris-collinsworth-praises-tee-higgins

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