| Tyrell Higgins
|Height / Weight:|
6-3 / 285
· Career statistics
Updated Nov. 2, 2010
Third-year defensive tackle who has seen action in 13 career games, including two starts... owns 16 tackles (five solo) for his career, one sack and two TFL ... gained valuable experience working with the scout team as a redshirt in 2007 ... an all-state and two-time all-district selection as a prepster.
Played in eight games at defensive tackle, including starts versus Rice and UCLA ... owns three tackles (three solo) and one TFL on the year ... registered four tackles (two solo) at Rice in his first career start ... notched two tackles versus Wyoming ... recorded one tackle at Texas Tech ... tallied five tackles and one TFL versus UCLA ... registered one tackle at No. 5/4 Nebraska.
Appeared in five games at defensive tackle ... posted three tackles, a sack and a TFL.
Did not see action ... redshirted in 2007.
Coached by Greg Ferrara at Clemens H.S. ... a three-year starter at defensive tackle and defensive end ... also saw action at tight end ... versatile two-sport letterman who recorded 205 tackles and 12 sacks during his final two prep seasons ... helped his team to a 24-3 record during that span ... tabbed second-team 4A all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association and honorable mention 4A all-state by The Associated Press as a senior ... also named first-team all-district 26-4A and first-team all- area ... recorded 108 tackles, six sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... helped Clemens to a 13-2 record in advancing to the 4A state semifinals ... sprained his ankle in the first quarter of that game, but went on to record 10 tackles and two TFL in the 27-14 loss to La Marque ... named first- team all-district 26-4A as a junior ... notched 97 tackles, six sacks, eight PBD, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... helped Clemens to an 11-1 record in advancing to the 4A area finals ... also a two-year letterwinner in track and field participating in shot put and discus ... a two-time qualifier for regionals in the shot put.
Born in Landsguhl, Germany ... has also lived in Chicago, Ill., North Carolina, Clarksville, Tenn. and Universal City, Texas ... a prep honor roll student ... is active in UT's community service program ... traveled with the Achos on a medical mission trip to Nigeria in the summer of 2010 ... participated in PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership), mentoring at a local elementary school.
THE HIGGINS FILE
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music and imagine making plays
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
I can't believe I watch: The Oprah Winfrey Show
Favorite movie: Harlem Nights
Favorite actress: Angelina Jolie
Sports Hero: Darnell Dockett
Favorite superhero: Blankman
Favorite video game: Call of Duty
Favorite cartoon character: Daffy Duck
Nobody knows I can: Play the piano