81  Tripp Higgins
Tripp Higgins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, GA

High School:
Pope HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
3L


Is expected to play a bigger role for the team this fall due to the new spread offense ... Worked as the "Y" receiver in spring drills and had eight catches for 161 yards in the spring scrimmages ... Was the second leading receiver in the spring of 2002 ... 2001: Lettered for his third consecutive season as a wide receiver ... Had two pass receptions in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Had one catch for 12 yards and his first career touchdown in the win over UT-Chattanooga ... Grabbed one pass for eight yards in the South Florida contest ... Played in seven games of the 2001 season ... Finished the season with four receptions for 13 yards and one score ... Had three pass receptions for 53 yards in the spring of 2001 ... Had a 12-yard touchdown catch in the final scrimmage of spring ... Has been two year regular at receiver ... 2000: Lettered while participating in all 11 games during the season ... Started the Houston and Cincinnati games ... Had at least one catch in all 11 games ... Opened the season with two catches for 17 yards against Mississippi State ... Had a season high three receptions for 42 yards against Southern Mississippi ... His three catches and the 42 yards against Southern Miss were both career high offensive totals ... Had one catch for 26 yards in the Cincinnati game ... The 26-yard reception against the Bearcats was a career long play for Higgins breaking the old mark of his 23-yarder against Southern Mississippi in 1999 ... Finished the 2000 season with 16 catches for 178 yards ... Was the team's fifth leading receiver in 2000 ... Lettered previous season as the team's punt returner and as a wide receiver ... Worked in the spring as a wide out with Ryan Johnson ... Had four pass receptions for 37 yards and one touchdown in spring scrimmages ... Caught a 10-yard pass from Neil Suber in the fourth quarter of the Blue-Gray game ... 1999: Earned his first letter as a Tiger appearing in all 11 games of the 1999 season ... Started the season as a wide receiver and later added the punt returner and kick returner duties ... Had his first career pass reception in the win over Tulane ... Caught a 13-yard pass for a first down ... Grabbed two passes for 33 yards in the Southern Mississippi game ... Finished the season with three receptions for 46 yards ... Had one kick off return for 28 yards in the win over UAB and had one return for 16 yards against Southern Mississippi ... Saw most of his playing time as the Tigers' punt returner ... Took over the duties in the Arkansas State game ... Had one return for 10 yards against the Indians ... Had his biggest night as a Tiger when he returned eight punts for 46 yards and had a long return of 26 yards ... His eight returns rank as the second highest total ever by a Tiger player ... Returned seven punts a week later in the Tulane game ... Seven returns ranks him third on the single game list ... Finished the season with 25 punt returns for 141 yards ... His 25 returns ranks as the sixth highest total in school history ... A mid-semester signee for the Tigers in 1999 ... Graduated in May of 1997 and enrolled at the Naval Academy Prep School ... Arrived on campus in January and participate in spring drills ... In four weeks of spring practice he moved from a newcomer to the number two position at flanker behind Damien Dodson ... Was the third-leading receiver in spring practice with eight catches for 88 yards ... Averaged 11.0 yards per reception ... Was the only receiver in the spring with two touchdown receptions ... Had a long reception of 37 yards... Was expected to see action immediately due to lack of experienced players at the receiver slots ... Has good speed and demonstrates a talent for catching the ball with his hands ... Made several exceptional receptions in spring scrimmages ... Prep: A football and track letter-winner at Pope High School ... Earned three letters in football ... Was an all-county and all-city selection in football in 1997 ... Had five receptions for 169 yards in the Marietta High game for a '97 season best ... Finished the 1997 season with 49 pass receptions for 837 yards and eight touchdowns ... Also registered one pass interception as a defensive back ... Career receiving totals read 61 catches for 1,300 yards ... Holds school record for the longest pass reception at 80 yards ... Worked as a high jumper on the track team ... Had a personal best of 6'6" which also set a new Pope High School record ... A former high school teammate of ex-Tiger quarterback Stephen Galbraith ... An honor student in high school ... Played for coach Steve Sparks at Pope High School ... Born: 3/31/80 ... Is the son of Carey and Marlena Higgins.

Statistics

ReceivingG/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
19998/034615.3025
200011/71617811.1026
20017/04133.3111
Total26/72323710.3126
Kickoff Ret.G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
19998/024422.0028
Punt Ret.G/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
19998/0251415.6026

Career Highs
Most Pass Receptions/Game: 3 vs Southern Miss ('00)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 42 vs Southern Miss ('00)
Long Reception: 26 vs Cincinnati ('00)
Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (`01)
Most Punt Returns/Game: 8 vs UAB (`99)
Most Punt Return Yards/Game: 46 vs UAB & Tulane (`99)
Longest Punt Return: 26 vs UAB (`99)
Most Kickoff Returns/Game: 1 vs UAB & USM (`99)
Most Kickoff Return Yards/Game: 28 vs UAB (`99)
Longest Kickoff Return: 28 vs UAB (`99)

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