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Rashard Higgins
Rashard Higgins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Mesquite

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 188

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L


11/25/2014

CSU's Higgins finalist for prestigious Biletnikoff Award

Sophomore receiver leads nation in receiving yards, touchdowns

11/24/2014

Higgins named semifinalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Award given annually to top player from the state of Texas

11/19/2014

Higgins named to 'Players to Watch' list for 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year honor

CSU WR one of two wide receivers on watch list

11/17/2014

CSU's Higgins semifinalist for Biletnikoff Award

Higgins one of 10 receivers up for prestigious award

10/18/2014

Football recap: Rams complete thrilling 16-13 win in front of sellout crowd

Roberts makes 46-yard field goal as time expires

11/22/2014

CSU Football vs. New Mexico

CSU Football vs. New Mexico - photos by Don Reichert

11/22/2014

Football vs. New Mexico

NCAA Football: New Mexico at Colorado State (USATSI)

11/01/2014

Colorado State at San Josè State - Nov. 1, 2014 (Dan Byers)

Colorado State at San Josè State - Nov. 1, 2014 (Dan Byers)

11/01/2014

Colorado State at San Josè State - Nov. 1, 2014 (Don Reichert)

Colorado State at San Josè State - Nov. 1, 2014 (Don Reichert)

10/25/2014

CSU Football vs. Wyoming

CSU Football vs. Wyoming - photos by Don Reichert

Career Division I games played/started: 24/24(10/10 in 2014... 14/14 in 2013)

2014 (Sophomore):
One of 10 semifinalists for Biletnikoff Award and one of 15 Players to Watch for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award...has started 10 of 11 games and leads the team with 77 receptions for 1,447 yards (18.8) and 15 touchdowns, setting school single-season records for receiving yards and touchdowns...No. 1 among FBS players in receiving yards, receiving yards per game (144.7) and receiving touchdowns...his 15 touchdowns average an astonishing 34.9 yards in length, and include two touchdowns of 73 yards, both tying for the longest receptions of his career... has 10 career 100-yard receiving games, including eight this season, and a current school-record streak of six in a row.

  • Registered a career-high 11 receptions for 143 yards at Boise State (Sept. 6)
  • Had seven receptions for 147 yards against UC Davis (Sept. 13), putting him over the 1,000-yard receiving mark in just 17 games
  • His 21-yard touchdown catch against Boston College (Sept. 27) helped the Rams win their third consecutive game against teams from Power 5 conference
  • Had 178 receiving yards against Tulsa (Oct. 4) on six receptions,the 10th-highest single-game receiving yardage totalby a CSU pass-catcher, and logged four touchdowns on the day...the four receiving touchdowns--which included a career-best 73-yard scoring grab--set a CSU single-game record and tied the Mountain West record, which was previously set seven times...in the game Higgins made the 100th reception of his career, achieving the mark faster than any player in CSU history (19 games)...the previous record was held by Rashaun Greer (24)
  • His 190 yards at Nevada (Oct. 11) set a career high and his two touchdowns tied him for first in NCAA FBS
  • His 187 yards against Utah State (Oct. 18) was his third consecutive game with over 175 receiving yards, making him the first player since 2007 to do so (Michael Crabtree)
  • His 174 yards and two touchdowns against Wyoming (Oct. 25) pushed him into first place in the FBS receving yards and touchdowns...his touchdowns 43 yards in the second quarter and 73 yards in the third quarter.
  • Caught 8 passes for 143 yards and a touchdowns in win at San Jose State (Nov. 1), including a long of 55 yards.
  • In 58-20 win over New Mexico (Nov. 22) returned from having missed the previous game vs. Hawai'i (Nov. 8) because of a shoulder injury and re-emerged in a big way with a game-high 10 receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns for his sixth consecutive game with 100 or more yards.

2013 (Freshman): Started all 14 games as a true freshman and led the Rams with 68 receptions for 837 yards (12.3) and six touchdowns...his six receiving touchdowns rank fourth among all NCAA FBS freshmen (three players had seven)...also third in receptions and fourth in receiving yards nationally among freshmen...earned honorable mention on Campus Insiders' FBS All-Freshman team.

  • Broke the CSU freshman record for receptions in a season with 68, a number that ranks sixth in CSU single-season history
  • His 68 receptions were the most by a Rams pass-catcher since David Anderson's 86 in 2005
  • His 837 receiving yards were the most by a CSU player since Rashaun Greer in 2008 (1,114)
  • At Alabama (Sept. 21) caught seven passes for 71 yards
  • Set a CSU freshman record by registering 156 receiving yards vs. UTEP (Sept. 28), the most by a freshman in the Mountain West in 2013...also hauled in a career-high 2 touchdowns...named College Football Performance Awards honorable mention Wide Receiver of the Week and Earl Campbell Tyer Rose honorable mention
  • Caught 10 passes vs. Boise State (Nov. 2) to tie the CSU freshman record and set a new career high. It was the most receptions by a Rams pass catcher since Tyson Liggett's 11 receptions on Sept. 26, 2009 at BYU
  • Earned player of the game honors from coaching staff vs. Nevada (Nov. 9) for his downfield blocking to help running back Kapri Bibbs set the school rushing record with 312 yards
  • In the Rams' regular season finale vs. Air Force (Nov. 30), caught 7 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, tying a career high
  • In the Rams' win over Washington State in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Dec. 21) caught four passes for 42 yards

High School:

  • Earned nine letters, including three in football, at Mesquite (Texas) High School.
  • Hauled in 69 receptions for 1,136 yards (16.5) and 10 TDs as a senior for the Skeeters.
  • In 49-35 win over Plano West, had a career-best eight receptions for 155 yards and a TD. On the first play of the second quarter, caught a pass and took it 70 yards to give Mesquite a 14-7 lead.
  • Skeeters offense outscored opponents on average 43-21 while compiling an 11-1 record and becoming District 12-5A and Bi-District champions.
  • One of only six undefeated teams to make the Texas state playoffs...advanced to the second round but lost to eventual state champion Allen High School 50-28.
  • Finished his senior year earning first-team District 12-5A, All-Texas first-team and honorable mention by the Associated Press in the 5A classification.
  • Earned the Mesquite High School Outstanding Receiver Award.
  • Junior season, named first-team All-District 11-5A, helping Mesquite to a 7-6 record and their first winning season in three years.
  • Advanced to the third round of the Texas state 5A playoffs with upset wins over 8-3 Belton and 9-3 Garland before losing 24-6 to The Woodlands.
  • 2011 campaign ended with the Skeeters becoming Bi-District and area champions after making it to the regional semifinals.
  • Head football coach was Robbie Robinson.
  • Also played basketball, averaging 17 points per game, and ran track at Mesquite.

Personal: Given name is Rashard Malick Higgins..born Oct. 7, 1994 in Dallas, Texas...mother's name is Jeanette Jackson...Has two older siblings, one sister and one brother...Pre-construction management major at CSU...Hometown: Mesquite, Texas.

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