Rashard Higgins
Rashard  Higgins


Dallas, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 188



3 Rams named to Sporting News' Preseason All-Mountain West first team

Higgins earned 1st-team All-America honors


Higgins earns preseason All-America honors by Athlon Sports

Publication ranks CSU's wide receivers 24th in FBS


Higgins earns preseason 1st-team All-America honors by Sporting News

Wide receiver became CSU's 3rd consensus 1st-team All-American in 2014


13 Rams named to Athlon Sports' preseason All-MW teams

Gaines, Higgins, Zerblis headline first team


11 Rams named to Phil Steele's 2015 Preseason All-MW teams

Higgins earns first team All-MW, All-America honors


Colorado State spring scrimmage - April 4, 2015 (Dan Byers)

Photos from Colorado State's spring scrimmage by Dan Byers


2015 Spring Practice - Practice 3

Photos from Colorado State's third spring football practice from Don Reichert


CSU vs. Air Force

CSU vs. Air Force football


CSU Football vs. New Mexico

CSU Football vs. New Mexico - photos by Don Reichert


Football vs. New Mexico

NCAA Football: New Mexico at Colorado State (USATSI)

Career Division I games played/started: 26/26 (12/12 in 2014... 14/14 in 2013)

Enters 2015 as one of the most highly-decorated returning players in Division I FBS.

  • Only returning Biletnikoff Award finalist and one of just four returning consensus or unanimous All-America position players (Ohio State Jr. DE Joey Bosa, Baylor Sr. T Spencer Drango and Arizona Jr. LB Scooby Wright)
  • Named one of 17 Players to Watch in 2015 by the Touchdown Club of Columbus
  • One of just five players returning from last year's list of final candidates for the 2014 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
  • Joined by Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett (RS-So.), TCU QB Trevone Boykin (Sr.), Mississippi State QB Dak Prescott (Sr.) and Arizona LB Scooby Wright (Jr.) among active players from that list
  • Has amassed 164 receptions for 2,587 yards (15.8) and 23 touchdowns with an average of 99.5 yards per game in his first two collegiate seasons
  • Has 12 career games with 100 or more receiving yards, including active streak of 10 in a row (missed one game due to injury)
  • In just two seasons already holds CSU record for receiving touchdowns and ranks fifth in career receptions and receiving yards

2014 (Sophomore):
First Rams football player since 1995, and only third in school history, to be named consensus first-team All-America (AP, FWAA, Walter Camp)... Finalist for Biletnikoff Award and attended College Football Awards Show in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 10-11 with fellow finalists Amari Cooper (Alabama) and Kevin White (West Virginia)... Named one of 15 Players to Watch in November for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award... Voted first-team all-Mountain West by vote of coaches and media... selected Male College Athlete of the Year by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame...Started 12 games and led the team with 96 receptions (10th FBS) while leading the nation with 1,750 yards (18.2) and 17 touchdowns, setting CSU single-season records in those two categories... ranked first in the nation in yards-per-catch among players with 65+ receptions... his 17 touchdowns averaged an astonishing 34.9 yards in length, and include two touchdowns of 73 yards, both tying for the longest receptions of his career... has 12 career 100-yard receiving games, including 10 in 2014, and a school-record streak of nine in a row, which was the longest active streak nationally... The 10 100-yard receiving games in 2014 ranked second all-time among Mountain West Players.

  • Registered a then-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 for his career 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 total by 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 eight 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.
  • Recorded a career-high 12 receptions at Air Force (Nov. 28) that went for 193 yards and two touchdowns
  • Caught seven passes for 110 yards, including a long of 59, in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl against Utah (Dec. 20)

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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