CSU intercepts 3 passes in come-from-behind road win
Rams even record at 5-5, 1 win away from bowl eligibility
Higgins catches 28th touchdown of his career
Rams start out Mountain West play 0-1; host Boise State next
CSU closes non-conference play with 2-2 record; heads to Utah State next
Colorado State closed the regular season with a 34-31 win at Fresno State - 11/28/15 (Photos by Don Reichert)
CSU vs. UNLV
Colorado State won the Border War for the third consecutive season, beating Wyoming 26-7 - 11-7-15 [Photos by Don Reichert]
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CSU football vs. Air Force - Oct. 17, 2015 (Don Reichert)
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Career Division I games played/started: 35/34 (10/9 in 2015... 12/12 in 2014... 14/14 in 2013)
2015 (Junior): Has played in 10 games and started eight, recording 65 receptions for 909 yards (14) and eight touchdowns... has recorded a reception in all 36 games of his collegiate career... his 6.5 receptions per game and 90.9 receiving yards per game rank 20th and 23rd in NCAA FBS, respectively... missed the Minnesota game (Sept. 12) because of a foot sprain suffered in the season opener.
- Recorded eight catches for 125 yards and a touchdown (25 yards, 1st qtr.) against Colorado (Sept. 19)
- Pulled in five catches for 103 yards including a 38-yard touchdown at UTSA (Sept. 26)
- Moved past Jeff Champine for third place in CSU history with 2,899 career receiving yards at UTSA (Sept. 26) and tied Champine for third place in career receptions (184) in the same game
- Recorded 10 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown at Utah State (Oct. 3), his 15th career 100-yard receiving game, just behind school leader David Anderson (16; 2001-05) and tied with Willie Miller (15; 1972-74)
- His 10-catch performance at Utah State (Oct. 3) marked the seventh game of his career with 10 or more catches
- Recorded his 200th career reception in a win against Air Force (Oct. 17), a game in which he pulled in seven catches for 74 yards
- Pulled in seven catches for 102 yards and a season-high three touchdowns in a win against UNLV (Nov. 14); his ninth career-game with 100+ receiving yards and multiple touchdowns
- Recorded a season-high 140 receiving yards on eight receptions in a road win against New Mexico (Nov. 21)
- In last 20 games played has 24 touchdown receptions (1.2/game) and averages 7.4 catches for 125 yards in that span (148-2,499)
Entered 2015 as one of the most highly-decorated returning players in Division I FBS.
- One of just three players nationally to be named to the 2015 preseason watch list for all three of the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Biletnikoff Award, along with Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss) and Duke Williams (Auburn).
- 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)
- 2015 Preseason Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year
- 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
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
- 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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