Tyrone Higgins

Tyrone Higgins

Player Profile

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Riviera Beach, FL

High School:
Palm Beach Gardens

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
09/30/1981

Major:
Social Science

2003: Played in every game...ended his junior campaign fifth on the squad in total tackles with 74...most productive game was the NCAA Semi-Final game against Colgate...a game he recorded a total of 10 tackles, including six solo and five for a loss of eight yards...opened the season with a forced fumble in each of his first two games...also credited with breaking up one pass...recorded three sacks the first against Texas State (7), Nicholls State (6) and Northern Arizona (3)...broke up a pass against Gardner-Webb...ended the season with the highest number of tackles for a loss by a linebacker and was second on the squad with 13...earned the team's Special Teams MVP Award.

2002: Played in nine of the team's 11 games...missed two with a torn meniscus (MCL)...despite missing two games he ended the season fourth on the team in total tackles at 51...recorded five for a loss of yards...credited with one pass broken up and one forced fumble...strong rush defender...strongest outing of the season was against Eastern Kentucky, a game he recorded eight tackles, one for a loss and earned his forced fumble...scored one TD on the season following a blocked punt...Higgins recovered the ball in the endzone for the score against Bethune-Cookman.

2001: Played in every game...listed among the top-four in every defensive category...third on the squad with 33 solo tackles...added 23 assists for a total of 56, also third on the squad...had four tackles for a loss of 13 yards...recorded one sack for a loss of eight yards and broke up two passes....in his first collegiate game he had one solo and four assists, those totals were flip-flopped in game two, a game which featured FAU defeating the no. 22 team in the country...game three was more of the same and lead up to his best game of the season...against Drake he recorded seven solo tackles and two assist...his first tackle for a loss was against St. Mary's (CA)...against Gardner Webb he recorded two tackles for a total loss of 10 yards...he ended the season, against Albany (NY) with six solos, one assist and a deflection.

2000: Speed and effort were very impressive...became a leader of the linebackers because of his play on the field...full speed from the beginning to the end...likes to stick his head in and tackle...used his speed and size to his best advantage.

High School: Played for Tim Tharp at Palm Beach Gardens High School...earned all-conference, all-area and all-state honors...three-sport athlete (football, track and power lifting).

Personal: History major...son of Brenda Quarterman...born September 30, 1981 in Riviera Beach, FL...professional goal is to play in the NFL.

FAU Career Defensive Stats
YearGMSUTATTTTFLSacks
2001103323564-131-8
200292526515-81-5
20031444307413-293-16
Total331027918122-505-29

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