Hawk Item – – One of eight true freshmen to see action in 2020, playing in six games.
2020 – – Saw action on special teams in 24-20 loss at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota . . . two solo tackles at Minnesota for first career statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 41-21 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin.
High School Honors — Named to All-State Top 50 as a junior and senior . . . first-team all-state, all-conference, and all-county as a junior and senior . . . earned all-state and all-conference honors as a sophomore . . . Career — Four-year football letterman as linebacker and tight end . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . helped prep team reach state championship as a sophomore and state regionals as a junior . . . three-year prep record of 27-11 . . . ranked in the top 10 nationally in tackles as a senior . . . holds school record with 471 career tackles . . . led conference in tackles for three consecutive seasons . . . had 151 tackles, five pass break-ups, and three forced fumbles as a senior . . . finished with 145 tackles, three pass break-ups, three forced fumbles, and an interception return for a touchdown as a junior . . . had 158 tackles and four forced fumbles as a sophomore . . . had 17 tackles as a freshman . . . also earned three letters in basketball.
Personal — Born 2/14/02 . . . open major . . . parents are Shelley and Roy Higgins . . . high school coach was Mic Roessler.