John Higginson

Hometown: Amherst, MA

2009: #53 DE 6-0, 250 lbs. Sr.


2008: #53 DE 6-0, 250 lbs. Jr.


2007: #53 DE 6-0, 230 lbs. So.

2nd Team. Converted to DE from LB


2006: #53 LB 6-0, 220 lbs. Fr.r

Backup. Played in 9 of 11 games. 3 tackles, 1 sack. Named to Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference team.


2005: #53 LB 6-0, 215 lbs. Fr.

Redshirted his true Freshman year


High School: Amherst 6-0, 215 lbs.

Competed in football, basketball, and track and field at Amherst High School...three-year starter in football as a linebacker and tight end for head coach Ken Jacque...led team to a three-year record of 27-10...earned Western Massachusetts All-Scholastic honors and all-league laurels at linebacker and tight end...played in All-Gazzette/Shriners All-Star game...recorded 100 tackles and had 500 reception yards as a senior...two-year letterwinner in track as a sprinter...lettered one year in basketball as a forward and led team to 18-7 record.

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