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Tyler Higbee

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Clearwater, Fla.

High School:
East Lake

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 233

Position:
TE

Tyler  Higbee

05/02/2016

Eight Hilltoppers See NFL Dreams Fulfilled Over Draft Weekend

WKU had a school-record three draft picks and led Conference USA.

04/30/2016

Tyler Higbee Drafted in Fourth Round of 2016 NFL Draft by Los Angeles Rams

Higbee becomes WKU's highest-ever offensive draft pick.

03/29/2016

Hilltopper Football Hosts Record Pro Day for NFL Scouts

Thirty of 32 NFL teams were on-hand inside Smith Stadium on Tuesday.

02/11/2016

Hilltopper Duo Set to Attend 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

Doughty and Higbee are the second and third offensive players from WKU to attend the combine.

11/27/2015

WKU Football vs. Marshall Postgame Notes

11/27/2015

Western Kentucky vs.Marshall, 49-28

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky faces Marshall at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

10/10/2015

Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee, 58-28

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky squares off against Middle Tennessee at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.

09/26/2015

Western Kentucky 56, Miami (OH) 14

Photos from Miami (OH) @ Western Kentucky on Sep. 26, 2015

09/26/2015

Western Kentucky 56, Miami (OH) 14

Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky.

09/03/2015

Western Kentucky 14, Vanderbilt 12

Joe Brown stopped Nathan Marcus a yard shy of the goal line on a two-point conversion attempt with 33 seconds left to preserve Western Kentucky's 14-12 victory over Vanderbilt on Thursday night.

   Higbee In the News

2015 C-USA First Team
2015 C-USA Second Team (Phil Steele)
2015 CBS Sports Midseason All-American
2015 John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week (1)
2015 John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week - HM (3)
2015 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
2015 John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List
Participated in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

CAREER GAME HIGHS:

  • Receptions - 11 at Indiana (9/19/15)
  • Yards - 109 at Indiana (9/19/15)
  • Touchdowns - 3 at Marshall (11/28/14)
2015 (r-Sr.): Higbee launched into the starting role as a senior as he appeared in nine games with eight starts and proved his versatility as a blocker and pass catcher, earning a midseason addition to the Biletnikoff Watch List. Higbee racked up a pair of 100-yard receiving games and four touchdowns through the first four games of the year and caught at least one touchdown in six of his nine games, catching two touchdowns against Miami (Ohio) and Marshall. Higbee was named the John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week following the season opener at Vanderbilt when he caught four passes for 102 yards - nearly half of WKU's 209 yards through the air - and the go-ahead touchdown. It was Higbee's 65-yard reception in the third quarterback, which he caught 15 yards down field and ran it down to the Vanderbilt four-yard line to setup WKU's first score of the game, that proved to be his most valuable play.

2014 (r-Jr.): As the team's No. 2 tight end, Higbee tallied 230 yards on 15 receptions, including four touchdowns. Higbee's breakout performance came on a three-touchdown day at No. 19 Marshall as he caught six passes for 99 yards. Higbee played in 11 of 13 games with three starts at Navy and against Army and UTSA. He also totaled three special teams tackles. Higbee was the CFPA honorable mention National Tight End of Week following the Marshall game. He was also one of only three tight ends last season to catch at least three touchdowns in a game, joined by FIU's Jonnu Smith and Minnesota's Maxx Williams. Higbee also became one of just four players in WKU history to catch at least three touchdowns in a single game and the first since 1978.

2013 (r-So.): Higbee saw time in seven games, starting three of the first five at tight end after converting over from wide receiver. He finished the year with 13 catches for 169 yards and a touchdown, that score coming at South Alabama in week three. His best showing of the season was a five catch, 67-yard performance also against South Alabama. Higbee tallied three catches for 41 yards against Kentucky and four catches for 31 yards against Navy.

2012 (r-Fr.): Higbee redshirted in 2012.

2011 (Fr.): Higbee played in 11 games as a true freshman, one of two true freshmen receivers to see extensive playing time for the Hilltoppers on offense. He finished the regular season with a pair of catches for 92 yards, making one start at the receiver position against Florida Atlantic on Oct. 15. Higbee finished the regular season with a bang, reeling in the first catch of his career against North Texas on Nov. 19, a 63-yard touchdown grab in the first half of a WKU win. He followed up that performance with his second catch in as many weeks, catching a 29-yard pass against Troy on Nov. 26 in the regular-season finale.

HS/Misc.: Higbee was named team MVP and team captain for his senior season at East Lake High School. He reeled in 42 receptions as a tight end, leading the county in receptions, to total over 540 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in his final season. He finished his career with over 1,100 yards receiving and 18 touchdowns. Higbee earned First -Team All-County honors as well as being a Pinellas County All-Star his senior year. He was rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com after lettering all four years in football. He also earned a pair of letters on the baseball diamond at the varsity level.


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