Cliff Higgs
Cliff  Higgs

Sanger, TX

High School:
Sanger HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 222

Defensive Back

Saw action in eight games and earned the first start of his career against Tulsa... Finished the year with 17 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss... Had a season-high five tackles in the season-opener against Texas and registered four tackles versus SMU ... Had three tackles, including one for a loss and a pass breakup versus Troy ... Picked up a tackle-for-loss against Akron... Saw considerable action on special teams

Was a key contributor in the rotation at free safety, seeing action in nine of the 11 games ... Totaled 16 tackles, including two tackles for loss ... Had a key 11-yard sack against conference rival Troy ... Piled up career-best seven tackle performances against both Louisiana-Monroe and LSU ... Also tallied his first pass break up against the Indians

Saw action in 10 games in the secondary and on special teams, tallying 10 tackles and one tackle for loss ... Had a career-high three tackles and a tackle for loss at Colorado ... Saw extensive action on the kick return team

Was a redshirt

High School/Personal
A talented all-around athlete, Higgs was awarded 12 letters in four sports over his career at Sanger High School ... Was named second-team all-district as a quarterback and defensive back in his senior season ... Amassed 1,500 total yards in his season year ... In basketball he was named the Defensive MVP after averaging a double-double for his senior year ... Won state as a pole vaulter and was a two-time regional qualifying sprinter for the Sanger track team

North Texas Mean Green