He played college football at Clemson and was selected by the Bengals with the 33rd overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. NFL Network's Lance Zierlein and Bucky Brooks breakdown how wide receiver Tee Higgins will fit with the Cincinnati Bengals. Watch every catch from Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins' 2- TD game in the week 3 match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bengals.com's Marisa Contipelli chats with Bengals second round draft pick receiver Tee Higgins. Rookie Tee Higgins caught his first pro TDs and learned some lessons while his idol, A.J. © 2020 The Cincinnati Bengals. Green, who he lists as his favorite NFL player growing up. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Second round draft pick Tee Higgins talks with the media after being selected 33rd overall by the Bengals. Higgins was the team's second round draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. His time on the hardwood also means his ceiling could be higher than what he displays during his first season in the NFL. Instant impact recruit: Clemson's Tee Higgins, Proud pop: Tigers' Swinney signs son as walk-on, These Class of 2017 prospects fit their future schemes, The Class of 2017's instant impact prospects, Scout's Take: No. It's a new DEY! The Bengals are hoping the athleticism and production Higgins displayed at Oak Ridge and Clemson will be a weekly staple for years to come. [17] In Week 3, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had five receptions for 40 yards and his first two receiving touchdowns in the 23–23 tie. Sports. In talking with their staff (at Clemson), the consistency is there every single day with him — not just from game to game, but from practice to practice. All rights reserved. Higgins was selected No. "After the game, he called me," Oak Ridge coach Aaron Green said. Tamaurice "Tee" Higgins (born January 18, 1999) is an American football wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). "He couldn't stand it.". • Fantasy: Cheat sheets » | Projections » [4], As a freshman at Clemson in 2017, Higgins played in 13 games and had 17 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Tee Higgins RESULT Loss Boys varsity basketball vs. Memphis East. The 2017 signing day class was particularly special for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney as he signed his son as a walk-on. What you need to know about the Cincinnati Bengals: • Bengals' free-agent signings » Watch every catch by Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins from his 125-yard game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6. College career. Dave Lapham breaks down Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins in the latest edition of Lap's Look, presented by Microsoft. Tee Higgins: Dynasty Analysis. No event sees a larger number of highly sought-after prospects in the same place than The Opening Finals in Oregon. For comparison's sake, SEC schools signed 18 ESPN 300 wide receivers in the 2016 recruiting class, so there is certainly a lot of recruiting left to be done. Hopkins has been a first-team All-Pro selection the past three seasons. • 2020 schedule » | More NFL coverage ». • Tracker: Latest signings and news » Posted Fri, Mar 17 2017 The Oak Ridge varsity basketball team lost Friday's neutral playoff game against Memphis East … (Swinney sat in the middle of the stands, while Jones attempted to be inconspicuous behind the team bench.). He was originally committed to Tennessee before he flipped to the Tigers. Higgins saw his draft stock drop after a mediocre pro day, but I still expect him to have a successful NFL career thanks to his difference-making ability. After three years of playing varsity for the Tennessee high school, he didn't intend to play his final year. Higgins attended Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and has one older sister. [11][12] Higgins decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. (0:46). Where do SEC West schools stand with WR recruits? 2017—Played in 13 games as a freshman, and caught 17 passes for 345 yards (20.3 yards per catch) and two TDs. Higgins entered his sophomore season in 2018 as a starter. He put up career highs in his junior year. 0:46; Higgins explains decision to enter draft. Cincinnati Bengals 2020 media day hype. Follow him on Twitter @Gaydos_. Just ask the big sister who knows him best. Higgins was a star at Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge, Tenn. on the basketball court as well. His older sister, KeKe Stewart, played four seasons at Middle Tennessee and helped the Lady Raiders win the Conference USA title as a senior in 2014. "His acrobatic catches at practice were just unbelievable," Gaddis said. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Here are five other things to know about Higgins. Cincinnati Bengals rookie Tee Higgins thought he was done playing basketball. Gaddis said Higgins responded with a laugh. Higgins was a five-star recruit before he went to Clemson. "That's a really good thing.". Higgins, the No. NFL Network analyst Brian Billick thinks Bengals wide receiver could be a rookie that shines in 2020. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and former Tennessee coach Butch Jones, who initially landed Higgins' college commitment, showed up at Oak Ridge to watch the then-recruit play basketball games. 3 WR Tee Higgins to Clemson, Storylines, prospects and matchups to watch at The Opening, Feel good about your SEC team's 2017 recruiting class? It was as if Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins willed the first pick in Friday night's second round to the Bengals. "He was probably the best high school basketball player of all the receivers I coached at Clemson," Scott said. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor and wide receiver Tee Higgins talk about the team's progress after a quarter of the season. [16] In Week 2, he recorded his first three professional receptions for 35 yards against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday Night Football. Ryan Gaydos is a sports reporter for FoxNews.com and FoxBusiness.com. Get to know Tee Higgins, a wide receiver from Clemson, who the Bengals selected with their first pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The next day after school, Higgins was at practice. [8] In the College Football Playoff National Championship, he had three receptions for 81 yards in the 44–16 victory over Alabama. And after spending less than three full years in college, where he became one of the game's most dynamic receivers, he's not that far removed from his hooping days as a second-round pick of the Bengals. • Free agency: Tracker » | Grades » [17] In Week 3, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he had five receptions for 40 yards and his first two receiving touchdowns in the 23–23 tie. Which incoming ACC freshmen will make major contributions for their team in 2017? It starts with A&M QB commit Kellen Mond. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. I will be thrilled if I am able to get Higgins near the bottom of Round 1 in rookie drafts. Not so fast. At the Scouting Combine, he was measured having 34 1/8-inch arms and 9 1/4-inch hands. Higgins also played basketball in high school and was offered scholarships to play college basketball by numerous schools.