Enters the season as the starting tight end ? Has good hands and can catch the ball in traffic ? Has played in 15 career games.
1998:Backup to All-American Kerry Taylor at tight end ? Also played on special teams ? Saw action in every game on the season, starting twice (against Maine and Lehigh) ? Had five catches on the year for 112 yards ? Made one reception for 16 yards in NCAA first round game at McNeese State ? Caught two passes for 78 yards against Villanova, including a career-long 64-yard reception from Todd Bankhead ? Had two catches for 18 yards at Richmond ? Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring of 1999. Before UMass: Transferred to UMass from Cayuga Community College in Auburn, N.Y., prior to his junior season ? Two-year starter for coach Tom Namisnak at Cayuga ? Junior College All-America selection in his sophomore year at Cayuga ? Named the 1997 Mid-State Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year ? In his two seasons at Cayuga, he posted 53 receptions for 1,296 yards (24.5 average) with 19 touchdowns ? Three-year letterwinner at wide receiver for Brian Walsh at Brewster High School.
Personal:Full name is Sean P. Higgins ? Son of Nora Higgins ? Born January 5, 1976 ? Majoring in Sociology.
Higgins' Career Statistics
Higgins' Career Highs
Receptions 2 vs. Richmond, 9/12/98 2 vs. Villanova, 10/24/98 Receiving Yards 78 vs. Villanova, 10/24/98 Long Reception 64 vs. Villanova, 10/24/98 All-Purpose Yards 78 vs. Villanova, 10/2498