17   Sean Higgins
Sean Higgins


Brewster, N.Y.

High School:
Brewster H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 219


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
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