Tee Higgins, Bengals WR, talks to media after career day in 41-21 win over Baltimore in Week 16

The Cincinnati Bengals are a dangerous team with QB Joe Burrow, RB Joe Mixon, a talented trio of WR’s in Tyler Boyd, Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. All of them are threats having the ability to catch intermediate or deep balls.

On Sunday, against Baltimore, Higgins was all over the field catching 13 receptions, 194 yards, a 16.2 average, 2 TD’s. He now has over 1,000 receiving yards on the season. He joins Boyd and Chase with over 1,000 yards receiving.

The 6’4, 215 pound, 22-year-old from Clemson is having a great season, 71 receptions, 1,029 yards, 14.5 average and 6 TD’s.

With the Bengals, you have to pick your poison on who to stop.

Tee Higgins Bengals WR
Tee Higgins Bengals WR On his career day vs. Baltimore. His 2nd half of 2021. Playing with Joe Burrow 12 26 2021.mp3

THE TEE HIGGINS BIOGRAPHY

A 2020 second-round pick of the Bengals, Higgins was among the top rookie WRs in the NFL last season and is considered to be a core piece for Cincinnati moving forward … Led team in receiving yards (908) and receiving TDs (six) as a rookie, and was second in catches (67) … Receptions total tied Cris Collinsworth for Bengals rookie record, while receiving yardage total was fourth and receiving TDs total tied for fifth … Ranked third among NFL rookies in 2020 in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs … Had two 100-yard receiving games … Played three seasons at Clemson and compiled 135 receptions for 2448 yards, and his 27 career receiving TDs tied DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins for most in school history … Also an accomplished prep basketball player who was known for highlight-reel dunks, and was finalist for Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball award as junior.

Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in second round of 2020 NFL Draft (33rd overall) … Signed with Bengals on 7-28-20.

2020 highlights: Played in all 16 games (14 starts) as a rookie … Led team in receiving yards (908) and receiving TDs (six), and was second in catches (67) … Receptions total tied Cris Collinsworth for Bengals rookie record, while receiving yardage total was fourth and receiving TDs total tied for fifth … Ranked third among NFL rookies in 2020 in receptions, receiving yards and receiving TDs … Had two 100-yard games … Made NFL debut on Sept. 13 vs. L.A. Chargers (no statistics) … Recorded first career start and first career reception (18-yarder) on Sept. 17 at Cleveland, and finished the game with three catches for 35 yards … Caught first (one yard) and second (four yards) career TD passes on Sept. 27 at Philadelphia, making him just the fifth Bengals rookie ever with a multi-TD performance and the first to do so as early as his third career game … Tallied his first career 100-yard receiving game on Oct. 18 at Indianapolis, when he hauled in six catches for season-high 125 yards, including a 67-yarder that set up a TD on the next play … Recorded 115 receiving yards and a two-yard TD on season-high seven catches on Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh … Posted six catches for 99 yards and a TD (20 yards) on Dec. 27 at Houston … Entered season finale vs. Baltimore tied with Cris Collinsworth (67 catches) for team rookie receptions record, and was just 92 yards away from becoming third Bengals rookie ever to record 1000 receiving yards, but he left game with an injury on Cincinnati’s first possession before recording a catch; injury occurred on his own 41-yard catch-and-run play negated by a penalty away from the ball.

College: Spent three seasons (2017-19) at Clemson … Played in 43 career games, and compiled 135 receptions for 2448 yards and 27 TDs … Receiving TDs total tied for most in school history with DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins … First player in school history with double-digit TD receptions in consecutive seasons … Helped Clemson to berths in the college football playoff in each of his three seasons … Tigers finished 15-0 and won national championship during his sophomore season in 2018, and 14-1 and national runners up as a junior in ’19.

Personal: Hometown is Oak Ridge, Tenn. (outside Knoxville) … Attended Oak Ridge High School, where he won Tennessee’s Mr. Football award for the AAAAA level as both a junior and senior … Caught 68 passes for 1044 yards and 18 TDs as a senior, and added three scores on punt returns and another on an INT return … Considered one of the top WR prospects in the country, and played in 2017 Under Armour All-American Game … Also an outstanding prep basketball player, he averaged 15 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a junior and was a finalist for Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball award … Sports communication major at Clemson … Counted A.J. Green as his favorite NFL player growing up, and says he modeled his game after Green.

BIOGRAPHY COURTESY CINCINNATI BENGALS COMMUNICATIONS

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