Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #35 TE, #613/750 Overall, 2010: Higgins was the leading receiver for the Mavs’ high-powered offense, making 39 catches for 600 yards this season (54.5 ypg). He also caught a team-best seven touchdowns on his way to earning a spot on the All-MIAA Second Team...2009: Was a Daktronics Division II Offensive Second Team All-American...started all of UNO’s 12 games at tight end...was the top pass receiving tight end in Division II with 50 catches for 848 yards...led all Maverick receivers with 50 catches for 848 yards and nine touchdowns to become the first TE since Jeff Jennings in 1991 to lead UNO in all major receiving categories...his 50 catches ranked 10th best in a single season in UNO history, while his 848 yards are tied for eighth...had two or more catches in all 12 games he played in...caught six or more passes in four games...Started all eleven games...caught 20 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns...ranked first in yards per catch (17.3) and second in total yards...All-MIAA honorable mention...2007: Caught three passes for 57 yards as the back-up at tight end...2006: Redshirted.
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Draft Scout Mike Higgins News
11/27/12 - TE Michael Higgins was signed from the practice squad in case David Thomas can't play against the Falcons because of a knee injury.
07/31/12 - TE Michael Higgins, an undrafted free agent in 2011, has impressed with some nice catches early in camp while getting first- and second-team reps in the absence of an injured David Thomas. The 6-5, 242-pound Higgins was active for two games last season after being promoted from the practice squad when Thomas suffered the second of two concussions and was put on injured reserve.
01/11/12 - TE Michael Higgins, an undrafted rookie who was on the practice squad most of the season, is getting valuable practice snaps with TE John Gilmore sidelined by a toe injury.