88 Alex Higdon

Alex Higdon Ohio State
usa United States
Cincinnati, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1986, 1987

Post-OSU Update: Alex Higdon was a third round selection (56th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Higdon tore his ACL in his third NFL game, curtailing a promising start in which he had already recorded two touchdowns on three catches. He missed the season and reinjured his knee during rehabilitation. Corrective surgeries could not restore his previous athletic ability, thus ending his football career. Post-football, Higdon went into psychology and works with corporate and sports clients. (updated: Nov. 2022)

Major: Pre-medicine (1986-87)

Weight: 251 (1987), 233 (1986)

1987 Media Guide: Saw limited action in each of his first three years at Ohio State, and won a letter each year … has all the qualities to be an outstanding tight end: speed, strength and good hands … an honor student in college studying pre-medicine … determined to make his senior year a great one.

1986: Returned to tight end midway through the 1986 season and made his first appearance in the Iowa game.

1986 Media Guide: An exceptionally talented athlete whose progress has been slowed by two position changes … lettered as a reserve tight end as a freshman … moved to outside linebacker in the spring of 1986 and was impressive … has good speed, impressive strength and excellent body balance.

1985: Moved to defensive tackle and served as a backup.

1984: Played in a reserve role at tight end.

High School: Was an all-Ohio and scholastic All-America tight end at Princeton High … caught passes for over 500 yards as a senior … also played baseball, basketball and track in high school … has taken lessons in boxing.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFR
1987Ohio State101013131.00262529.7031000