#40 John Higgins
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
High School: New Trier
Major: Biology
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John HigginsJUNIOR (2012)
Contributed to the efforts of the junior varsity program ... carried the ball seven times in the three jayvee games, with four rushes against Middlebury and three more versus Bridgton Academy.

Saw time in two varsity games — in victories over Columbia and Princeton ... prominent running back on the junior varsity squad ... ran four times for 14 yards and caught three passes for eight yards in 24-0 win over Middlebury ... carried the ball six times and hauled in another pass to help the jayvees down Williams, 21-14 ... workhorse against Bridgton Academy, running the ball 17 times for 77 yards, plus covered up an onside kick to secure the 21-12 triumph.

Spent the year working with the junior varsity squad ... led the jayvees with 55 yards on 16 rushes against Williams ... bolted for 103 yards on 18 carries versus Bridgton Academy, including a one-yard burst into the end zone, plus caught a pass for a six-yard gain.

One of a stable of backs for New Trier, which had three different runners collect 300-400 yards each ... also a standout lacrosse player who helped the Trevians clinch their sixth consecutive state title as a senior all-conference performer ... captained both the football and lacrosse teams as a senior.

Biology major ... son of Robert and Molly ... full name is John Daley DeCosta Higgins ... born on Dec. 1, 1991 ... has one brother and one sister ... father was a member of the Class of 1981 and earned a letter as a fullback on the football team as a senior ... enjoys music, but plans on a career in medicine.