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A.J. Highsmith

  • Athlete
  • Missouri City, TX (Hightower)
  • Ht: 6-0 | Wt: 186
  • CLASS OF 2009


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Miami Miami Enrolled (6/30/2009) -
Boston College Boston College None


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    Senior Spotlight: A.J. Highsmith

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    Highsmith Set For First Start

    A.J. Highsmith made the most of his opportunity at Kansas State and now he is set to make the first start of his Miami career this week. More


2011 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Made the position switch from quarterback to defensive back for his junior campaign and saw action in 11 games ... Finished the season with 12 tackles (eight solo, four assists).

2010 (SOPHOMORE): Played in two of the first three games of the season, completing 4-of-7 passes ... Sat out the remainder of the year with an injury.

2009 (FRESHMAN): True freshman quarterback, who played in three games ... Completed 4-of-6 passes for 53 yards, including his first career touchdown to Kendal Thompkins from 15 yards out against Virginia ... Completed 3-of-3 passes for 38 yards against Florida A&M.

HIGH SCHOOL: Father Alonzo Highsmith played at Miami from 1983-86 and in the NFL for seven years ... Full name is Alonzo Highsmith, Jr. ... As a senior at Hightower, threw for 2,192 yards with 28 passing touchdowns with just four interceptions and ran for 360 yards and seven more touchdowns ... Helped lead his team to a 13-1 record in 2008 and an appearance in the Class 5A Division I State Championship game ... As a junior, threw for 2,400 yards with 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and ran for five touchdowns ... Passed for 2,300 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions as a sophomore and added four rushing TDs ... Finished his career with 6,673 passing yards and 70 touchdowns ... Houston Chronicle 2008 District MVP and Second-Team All-Texas as a senior ... Named to Houston Chronicle's 2006 and 2007 All-District First Team as a sophomore and junior ... Named to the 2008 All-Greater Houston Chronicle Team ... Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention ... Lettered four years in football and one year in track.


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