Tee Higgins is not expected to play in the Cincinnati Bengals’s Preseason matches for the 2022 NFL season as he underwent an offseason procedure to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Who is Tee Higgins?

Tamaurice William “Tee” Higgins is an American football player who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League. He plays the wide receiver position. Higgins was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was born on January 18, 1999 in Oak Ridge city of Tennessee and attended Oak Ridge high school. He had 68 receptions for 1,044 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. Higgins originally committed to play college football at the University of Tennessee before switching to Clemson.

College Career: –

Higgins started 13 games as a freshman at Clemson in 2017 and had 17 receptions for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Higgins began his sophomore season as a starter and finished with 59 receptions, 936 yards receiving, and 12 touchdowns.

Higgins had 1,167 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns in his junior season as Clemson finished 14-1 and advanced to the National Championship, which Clemson lost to LSU 42-25. Higgins scored on a 36-yard run in the game. Higgins decided to give up his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft in 2020.

NFL Career: –

Higgins was selected by the Bengals with the 33rd overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Higgins’s rookie scale contract was for four-year and $8.6 million. Higgins made his NFL debut versus the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1. The player had five receptions for 40 yards and his first two receiving TDs in a 23-23 tie against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. Higgins had 67 receptions for 908 yards and six receiving touchdowns in his rookie season. In 2020, his 908 receiving yards ranked third among all rookie receivers, trailing only Justin Jefferson and CeeDee Lamb.

 Before the start of his second season, Higgins announced that he would change his jersey number from 85 to 5 after the 2021 NFL season. Higgins improved on his rookie season by finishing the 2021 regular season with 74 receptions for 1,091 yards and six receiving touchdowns in 14 games played. Higgins had seven receptions for 96 yards in a 19-16 win over the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round. Higgins caught six passes for 103 yards in the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, leading the Bengals in receiving yards in the 27-24 overtime win to advance to Super Bowl LVI.

Higgins scored the Bengals’ first touchdown of Super Bowl LVI, a 6-yard pass from running back Joe Mixon. Higgins scored his second touchdown of the game on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. Higgins finished the game with four receptions for 100 yards, the most by any player on either team in the 23-20 loss.