Moved into the starting quarterback position for the last seven games of 2011... split the starting duties with Peter Maetzold in the spring, completing 15 of 23 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown, a 20-yard pass to Nick Talbert, in the 2012 Spring Game... led Fordham in passing last fall, completing 151 of 263 passes for 1,788 yards and seven scores... became the fourth Fordham passer to throw for more than 400 yards in a game... also stepped into the starting position at quarterback when Blake Wayne suffered an injury at Yale in 2010... led the Rams to wins in his first three starts... capped the 2011 spring season by completing eight of 13 passes for 104 yards, including a 40-yard scoring strike to Greg Wilson in the Spring Game... did not see varsity action in 2009.
2011: Appeared in eight games as a junior, starting the final seven games on the season... Led the team in passing, completing 151 of 263 passes for 1,788 yards and seven touchdowns... completed 32 of 52 passes for 413 yards and two touchdowns at Lafayette... the 413 passing yards tied him with current Fordham head coach Joe Moorhead for the third best passing game in school history... connected on 35 of 53 passes for 387 yards at Georgetown... threw for 253 yards and one touchdown against Lehigh... completed 21 of 38 passes for 249 yards and two scores at Penn... closed out the season by completing 23 of 41 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns... connected on 19 passes for 185 yards in the Bucknell game.
2010: Appeared in six games while making four starts as a sophomore for the Rams... completed 50 of 105 passes (56.2%) for 665 yards and four touchdowns... averaged 110.8 passing yards per game... also rushed 22 times for 49 yards (2.2 yards/carry)... completed 19 of 32 passed for 185 yards and one touchdown (20 yards) in his first career start, a win over Lafayette... also rushed six times for 20 net yards in the Lafayette win... connected on 15 of 26 passes for 175 yards and one score (three yards) in the season finale with Colgate... completed 12 of 20 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns (16 and 11 yards) in the win at Bucknell... also carried four times for 13 yards at Bucknell... completed 13 of 24 passes for 136 yards and one score (20 yards) in the Georgetown victory.
2009: Did not see varsity action as a freshman... appeared with the junior varsity... completed nine passes in two junior varsity games, including four for 63 yards in a win over Wagner.
Before Fordham: A graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola, New York, where he lettered in football for head coach Bill Basel... recipient of the Oliver DeJesus Award as Chaminade's MVP as a senior... New York Catholic High School Football League (NYCHSFL) All-League... NSCHSAA Senior Bowl All-Star... threw for ten touchdowns and rushed for two more in 2008... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born May 11, 1991... son of Marybeth and Steve Higgins... has two younger sisters (Taylor and Christine)... a Business Administration major.