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Ray Hightower
Ray Hightower

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Central

Last College:
Fresno City College

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
S

Birthdate:
12/02/1982

Experience:
JC


JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Coach Tony Caviglia at Fresno (Calif.) City College, helping the Rams to a combined record on 19-3 (.863) over the last two seasons, including the 2001 Central Valley Conference championship...two other defensive backs from Fresno City College signed National Letters of Intent with NCAA I-A programs in 2003, including Matt Giordano (California) and Rodney Woods (Oregon)...recorded 72 tackles (31 solos, 41 assists) as a sophomore, including four for losses...also credited with two caused fumbles and one fumble recovery in 2002...two-year starter for Coach Wayne Koligian at Central High School in Fresno, Calif....earned first-team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference and all-city honors in 2000...named the Grizzlies' most valuable defensive back as a senior...produced 68 tackles and seven interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, in 2000...had 24 receptions for 265 yards (11.0 avg.) and four TDs as a senior...second-team All-TRAC selection in 1999...had 41 tackles and three interceptions as a junior...caught 15 passes for 150 yards (10.0 avg.) and two scores in 1999...two-year starter in basketball at Central...named first-team All-TRAC Defense after being selected the team's top defender...averaged 12.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 2000-01...scored a single-game high 24 points as a senior...averaged 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a junior...son of Raymond Hightower and Janet Hightower...born Dec. 2, 1982.