Third-year player expects to be a significant contributor on the offensive line at left guard this season for the Spartans.
2016 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games, including six starts (BYU, Northwestern, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Rutgers) at left guard, to earn his first letter . . . suffered season-ending broken ankle injury in the Rutgers game . . . played more than 400 snaps at guard . . . played season-high 85 snaps at Illinois and had two knockdowns against the Fighting Illini . . . posted three knockdowns against No. 2 Michigan . . . logged five knockdowns vs. BYU on 47 snaps, including two dominators, in his first career start at left guard . . . posted one knockdown in 42 snaps at Indiana . . . registered one knockdown in 13 snaps at No. 18 Notre Dame.
2015 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation’s top offensive tackles by ESPN.com (No. 49) and 247Sports.com (No. 85) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive guards by Scout.com (No. 55) . . . listed among the Midlands’ top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 91) . . . ranked among the state’s Top 100 seniors by ESPN.com (No. 76), Dave Campbell, Texas Magazine and VYPE Magazine . . . named All-Greater Houston Private High School Outstanding Lineman of the Year in 2014 by the Touchdown Club of Houston . . . selected Offensive Lineman of the Year by VYPE (one of 10 players) . . . also named to the Houston Area All-VYPE Team . . . two-time All-Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) selection for Coach Nathan Larned at The Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas . . . named to the Private School Elite Team as a junior . . . three-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field for the Falcons . . . son of Kirk and Molly Higby . . . born Jan. 26, 1997 . . . communication major.