Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Tee Higgins, the former Oak Ridge wide receiver had his jersey
retired at halftime of the Wildcat's basketball game with Campbell County Friday night.
He's one of the most talented athletes ever to come out of Oak Ridge! Higgins played basketball, but football is where this young man's bread is buttered. After a stellar career in high school, Tee has gone on to star at Clemson winning a National Championship season.
On Friday night he was recognized for those accomplishments by having his football jersey retired. They held a ceremony during half-time of the boys game and Higgins was quite humbled by the honor saying, "You can tell, Oak Ridge is one big family. It's a great community. I'm just glad all those guys are behind me. Guys in this community pushed me to be great in the classroom and on the field; people out there pushing me to be the best I can be."
Higgins practically re-wrote the record books at Oak Ridge,
not to mention, he scored 12 touchdowns for Clemson this season, including one in the Tigers' National Championship win over Alabama!
How special is this for Tee? Well, he's only the third Oak Ridge player to have this honor bestowed on him. The other two are Jackie Pope back in 1958 and a guy I covered, Shawn Summers back in '91.