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#30 AJ Highsmith
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 208
Year: Senior
Hometown: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Hightower HS
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AJ Highsmith Profile
Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
Release: 07/25/2012

2013 HURRICANE MEDIA "GOOD GUY" AWARD

2013 (Senior): Played in all 13 games at safety, making four starts ... Registered 23 tackles, one sack, one INT and three PBUs ... Totaled two tackles, PBU and interception in win over Savannah State ... Recorded two tackles against Florida, USF, North Carolina, Duke and Virginia ... Racked up season-high four tackles and career-first sack in road loss at Florida State ... Made one tackle vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl ... Recipient of Hurricane Media "Good Guy" Award at end-of-season team awards show ... Earned letter.

2012 (Junior): Played in all 12 games at safety and on special teams, making seven starts ... Finished season with 32 tackles, one INT, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Made five straight starts at safety ... Made career-first start at safety against Bethune-Cookman ... Posted career-high eight tackles (five solo), recovered fumble and had interception in home win over NC State ... Had five tackles and forced fumble in home loss to Florida State ... Broke up two passes against Virginia Tech ... Had four tackles in road loss at Virginia ... Broke up pass against USF and Duke ... Graduated in December 2012 ... Earned letter.

2011 (Redshirt Sophomore): Made position switch from quarterback to defensive back for junior campaign and saw action in 11 games ... Finished season with 12 tackles (eight solo, four assists) ... Earned letter.

2010 (Sophomore): Played in two of first three games of season, completing 4-of-7 passes ... Sat out remainder of year with injury.

2009 (True Freshman): True freshman quarterback, who played in three games ... Completed 4-of-6 passes for 53 yards, including career-first touchdown to Kendal Thompkins from 15 yards out against Virginia ... Completed 3-of-3 passes for 38 yards against Florida A&M ... Earned letter.

High School: Rated No. 24-best quarterback by ESPN.com, No. 47-best quarterback by Scout.com and No. 87-best QB by Rivals.com ... Father, Alonzo Highsmith, played at Miami from 1983-86 and in NFL for seven years ... Full name is Alonzo Highsmith Jr. ... As senior at Hightower, threw for 2,192 yards with 28 passing touchdowns with just four interceptions and ran for 360 yards and seven more touchdowns ... Helped lead team to 13-1 record in 2008 and appearance in Class 5A Division I state championship game ... As junior, threw for 2,400 yards with 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and ran for five touchdowns ... Passed for 2,300 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions as sophomore and added four rushing TDs ... Finished career with 6,673 passing yards and 70 touchdowns ... Houston Chronicle 2008 District MVP and second-team All-Texas as senior ... Named to Houston Chronicle's 2006 and 2007 all-district first team as sophomore and junior ... Named to 2008 All-Greater Houston Chronicle Team ... Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention ... Lettered four years in football and one year in track ... Coached by Shane Hallmark.

 HIGHSMITH CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON G-GS UT AT TT TFL YDS SACK YDS FF FR PBU INT YDS
2009 3-0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 2-0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 11-0 8 4 12 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 12-7 18 14 32 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 1 4 1 0
2013 13-4 10 13 23 1.0 4 1.0 4 0 0 3 1 20
CAREER 41-11 36 31 67 1.0 4 1.0 4 1 1 7 2 20
Schedule
 
Saturday, November 01
Football vs. North Carolina
Miami Gardens, Fla.
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Saturday, November 15
Football vs. Florida State
Miami Gardens, Fla.
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Saturday, November 22
Football at Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
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Saturday, November 29
Football vs. Pittsburgh
Miami Gardens, Fla.
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