25 Facts About Tim Hightower


Timothy Michael Hightower was born on May 23,1986 and is a former American football running back.


Tim Hightower played college football at the University of Richmond and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.


Tim Hightower played for the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, Florida Blacktips and San Francisco 49ers.


Tim Hightower was named director of alumni relations for the Washington Commanders in 2020.


Tim Hightower finished third on the team in scoring with 54 total points on nine touchdowns.


Tim Hightower scored seven touchdowns and was a Third-team All-Atlantic 10 selection.


Tim Hightower was not invited to the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine, but performed well at Richmond's "pro day".

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Tim Hightower was considered one of the "small-school sleepers" in the 2008 NFL Draft, but lacked the speed of elite running back prospects.


Tim Hightower was drafted in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.


Tim Hightower then became the only Cardinal rookie running back ever to have scored a touchdown in each of his first two games with the franchise.


On November 2,2008, Tim Hightower was given his first career start against the St Louis Rams.


Tim Hightower would go on to play a minor role as the Arizona Cardinals played the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLIII.


Tim Hightower finished his first season with 143 carries, 399 rushing yards, and 10 rushing touchdowns.


Tim Hightower finished the regular season with 143 carries, 598 rushing yards, 8 rushing touchdowns, 63 receptions, 428 receiving yards, and had 5 fumbles.


Tim Hightower began the 2010 season returning as the Cardinals' starting running back ahead of Beanie Wells and Ryan Torain.


Tim Hightower finished his last season with the Cardinals with a career-high 153 carries, a career-high 736 rushing yards, and scored 5 rushing touchdowns.


Tim Hightower was traded on July 31,2011 to the Washington Redskins in exchange for defensive end Vonnie Holliday and a sixth round draft pick in 2012.


Tim Hightower played in his last regular season game with the Redskins on October 23,2011, finishing the game with 17 carries and 88 rushing yards.


Tim Hightower was then placed on injured reserve due to a torn ACL, effectively ending his season.


On May 13,2012, Tim Hightower re-signed with Redskins on a one-year contract.


Tim Hightower was expected to compete for the starting spot in the 2012 season against Helu and Evan Royster he was cut on August 31 for final roster cuts before the start of the season in favor of emerging rookie Alfred Morris.


Tim Hightower played a game for the Blacktips of the Fall Experimental Football League in November 2014.


In Week 10, Tim Hightower made his regular season debut with the Saints against his former team, the Washington Redskins.


Tim Hightower finished the game with a career-high 28 carries for 85 rushing yards and a touchdown in a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Tim Hightower finished the season with 96 carries for 375 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns in eight games and three starts.

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