‘Hollywood’ Higgins headed early to the bright lights of the NFL

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Appropriately enough, with the NFL headed back to Los Angeles, a player with the nickname of “Hollywood” has decided to make the early leap to that level as well.

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, one of the country’s most talented and productive wide receivers, Rashard Higgins, has decided to leave Colorado State early and make his way into this year’s NFL draft pool.  Higgins made his announcement on (surprise!) Twitter…

… with the football program following up with a statement from head coach Mike Bobo and a tweet of their own.

“We wish Rashard Higgins all the best as he begins this next chapter in his life,” Bobo said. “I’m appreciative of the way he represented his family, our team and Colorado State University, and gave everything he had for his teammates and our great fans on a daily basis. Rashard will always be a Ram, and I have no doubt he will be successful as he joins his fellow former Rams proudly representing Colorado State in the NFL.”

Higgins, a two-star prospect coming out of high school in Texas whose only Power Five offer was from Missouri, led the Rams in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns each of his three seasons with the program. The 6-2, 190-pound junior’s best season came in 2014 as he caught 96 passes for 1,750 yards and 17 touchdowns. The yards and touchdowns led the nation.

For that season-long performance, Higgins became the first Ram player since 1995 and just the third in program history to be named a consensus first-team All-American.