• The College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium Invitee
2015: Appeared in 14 games while making starts in 11 of the final 12 games of the season ... finished sixth on the team with 53 tackles ... closed his career with six tackles in win over Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... collected five tackles in the teams win over Temple in the American Championship game ... totaled five tackles in win over Navy ... had seven tackles in win over Memphis ... tallied four tackles, a PBU and a QBH in win over Cincinnati ... had one tackle and contributed to the shutout win over Vanderbilt ... had three tackles in win at UCF ... tallied a pass breakup in win at Tulane ... had a fumble recovery, four tackles and a QBH in win over SMU ... totaled six tackles and an interception in win at Tulsa ... notched six tackles in win over Texas State ... recorded a tackle in his first game back after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in 2014 ... invited to the College Gridiron Showcase following the season.2014: Started the first six games in his first true year as a Cougar before suffering an achilles injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the season ... registered three tackles in three different games (at BYU, UCF, at Memphis) ... notched his first career interception and returned it for 54 yards for a touchdown in a win at Memphis.
2013: Redshirted while sitting out a transfer season from Boise State.
At Boise State: Started 11 of 15 games for Boise State including the first seven at strong safety in 2012 and last four at cornerback in 2011... made 25 tackles, two tackles for a loss, one interception and four pass breakups as a freshman ... posted 31 tackles, two tackles of a loss and one pass break up in 2012.
High School: Two-year letterwinner at Loyola High School ... named Second Team All-Serra League as a senior... totaled 40 tackles, 18 pass break-ups two forced fumbles and an interception as a senior ... named Daily News All-Star ... recorded 50 tackles, 12 pass break-ups and four forced fumbles as a junior ... four-year letterwinner in track and field, finishing third in state in the long jump as a senior ... Honor Roll selection and a California Scholar and National Merit Achievement Scholar.
Personal: Majoring in psychology.
Lee Hightower's Career Bests
Tackles: 7, Memphis (2015)
Tackles for Loss: 0.5, at Memphis (2014)
Interceptions: 1, twice, last at Tulsa (2015)
Fumbles Recovered: 1, SMU (2015)
QBH: 1, twice, last vs. Cincinnati (2015)
PBU: 1, twice, last vs. Cincinnati (2015)