Johnny Huggins

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Johnny Huggins
No. 88, 49
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1976-03-29) March 29, 1976 (age 43)
Zachary, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Zachary (LA) Northeast
College:Alabama State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:10
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Johnny "J. J." Huggins (born March 29, 1976) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Alabama State University and attended Northeast High School in Zachary, Louisiana. He was also a member of the Las Vegas Outlaws, Rhein Fire and Houston Texans.

Early years[edit]

Huggins attended Northeast High School, where he was a three-sport athlete. He was named All-state in basketball and All-district in football.

He accepted a football scholarship from Alabama State University. He had 6 receptions for 94 yards as a freshman. The next year, he saw action at quarterback and tight end, registering 8 receptions for 94 yards and one receiving touchdown, 25 out of 69 completions for 395 yards, 3 passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and 3 interceptions.

As a junior, he made 15 receptions for 196 yards and one touchdown. He recorded 42 receptions for 506 receiving yards (second on the team), 593 all purpose yards (second on the team) and 6 touchdowns his senior year in 1998, earning First Team All-SWAC honors.[1][2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Las Vegas Outlaws[edit]

Huggins was selected by the Las Vegas Outlaws with the 149th pick in the XFL Draft and played for the Outlaws during the 2001 season.[4][5]

Dallas Cowboys/Rhein Fire[edit]

On February 7, 2001, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys.[6] He was allocated to NFL Europe and played for the Rhein Fire, tallying 16 receptions for 167 yards, while helping running back Pepe Pearson finish second in the league in rushing (597 yards).[7] In the 2001 season, he played in ten games (2 starts), making 8 receptions for 36 yards.[8]

Houston Texans[edit]

Huggins was selected by the Houston Texans with the 19th pick in the 2002 NFL expansion draft.[9] He was released by the Texans on May 20, 2002.[10]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Huggins signed with the Dallas Cowboys on June 1, 2002 and was released by the team on August 11.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Huggins is the nephew of former NFL player Doug Williams.[11] He has also worked as an agent for State Farm.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hackett, Derick (April 16, 1999). "Houzah honored for third year in a row". usatoday30.usatoday.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Zenor, John (August 26, 1999). "Alabama State hopes to build on fast finish". TimesDaily. Associated Press. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Porsha (February 26, 2016). "Northeast High Schools Celebrates a Legacy of Excellence". ebrschools.org. Archived from the original on October 26, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Inaugural XFL Draft". oursportscentral.com. October 31, 2000. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "J.J. Huggins". all-xfl.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "JOHNNY HUGGINS DALLAS COWBOY FOOTBALL CARDS". cowboycards.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Johnny Huggins". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "J.J. HUGGINS". profootballarchives. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "2002 NFL Expansion Draft". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "JOHNNY HUGGINS". foxsports.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  11. ^ Anderson, Joel (October 16, 2001). "Counseling Quincy". onlineathens.com. Archived from the original on September 20, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  12. ^ "Johnny Huggins Jr Ins Agy Inc". statefarm.com. Archived from the original on January 5, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2015.

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