OUTLOOK: Charlie Higgenbotham returns for his junior season at the Capstone and should contend for playing time at linebacker and on special teams ... has seen action in 24 games ... recorded 16 career tackles, including 10 solo stops and one quarterback sack ... a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Higgenbotham was the Crimson Tide's second-team mike linebacker behind Rolando McClain during his sophomore season in 2008 ... made four tackles and registered one sack while playing in all 14 games ... started on the Tide's kickoff return team ... received the Commitment to Academic Excellence Award for his achievement in academic endeavors ... in the season opener at Clemson, Higgenbotham got to Tigers' quarterback Cullen Harper for an eight-yard sack in the second half of a 34-10 rout of the Tigers ... Higgenbotham made two tackles vs. Western Kentucky with one solo stop in the Tide's 41-7 win ... he continued his strong play with one assisted tackle at Arkansas ... earned Academic All-SEC honors during the fall of 2008.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Played in 10 games, including each of the last nine ... had 12 tackles, including eight solo stops, on the season ... recorded a season-high three tackles in the win over Tennessee ... had two tackles at Mississippi State and two against Florida State ... made a tackle in games against Western Carolina, Houston, Ole Miss, Auburn and Colorado ... earned team Special Teams MVP honors against Houston and Ole Miss.
2006 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted initial collegiate season.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Prep star at Mountain Brook High School under former Alabama star Joey Jones...averaged over ten tackles per game for three years...varsity statistics also include four interceptions, four caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and one safety despite tearing ACL after the fourth game of his senior season...rated the No. 38 Inside Linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com as a senior...All-State Honorable Mention Class 6A by Alabama Sports Writers Association and All-Metro selection by The Birmingham News in both his junior and senior seasons...started in the North-South All-Star game as a junior and led both teams with nine tackles and one fumble recovery...started in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic as a senior and led Alabama with seven tackles...National Latin Medal award winner...has one sister, Jackie...full name is Charles Richard Higgenbotham...born Sept. 11, 1987.
Charlie Higgenbotham: Career Statistics
Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2007 10-0 12 8 4 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2008 14-0 4 2 2 1.0-8 0 1.0-8 0 0-0 0 0-0
TOTAL 24-0 16 10 6 1.0-8 0 1.0-8 0 0-0 0 0-0