Coach Jones Announces Higgenbotham From Alabama As Transfer

August 2, 2009 · By · Filed Under Football 

Coach Joey Jones got a transfer from a BCS school this past week. He announced on Wednesday that Charlie Higgenbotham has transferred from the University of Alabama to the University of South Alabama and will be eligible to play immediately.

He has spent the past three years at Alabama, one of them as a redshirt, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining for the Jaguars.

Higgenbotham is listed as a 6′ 220lb linebacker from Birmingham, AL. He played under Coach Jones at Mountain Brook HS prior to enrollment at Alabama. As a member of the Crimson Tide he had 16 tackles, one sack in 24 appearances the last two years.

Off the field he has been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll twice.

While at Mountain Brook, he averaged 10 tackles per game for three years. His final year there he was ranked 38th among linebackers by Rivals.com, chosen first-team all-metro by The Birmingham News and honorable mention all-state selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

The Jaguars begin preseason practice on Tuesday, August 4th with their first-ever game in school history scheduled to kickoff at 4pm Saturday, September 5th (34 days away) at Ladd-Peebles Stadium against Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy.

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