Mark Higgs

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Mark Deyon Higgs (born April 11, 1966 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is a former American football running back in the National Football League who led the Miami Dolphins in rushing from 1991-1993.

Though Higgs was constantly discouraged from playing football due to his size (5'7", 195 lbs), he went on to match - and even break - many of the rushing records at Owensboro High School. Recruited to the University of Kentucky, Higgs earned the best average per rushing attempt (5.43), and became UK's third all-time rusher,

Higgs was drafted in the eighth round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys, where he only played five games before departing to the Philadelphia Eagles for the 1989 season. He joined the Dolphins as a free agent prior to the 1990 season. Prior to the beginning of the 1991 season, Higgs was named the starter, replacing an injured Sammie Smith. Higgs remained the starter, even after Smith returned from his injury.

During the 1993 NFL season, Higgs was replaced as the team's starting running back by Terry Kirby, despite the fact that Higgs was leading the team in rushing for the third consecutive season, a feat that had only been matched in the past by Larry Czonka. After leaving the Dolphins, Higgs spent his last two years with...
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