Clemson Football: Tee Higgins publishes incredible piece in The Players’ Tribune

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Jacob Phillips #6 of the LSU Tigers tackles Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers during the first half in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 13: Jacob Phillips #6 of the LSU Tigers tackles Tee Higgins #5 of the Clemson Tigers during the first half in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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Former Clemson football WR Tee Higgins published an incredible piece in The Players’ Tribune detailing his relationship with his mother.

The Clemson football program has seen its fair share of talented and highly-motivated individuals and, perhaps, that list is topped by WR Tee Higgins.

Higgins, who entered the Clemson football program as a 5-star product, certainly lived up to his billing during his time with the Tigers and is now slated to be a high selection in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.

On Tuesday, Higgins published a piece in The Players’ Tribune called “Momma’s Boy.

In the article, Higgins details his relationship with his mother, starting from the time when he discovered that she was shot in the head. He was just five years of age. Higgins said he also grew up always running from one thing to the next.

"“That was the first time I ever saw someone get shot. Like … I saw it happen — saw a guy go down, saw the blood. And, man, I’ve never run so fast in my life,” Higgins said. “My heart was racing. I remember jumping this fence like I was Superman or something. So yeah, as a kid, in one way or another I was always runnin’ to somewhere … or from something.”"

Though Higgins’ mother had trouble through the early portion of his childhood, he said that she made the decision to become a better mother for her children.

"“You better believe that she kept me on the straight and narrow all throughout middle school and high school,” Higgins said. “She made sure I understood the importance of getting a good education and of always trying to do the right thing. I never went anywhere near drugs. Ever. Never really got into any trouble at all. I was that quiet kid who was just always about his business. All I ever wanted to do was whatever I thought would make my mom the most proud.”"

Higgins said his mother challenged him to be better and to realize hill full potential and to get a good education. He was able to do just that while at Clemson.

"“So now it’s time for me to go out and make my mom as proud of me as I am of her. And you better believe that I’m going to do every last thing in my power to make sure I don’t let her down when I get to the NFL,” Higgins said."

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Clemson football fans absolutely need to spend time reading this article. It absolutely shows Higgins and his mother’s heart. Tiger fans should absolutely be proud of the man Higgins has become and there’s no doubt that he will be successful at the next level and whatever he does after the NFL, as well.