Timeout with Robert Higgins
TIMEOUT WITH ROBERT HIGGINS
BY MIKE HOUSER
Nevada Appeal Sports Writer
(Robert Higgins is a 2008 Carson High School graduate. The 6-foot-7, 310-pound freshman plays right guard for De Anza College, which finished 7-3 this year.)
MH: If I could block for one quarterback or running back, it would be…
RH: I want to block for (quarterback) Pat White from West Virginia. Just because even if I looked bad on a play, he’d make me look good.
MH: When I’m feeling stressed, I like to…
RH: Generally hit somebody. Since the season’s over, generally hit the weight room and lift it out.
MH: If I were in an NFL video, it would be to this song.
RH: “Indestructible” by Disturbed. It just seems like the perfect football song.
MH: Last book I read.
RH: Stephen King’s “The Stand.” I think it’s my fifth read through it. I always find something new.
MH: (Blank) is so hot.
RH: I’m going to say Jessica Simpson.
MH: But you’d have to fight Tony Romo for her.
RH: That’s OK. He can bring T.O. (Terrell Owens).
MH: (Seattle Seahawks) offensive lineman Walter Jones is…
RH: Walter Jones is the reason I love to run-block. He just gets after it, man. He’s one of those linemen that knows he’ll flatback you. It’s up to you to stop him.
MH: The thing about college I never expected is…
RH: There are way too many parties. My friends are like, “Let’s go out.” There were three parties in a night. I was like, “Holy (crap).”
MH: When I’m 40…
RH: I want to have published one book. It’s always been a lifelong dream of mine to write something people will look at and remember.
MH: Boxing or mixed martial arts?
RH: Both. I don’t care. If it’s two dudes beating the (crap) out of each other, it’s all gravy.
MH: Fast-forward or rewind?
RH: Fast-forward another year and a half. I’m at Berkeley with a full-ride scholarship to play football (for the California Golden Bears).
MH: Favorite creature food.
RH: Let’s go steak, my favorite meal choice. A big ol’ 12-ounce New York strip.
MH: Saturdays are for playing football. Sundays are for…
RH: Watching football. I wake up in the morning and turn on the Chicago Bears game, then I watch whatever game comes on after that.
MH: After pancaking a defensive lineman, I’d like to say (pick your favorite one-liner from a movie)…
RH: If I had to give a one-liner, it would be “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
MH: What’s your favorite course at De Anza?
RH: I’ll go with my astronomy class because my professor makes it an exciting thing. It’s a boring topic, but an exciting professor.
MH: Timeout or Parting Shot?
RH: Timeout. One of my white friends will be dancing to a rap song. I’ll put my arm around his shoulder and go, “You know you’re white, right?”